Review: 5th Element Authentic Indian Kitchen in Daytona Beach

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I am a fan of Indian food and recently discovered that there is a new Indian restaurant on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Today, we checked it out for lunch!

5th Element Authentic Indian Kitchen, located at 1448 W. International Speedway Blvd., is part of a chain. The chain has locations in Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Sanford, and Pompano Beach. I'm not sure how long the Daytona Beach location has been there, but I just recently spotted it, as it's kind of hidden back behind other businesses (kind of behind a Wendy's). Next to the restaurant is a small Indian grocery store, too.

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and took a long time to check out the menu to decide what to order. I had seen online that they offer a box lunch special, and I went in interested in that. However, what comes in the box changes (you can't pick the items, it's already set) and on this particular day one of the items was a cottage cheese dish, which I wasn't interested in. So I went with  plan B, and ordered a dosa. 

Dosa's are like a crepe that you can get filled with things like onions, potatoes, cheese, etc. You use your hands and break off pieces to dip into one of three different sauces that you get with it, including a coconut chutney, lentil soup (sambar), and another one that I wasn't sure of. I ordered one that just had onions in it (I love onions and didn't want anything too spicy), and my husband ordered the masala one, which was spicy and had potatoes and onions in it. We also ordered a couple of samosas.

The samosas arrived and they were good. They are crispy on the outside and spicy on the inside. The dosas arrived and they looked great! They were really big, nice and crispy on the outside, and filled on the inside. I really liked the coconut chutney and lentil soup, for dipping, too.

We were both so full by the time we were done that even my husband was saying he was stuffed (and he eats a lot). It was a good and we would go back again. The place is nice inside and the customer service was good as well. When I'm craving a dosa I'll be heading back to 5th Element Indian Kitchen.

Jacqueline

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Review: Eden Fresh Cafe in Ormond Beach

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Eden Fresh Cafe just moved into a new location! They are now located at 188 E. Granada Blvd in Ormond Beach. They used to be located a few miles west in a shopping center. My family and I stopped into the new location yesterday to check it out!

The restaurant is family owned and run and is open daily, except for Saturday, and is 100% Kosher certified. They are only closed on Saturday's. Their menu offers something for everyone. They have a variety of vegan and vegetarian options, fish options, salads, smoothies, pizza, soups, and more. In addition to their standard menu, they also offer daily specials. 

All of their burgers are made with hand patted patties from Impossible ground burger (which is plant based). My husband, son and daughter all ordered the classic burger, with my son getting cheese on his. They are all served up on pretzel buns, along with curly fries. I ordered the vegetable stromboli that is served with a side of marinara sauce. However, my husband and I both split our dish in half so that we could have both entrees. 

They seriously have the best Impossible burger! I've had the Impossible burger at other places, but the one at Eden Fresh Cafe is by far the best. It's flavorful, juicy, and tastes great. We all really liked it a lot. The stromboli was also great! It had just the right amount of veggies and cheese, giving each bite a great flavor. The dough and sauce were equally delicious. I'm an unsweet tea fan, and they also had some great peach tea.

Eden Fresh Cafe is a great option! They have a nice diner with indoor and outdoor seating available, the have something on the menu for everyone, the food tastes great, and staff is friendly. Two thumbs up for Eden Fresh Cafe, we will certainly be back!

You can check out the Eden Fresh Cafe Menu here.

Jacqueline

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