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The Stand

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238 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8101
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Vegan food at home is never this good!

On holiday in Laguna, found The Stand for the best lunch stops of the week...loved the vegan burger so much, had to make return visit. Friendly, informed staff helped with our decision-making. It's alfafa sprouts-a-go-go here, and there's nothing wrong with that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jeero71
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Fife, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On holiday in Laguna, found The Stand for the best lunch stops of the week...loved the vegan burger so much, had to make return visit. Friendly, informed staff helped with our decision-making. It's alfafa sprouts-a-go-go here, and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Thank jeero71
Laguna Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stand is a great stop for healthy beverages, soups and sandwiches. It is located in the village area with a good vibe.

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Thank riverrunner82
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Laguna charm and healthy food keeps me coming back since the 1970's. You can skip fast food and meet some locals at this casual, rare gem.

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Thank john m
Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large portions, Great Food, Great Price. I'm not a vegetarian, but my wife is. The menu has everything (sans meat), and I was impressed with the quality and freshness of the food. A big complain of mine is that organic food places tend to leave me unfilled after spending $20 on sandwich with two pieces of arugula and a small... More 

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Thank John H
Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Stand has been in Laguna, seemingly for ages. This is one very popular spot starting in the morning and going through the late afternoon. Everything is super fresh and tasty. One of our close friends who is a devout vegetarian has many of his meals there whenever he comes into town

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Thank James J
Saraland, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Stand is a little gem. Delicious and healthy menu choices (all vegan) and you won't miss the meat. The vegan "burgers" are magical, and *huge*. The avocado sandwich with a wonderful lemon dressing is a favorite. *A must* in Laguna.

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Thank IrishNDN
Laguna Beach, California
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225 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The name says it all. It is "the" stand" nothing fancy nothing stylish just friendly fresh delicious vegetarian food. There are some outdoor tables if you want to eat "in" or do what a lot of the locals do and stop on the way to the beach to pick up a nibble. Lots of juice places popping in to Laguna... More 

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Thank Byron R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is a small stand - corner of a building - that serves all vegan food. Menu is quite extensive despite the place being tiny. Some raw options. A number of Mexican dishes like burritos and tostadas. Salads, sandwiches, juices. I got a burrito and it was very good, though could have used more beans. My husband ordered the vegi... More 

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Thank 3RedDoxies
London, England
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A go to place in Laguna Beach for health food and fresh juice although, they do not use Ginger, so be warned. Healthy and delicious food at a very good price.

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Thank tripping10
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

wonderful (vegan) food. pita sandwiches, salads and soups very yummy. great to do take out and take to the beach. great staff, fast service, wide selection

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 494-8101

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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