Our Mission

"At Nocturnal Eats we strive to bring you delicious food delivered to your door in a quick and dependable manner. We pride ourselves on providing interesting fare and are delighted to serve our fellow community of night owls. Our food is inspired by tastes from a variety of regions, with a new age twist. We aim to be the go-to spot to call for food delivery late at night...extra late."

- Dana Kippel, Owner & Founder

We are delivery service only, but to show support for local Emergency Services we are offering take-out service to on-duty firefighters, law enforcement officers, and first responders.*

Our Story

Dana Kippel

Owner, Founder

Dana Kippel was raised outside of New York City and grew up around diners that were open late. She started watching the Food Network in 2003 and fell in love with Rachel Ray, Guy Fieri and Emeril Lagasee. Dana started working in the restaurant industry in her late teens and early twenties and learned a lot throughout that process. She quickly realized that focusing on customer service and treating your employees with respect are keys to success and plans to emulate that philosophy at Nocturnal Eats.

After relocating to Florida in 2011 Dana quickly noticed there were not many late night options available. Dana worked late hours, her mind continually racing and she often wanted a delicious, late-night meal while watching a movie. After losing her aunt to suicide in February 2018 and suffering with mental health issues herself as a teen, Dana experienced a reality check. Why was she waiting for someone else in the area to fulfill a need and service that she could resolve herself? Ideas started flowing and she gained the momentum to achieve her dream of launching a late-night food delivery service and becoming a small business owner. Dana’s goal is to put her own spin on tasty dishes that are delivered right to your door. Her ultimate goal is to take the concept of Nocturnal Eats nationwide - satisfying the taste buds of night owls like herself everywhere.

Ryan Nanni

Co-Owner

Ryan Nanni was raised in New Jersey and moved to Florida as a teen. He traveled the United States for a good part of his life and draws inspiration from trying food in every region. Ryan has been involved in the competitive video gaming world for years, and spends many late nights on the computer. When Dana came to Ryan with the idea of a late night food delivery service, he was all in. Most of Ryan’s experience is in the cooking industry and he’s excited to provide excellent tasting food his fellow night owls.

Brian Nickerson

Co-Owner

Brian Nickerson was born in Maine and managed his first kitchen at the age of seventeen. He learned the ropes under chefs who were trained at Johnson and Wales. Brian worked as line cook for several successful breweries in New England until relocating to Florida in 2008. Brian is musician and proud father of a son, who he raised full time while launching Boss Tacos in 2013. He started his first food business with $400, a hot dog cart, and plenty of drive and passion in Palm Beach County.