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Lemonade

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146 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, concept and design.

Lemonade is a pretty cool concept, cafeteria-style with an emphasis on fresh flavorful ingredients, great for weekend lunch. This place is definitely vegan friendly as they have many salad items to choose from, but they also have chicken meatballs, chilli, curried chicken salad, etc. Best to ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lemonade is a pretty cool concept, cafeteria-style with an emphasis on fresh flavorful ingredients, great for weekend lunch. This place is definitely vegan friendly as they have many salad items to choose from, but they also have chicken meatballs, chilli, curried chicken salad, etc. Best to ask for to go box you get more than having them put it on... More 

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Corona, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Lemonade is in the heart of Pasadena just half a block south of Colorado Boulevard. This small and cozy restaurant is surrounded by medium sized buildings and the fast paced metropolis. So I sat down with my date and we tried three of their salads and one of their soups and it was all outstanding. I must say it was... More 

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California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lemonade has a cafeteria style service system that has the potential to work quickly. Choose your salad, then sandwich, braise, or soup. The food is consistent, but the service can be very slow if there are people who don't know the system in line. Lately, I have noticed there has only been 1 cashier working and the line is out... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love Lemonade. They have so many yummy salads and sides and is perfect for vegans and non vegans. Soups are usually vegan so check with them. Fast, quick, yummy, convenient, so many options. I love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love to eat at Lemonade with friends who are interested in sharing salads. They have so many wonderful options, that it is more fun if you can try a bunch of them. I also really enjoy the soups and the chocolate peanut butter rice crispy treat. YUM!

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Pasadena, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here at least once a month. There is always a surprising combination of dishes. The one issue I have is that the cafeteria line prevents you from getting a good idea what you might order, so the line is a little chaotic and slow when there are even a few extra customers. They publish a cookbook too and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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262 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a couple really good sides, or portions they call them, and an excellent sandwich. The options and ordering style is a little overwhelming on the first visit, but i would assume after that it is much easier. I would for sure repeat for a quick lunch if I am in the area again. Nice little outdoor patio as... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love the idea of creative salad options and this place had a lot of offerings. The problem is that the flavor and freshness is just not there. Probably on par with the deli salad section of a cheap grocery store chain. The best thing I tried there was a juice blend with blueberry in it from the juice machines.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've eaten at Lemonade a few times. I just don't get it. This place seems quite popular but I find it awkward and frustrating. The customer flow is terrible. It's sort of cafeteria style, but the layout of foods makes it very awkward and there is no menu to tell you what is available. As you walk along the line,... More 

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Waco, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What an amazing place! If I lived near a Lemonade, I'd probably eat there several times a week. I could even be a vegetarian...well, maybe not. Really enjoyed a salad of heirloon tomatoes, persian melon, and peppers. Also edamame salad, and kale-white bean soup. P.S. Thewy do have meat.

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Additional Information about Lemonade

Address: 146 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?