THE DANCING AVOCADO KITCHEN (DAK) WAS STARTED BY MARIO AND ANGELA STEMBERGER ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILY. THE DAK HAS BEEN OPENED FOR BUSINESS SINCE JUNE, 1998. AS FOR THE GRASS ROOTS NATURE OF THE DAK, THE ENTIRE STEMBERGER FAMILY WAS BORN JUST MINUTES FROM WHERE OUR RESTAURANT IS CURRENTLY NESTLED, IN THE DAYTONA’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN. AS A NON LEGALISTIC HEALTH CONCEPT EATERY, THEY OPENED THEIR DOORS 18+ YEARS AGO. WHILE DOING SO, THEY OPENED THEIR ARMS TO HEALTHY TUMMIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
The heart of their mission included helping people enjoy real food. The type of food that is not overly processed, overly seasoned or overly prepared (we don't rough up your food). Visitors choose from our outdoor cafe or vibrant (some say funky) dining room. In accordance with the original French definition of restaurant, our desire is to revive those that visit each day. The idea is to be fed, to be rested, to be rehydrated; it is our goal to prepare you for the next best part of your day.
Some of our core values are more visible than others. such can be observed during your Avocado experience by our refreshing smoothies that lack artificial ingredients, fresh juices squozen to order, our incredibly friendly staff, who are always exuberant to counsel our guests through a successful meal experience. Other features to our business are less visible. you may not notice special filtration on the ice machine, maybe the air quality of a sanitary ozinated interior, or the comprehensive recycling program which allows your debris to seamlessly go to the right places. All of these things occur before and after you set in to the Earth Burger, Fire and Ice Cucumber Salad, Tye Dye Cole slaw, our Iguana Vegetables, Vegan Bacon, or any number of our vegan options. Perhaps you find yourself more on the Carnivorous path... we simultaneously offer one of the best hamburgers, grilled Salmon Tacos and Tinga Chicken in the historic downtown area. Whether you’re passing through from Amsterdam, or Canada, are in town for business, bikinis or if you’re on lunch break from work right around the corner; we want your Avocado experience to be fantastic!
Some of the precious help, inspiration and work being done by family include, Emily, Khrysten, Jonathan, Ben & Liz, Joe, Tricia, JonathaN, John & Lori, Valerie, Thom & Rosemary, Boston & Trenton, Timbo, and a whole heap of people that we call family.