In and around Daytona Beach

When Ben first visited Daytona Beach last March, he called me and said, “There’s only chain restaurants down here!” The panic in his voice was palpable.  So began the journey to find some delicious eats.  We’ve visited quite a few places in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach, and have discovered some real gems.  We are always looking for new favorites, but here are some of the places that we’ve loved:


  • The Cracked Egg (Daytona)


  • Tia Cori’s Tacos (Daytona)
  • Mr. Dunderbak’s Restaurant and Deli (Daytona)
  • Greektown Taverna (Ormond Beach)
  • The Dancing Avocado (Daytona Beach)
  • Chucherias Houndernas (Holly Hill)
  • Aunt Catfish’s on the River (Port Orange)
  • Panheads (Port Orange)
  • Corkscrew (New Smyrna Beach)
  • Lenny’s NY Pizza Co. (Ormond-by-the-Sea)

The Garlic Knots App at Lenny’s NY Pizza Co. in Ormond-by-the-Sea

Sweets & Treats:

  • Donnie’s Donuts (Ormond Beach)
  • Cakery Creations (Ormond Beach)

I wanted to start with a list in case anyone else was in the same boat that we were searching for the tasty foods.  Our next goal will be to give you some pictures and the yummy details about these delicious noms from around our new home.

Ben Eats is Moving to Austin!

Folks – I needed a change in my day job, so I’ve moved to Austin, TX.  From what I can tell, this city is a foodie paradise, so I’m looking forward to eating my way through the area.  I’ve got a few more posts lined up from the around D.C. and elsewhere (namely Omaha, NE) to publish before the full switch.

For my D.C. area followers, thank you very much for watching, and please check back here if you ever find yourself in the area!