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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Great vegan food

Great vegan food in a busy part of Santa Monica place was very busy but service was great and food well priced. I recommend the jackfruit tacos or if you having brunch the no huevos rancheros.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tristan S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vegan food in a busy part of Santa Monica place was very busy but service was great and food well priced. I recommend the jackfruit tacos or if you having brunch the no huevos rancheros.

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Thank Tristan S
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Fresh tasty nutritionally balanced food. Consistently well-prepared meals you can count on to be delicious and satisfying. I return here year after year for their "Real Meal" of brown rice, legume, pickled, fresh steamed, sea vegetables with choice of dressing.

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Thank Catbird28
Highland Park, New Jersey
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288 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We have been here a number of times and always love our food. Our guests have not always been quite as enthusiastic. Our tip - don't order the food that is 'faux' something else - e.g. tuna - although the lasagna was delicious.

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Thank Beth K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Doesn't leave lasting impression. A little pricey for what it is. But it is healthy. Is catered to healthy alternatives and macro-biotic options. Low fat and I recommend this place. They also have one on La Cienega near Hollywood.

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Thank Alia C
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We had breakfast there. I had the avo/scramble and loved it. We really enjoyed all the different choices. I'm a vegetarian and had a hard time deciding what I wanted as the menu was great. My friends had the waffles and could barely finish it all. I will be back to try more items on menu that look good.

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1 Thank konatourguide
AnnGentry, Owner at Real Food Daily, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! Can't wait to see you back at the restaurant. In good health, More 

minnetonka. minnesota
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183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Carefully prepared, high quality, delicious vegan dishes. A wide menu, plenty of dessert options, and they serve beer and wine. Only a block or two off the Promenade. And an added (important) plus: Our server was extremely knowledgeable about ingredients, very friendly, and courteous.

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Thank zadkine
AnnGentry, Owner at Real Food Daily, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back again soon. In good health, More 

Plantation Florida
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Visited from Florida, like to eat healthy. The only reason I gave this location 4 stars is parking can be tricky. I knew this from looking on the map and even brought a handful of quarters, but we still had to circle a couple times before finding a spot a couple blocks away on the street (parking meter). I had... More 

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Thank robvia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Just eaten here, wow I couldn't be happier. Delicious, nutritious, healthy, tasty food. Highly recommend

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Thank Hannah P
Cambridge, England
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The menu and flavours were absolutely wonderful. We are not vegan but we do follow a largely vegetarian diet and one of our daughters is usually fobbed off with the single veggie option on menus; what a joy to find this place where tasty choices abound. Everything was fresh and wonderfully flavourful; the menu carefully thought out with taste, quality... More 

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Thank got-the-tee
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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542 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Thank Cherie P

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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