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Real Food Daily

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Vegetarian, Healthy
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514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
+1 310-451-7544
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My husband and I love to eat at RFD.....the food is fresh, full of flavor and just plain delicious. We always have a hard time choosing what we want to order. Have even spotted Ted Danson and Toby McGuirre dining there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love to eat at RFD.....the food is fresh, full of flavor and just plain delicious. We always have a hard time choosing what we want to order. Have even spotted Ted Danson and Toby McGuirre dining there!

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved this restaurant and became a repeat eater here. The food was very fresh, full of flavour and creative. It also is called RFD. The teas were also very good. Although it is a vegetarian restaurant the chefs know how to please all appetites.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I have frequented several vegan restaurants elsewhere and always enjoyed the food (although we are not daily vegans). We were excited to try Real Food Daily. Unfortunately, it was absolutely disgusting. We ordered several dishes, all of which had the flavor profile of cardboard. We had hoped that the smoothie would rescue this otherwise overpriced and soul-crushing... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Delish! Started with the "No-chos", melted cashew cream, black beans, guacamole and salsa. Finger licking good. Hubby (meat eater) then had lasagna and I had the lentil burger. I didn't want it on bread and got it collard green wrapped. Once more - delish!

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Santa Monica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not vegan nor vegetarian but this food is delicious. Everything is prepared very well and the flavors enhance the food. I've made myself hungry, I think I will have to go there tomorrow! The salads are large and great for taking out. Lots of things to choose from, I'm sure you can find something you will like!

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

During our short stay in Santa Monica we went to Real Food Daily for dinner one night, all I can say is that it was the most healthy, fresh tasting vegan food I have ever had. The menu was full of variety and the chocolate cake we took home was just beautiful. I wish there were more places like this... More 

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Malibu, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Real Food Daily was my all-time favorite restaurant in the early 1990s, when it was a small macrobiotic-inspired cafe. I loved it then and I still go there now whenever I am in SoCal, but it has changed a lot since the early days. For one thing, their dishes are a bit more mainstream vegan now, which really pleases a... More 

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My experience was not that good. Service is great and convenient location, concept is good but I like eating and having a tasteless Caesar salad for $9 was not an option. Pretty expensive for what they actually offer.

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Washington State
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We usually eat in vegetarian restaurants when traveling as they are easier to find than kosher places. This place is both. And because it is vegan first, and kosher second, it has great service and great atmosphere. We ended up eating dinner here two nights in a row. The first night I had a roasted portabella with mashed cauliflower and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great lunch place. The hemp milkshakes were great but very rich. Delicious tempeh burgers, and they had a wide selection of vegan desserts.

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Additional Information about Real Food Daily

Address: 514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
Phone Number: +1 310-451-7544
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-7544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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