Eating Healthy in Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach, Florida, is a magnet for visitors, drawing in a crowd of around 100,000 during the Daytona 500 weekend alone. While it's famed for its thrilling car races, the city also prides itself on its healthy eating options. Whether you're craving fresh seafood by the water or a vibrant veggie dish in a snug cafe, there's plenty to choose from. This guide is here to point you in the right direction, helping you find delicious spots that won't derail your healthy eating habits. So, as you soak up the excitement of Daytona Beach, you can also nourish your body and keep your wellness journey on track.

Martini’s Organic Restaurant

1815 South Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, Florida 32119
386-763-1090

Open Tuesday-Thursday from 5-9 PM and Friday-Saturday from 9-10 PM (local time), their menu varies from season to season. Look for menu items such as Florida Cattle Ranchers Grass-fed Delmonico Ribeye (Cedar Grilled with Sautéed Baby Bella Mushrooms & Onions, Au Jus, Mashed Potatoes); Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast (Port Wine Demi-Glacé, Jasmine Rice, Seasonal Vegetables); Autumn Vegetable Pasta (Sautéed Roasted Butternut Squash, Baby Bella Mushrooms, Garlic & Onions with a Spiced Marinara Sauce & Cashew Cream over Penne Pasta, Eggplant Crisp), among many other dishes.

Farm to Fit

168 North Beach Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
386-256-7886

Farm to Fit uses locally-sourced ingredients for their menu. Look for menu items such as Butter Nut Squash soup (Roasted butternut squash topped with balsamic reduction and micro greens); Steak Pho (Free-range Quincey Cattle C.O. Marinated Grilled steak with oven-roasted Bok choy, wild mixed mushrooms, red pepper, onion carrot, and hard-boiled egg, served with udon noodles); Buddha Salad (Local Mix greens topped with roasted bok choy, wild mushrooms shaved red onion, carrot, cucumbers, and cabbage and house ginger lime dressing); and Chimichurri Steak Bomb (Grass-fed Quincey Cattle C.O. Marinated grilled flank steak, caramelized onion, pepper, mushrooms, provolone cheese, and a chimichurri cream sauce).

Dancing Avocado Kitchen

110 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
386-947-2022

This restaurant offers something for everything – whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore. Start your day off right with one of their healthy menu items such as their da Vegan Omelette (Iguana veggies, vegan eggs, and vegan cheese); breakfast scrambles or their da Steak & Egg Breakfast Wrap (Sliced Sirloin, onions, mushrooms, eggs, jalapeno, avocado, American and cheddar jack cheese).

For lunch, check out their Kale Salad (Gently massaged kale, crunchy purple cabbage, carrots, sprouted lentils, and protein-packed quinoa, all dressed in an exquisite house made dressing); their Dak Dancer Signature Sandwich (Avocado, tomato, onion, sprouted lentils, shredded carrots, and cheese melted on our own multi-grain bread garnished with our world famous Dancer Dust); or any of their varieties of wraps.

Chez Paul Gourmet Restaurant

927 North Beach Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32117
386-252-3588

Located on the Halifax River, Chez Paul is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner only and Sundays for brunch only. Menu items include New Zealand Lamb Rack (Grilled French Cut Petite Rack coated with Dijon mustard seasoning with a rosemary demi-glace sauce); German Pork Schnitzel (Thinly pounded pork sirloin lightly breaded and sautéed served with traditional German spaetzle); Veal Piccata (Medallions of milk fed veal sautéed with lemon capers white wine beurre blanc sauce); Chilean Sea Bass (Pan seared than delicately baked with macadam nuts finished lemon butter sauce); and more.

Wild Rabbit Bistro

48 East Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, Florida 32176
386-256-7998

Ormond Beach is one of the communities that comprise the Daytona Beach area. Enjoy some healthy breakfast items like the Hippie Humus Wrap (hummus, avocado, carrots, tomato, red pepper, red cabbage, cucumber, mixed greens); Wild Waffles; Truffle on Green Omelette) and a variety of health Bowls. For lunch, try their Combo Soup/Chicken Salad Plat; Mahi Sandwich, Rockefeller Chicken Wrap (house chicken salad, apples, grapes, tomato, candied pecan, mixed greens); or maybe something simple like their Very Berry Smoothie (strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, banana, apple juice).

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