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238 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8101
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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
The Stand Stands Out

The Stand is an unassuming small eatery located on a side street in the southern part of Laguna Beach town center. The basic food genre at the Stand is of the healthy living and natural foods variety with almost every kind of vegetarian and fruit combination available in some interesting form or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
John H
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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224 reviews 224 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Stand is an unassuming small eatery located on a side street in the southern part of Laguna Beach town center. The basic food genre at the Stand is of the healthy living and natural foods variety with almost every kind of vegetarian and fruit combination available in some interesting form or another. Seating is limited outside and there is... More 

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EAST HAMPTON
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were in town for a bike trip and were finding our way around by urban spoon & Tripadvisor. We found The Stand while searching for green juice and vegan food. Great spot - juice was spot on. Great hummus burrito. Loved that this was next to the bike shop. Really cool spot with good food.

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are vegan or even vegetarian you'll love this place! Everything on the menu is vegan and the menu is large, so there are many choices. They even offer many gluten free dishes. The potato and guacamole burrito was very good and despite the name it isn't filled with just potatoes, but is stuffed with their vegetable mix that... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ordered the Bean Pate' & Guacamole Pita. It was to include cold bean pate', guacamole, tomato, green leaf lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, mild green chiles, shredded jicama, mild salsa & lemon herb dressing. I received a sopping wet pita filled with two huge chunks of unripe tomato, a few ribs of lettuce and a gigantic gob of alfalfa sprouts still... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited The Stand on three occasions during our long weekend in Laguna Beach and will be back. The food is freshly prepared, nutritious and all organic. We had juices, breakfast bowls, burrito bowls and sandwiches and with two vegans in our group there was unusually plenty of choice for them. The service was first class and the staff there... More 

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Bishop, California
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is a landmark - and for good reason. It is very small and can be hard to find, but well worth your trouble. Lots to choose from and all healthy, delicious and reasonably priced.

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NJ
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

The food has options for vegetarian and vegan folks. Perhaps they can diversify the flavor and taste by using a variety of spices not to make it spivey but overcome the bland taste. I would not recommend this place to non-vegetarian folks trying vegetarian dishes for the first time. Better to go to another place. There is limited seating. The... More 

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Luzern
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I stayed 6 days in Laguna Beach, but i made it only once to the Stand. This because, it unfortunately closes very early (at 7 pm) in the evening. But the last day i had time at lunchtime and made my way there. It has an excellent variety of food. I tried one of the house specialities the avocado sandwich... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have had sandwiches, smoothies and snacks here. The food is wonderful, fresh and the perfect amount!

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La Mesa, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This natural food eatery isn't fancy to look at but the food is very good. We ate two meals there in two days and returned before leaving town for the frozen fruit treat ( mango was delicious). Of the four entrees we tried our favorites were the rice and bean and guacamole burrito and the bean pate and guacamole sandwich... More 

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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

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