Local Bites: Daily Eats

Last week, I was invited to dine at Daily Eats in South Tampa to get a taste of the breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes that make Daily Eats unique. I invited my blogger bestie, Jen, from MrsJenFrick.com to join me on this foodie adventure - you can view her thoughts on our tasting here.

I was really excited to find out that Daily Eats serves Ginger Beard Coffee nitro cold brews! I know the Pour House at Grand Central Channelside serves Ginger Beard, but it's a bit further of a drive than I would like to make for coffee, so it's fantastic to discover I can now drive down the street for my daily jolt of caffeine. Both Jen and I opted for the Peanut Butter Cacao nitro brew - it was aromatic and delicious, with a great peanut butter cup finish. 

My blogger bestie, Jen, from MrsJenFrick.com.

We were able to taste a wide range of menu items across Daily Eats' breakfast, lunch and dinner sections. As usual, I'll let the images do the talking:

Cap'n Crunch French Toast

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Pancake

Benny the Green

Good Morning...Honey

Tuna Taco Shredder Bowl

Spicy Buffalo Cheesy Mac

Sweet Potato Fries

Tuscan Shredder Bowl

Tater Hater

Hand Spun Stay Puff'd Milkshake

My must-order picks:

  • Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Pancake: I'm honestly still surprised I liked this so much! Even if you're not on a gluten-free diet, I don't think you'd be able to tell the difference with this pancake - it was moist, fluffy and full of delicious, banana-walnut flavor.
  • Benny the Green: This was hands down my most favorite item from our tasting - I've been disappointed many times by eggs benedict dishes, so much so, that I stopped ordering them completely. The Benny the Green is fantastic - the poached egg is perfectly runny, and the house guacamole the perfect amount of flavor to spruce up the multigrain toast underneath.
  • Sweet Potato Fries: I'm a regular fries kind of gal, but these sweet potato fries really did me in! The fries are tossed in a sweet and salty spice mix and topped with a honey drizzle - so, so, so good.
  • Tuscan Shredder Bowl: This particular shredder bowl had quinoa, spinach, shredded chicken breast, roasted eggplant, broccoli, diced tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. It was such a robust and flavorful dish, and for anyone on a low-carb diet like pH, I think this would be a great dish for you as long as you omit the quinoa.
  • Tater Hater: It's really difficult for me to dislike tater tots, bacon, scallions and jalapenos. Add them all together and I'm in heaven.
  • Hand Spun Stay Puff'd Milkshake: I loved the texture of this milkshake and really enjoyed the flavor profile - it tasted exactly like eating s'mores around a bonfire.

After this experience and tasting the lineup of dishes, I can certainly see why Daily Eats is always so packed, and why they chose to open a second location in Sarasota! I had such an enjoyable experience that I took pH there that same weekend for breakfast - he loved it, too.

Daily Eats Tampa is located at 901 South Howard Avenue in Tampa, and Daily Eats Sarasota is located at 8491 Cooper Creek Boulevard #107 in Bradenton. Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. You can view the menu here. For additional updates from Daily Eats, follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.