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The Best Of Corolla, NC: Seafood and Smoothies

Thanks to Outer Banks Boil Co and Island Smoothie for sponsoring this post. All thoughts shared are my own.

Recently, my family and I visited Corolla, NC for the very first time. Having visited other cities in the Outer Banks in years past, we were so excited to explore beautiful Corolla, NC. 

When planning a visit to a beach town, the weather is always the biggest gamble. We did end up with a couple days of rain and cooler temps, but in true child-like fashion, my two boys booked it for the water upon arrival! 

For the first time in seven years, my entire family (including my parents, brother, sister in law and nephew) were able to vacation together in a rental home, close to the water. We looked forward to this trip for months and when the time finally arrived to take the trip, everyone was more than ready to feel the sand in their toes. 

Everyone knows, on vacation you eat delicious food! For my family, this includes endless snacks, extravagant breakfasts (thanks to an amazing chef/Gigi) and SEAFOOD. We decided we wanted to dine-in as much as we could and if we did venture out, take-out was our desired option. Luckily for us, the Outer Banks Boil Company provided everything we would need to do our own seafood boil, right in our rental home! 

My little guy and I drove over to pick up our seafood boil for three and were super excited to discover it was packaged in this large, souvenir pot! Everything we would need to create the most delicious pot of seafood was conveniently packaged for us.

The directions were easy to understand and come printed on a card for safe keeping. We ordered the "crab pot" which is $31.95/person and includes a crab cluster, potato, sweet corn, andouille sausage, sweet onion and jumbo shrimp. The pot comes with lemon, butter, seasoning and their homemade cocktail sauce. This cocktail sauce was honestly the best I've ever tasted. Everyone in my family raved about it! When I discovered it can be ordered on their website, I knew I would be purchasing a jar soon!
I'm looking forward to steaming a pot of shrimp with Matt's homemade cocktail sauce for dipping. The flavor is unlike any cocktail sauce you've every tried! It's perfectly tangy and the right amount of sweet. 

You can head over to their website to purchase these incredible products from Outer Banks Boil Company. 

I know this picture isn't the greatest as I did have to commission a family member to snap this shot for me. However, I had to show you the amount of food that we ended up with. I did order a few extra potatoes and an extra ear of corn. That's another great perk- being able to add on whatever extras you may want! This huge dish was able to feed more than three (as you can imagine!) and every last bite was enjoyed to the fullest. We are so grateful to our new friends at Outer Banks Boil for providing my family with a seafood feast we will always remember!

If you're in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Ocean City, Maryland or even Virginia Beach, you've got to book your takeout boil. It will become a fast staple for your family vacations! They can even cater your next event and offer a variety of different menu items to suit everyone's taste. 

I'm not sure a trip to the beach would be complete without a refreshing smoothie to cap off a day in the sun. Island Smoothie is my pick for Corolla if you're looking for fresh ingredients, friendly staff and delicious combinations!

My little guy went "bananas" for his strawberry banana smoothie and I enjoyed my almond milk cold brew to the max. My entire family loved what they chose. Island Smoothie also offers fresh salads and bowls if you've got a bit of an appetite. 

The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere was upbeat and bright. We sat inside at a comfortable table and enjoyed our smoothies and cold brew. We will most definitely be back to Island Smoothie the next time we visit! You can even order online and pick up your order when you arrive. Grab an avocado toast for just $5.99 to go with your fresh fruit smoothie and make a complete meal. I absolutely love establishments like this because with all of the junk we tend to consume on vacation, having some healthy options like that from Island Smoothie was just what we needed. 

Our friends at Island Smoothie were kind enough to share some of their favorites with us and we can't wait to go back. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by for breakfast or lunch. 

While our vacation was just five days, we packed in a ton of fun and delicious meals. What meant the most to me was the time spent with my family. My brother, sister in law and nephew live over 350 miles away so we do not get to see them very often. Sharing a meal with the ones I love is a favorite pastime and one I hope our children will remember for years to come. 

You can visit these companies on their social media pages to stay up to date on all the latest:
Outer Banks Boil Company: Facebook and Instagram
Island Smoothie: Facebook and Instagram 




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