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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Even my carni partner loved it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ChloeOhh
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Ballarat, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Willemstad, Curacao
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Real Food daily on la Cienega in West Hollywood is one of our favorite vegan restaurants in the LA area. The restaurant has a rotating menu, with specials for each day and lots of Vegan takes on classic American and Mexican dishes. The place does not disappoint. We ate here twice during our visit .First time we both ordered a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife & I shared a Mediterranean salad. It was great and the portions are huge. They also have a large selection of gluten free desserts that are awesome & the service was excellent!

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Muotathal, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant is awesome, I could eat there every day. I had a Sandwich with Tempeh and salad as a side, and it was heavenly. The staff is very nice location is convenient with loads of parking nearby, and the atmosphere is very nice. Would go there again and recommend it to anyone!

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

RFD has been around for more than 20 years...and with good reason. It serves "organic plant-based cuisine," but don't let that fool you. The carnivores in the group will LOVE this place. It has amazing "comfort" food, and along with its standard fare, it serves far and away the best Mexican food you'll find in the city. The burrito will... More 

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Riyadh
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150 reviews 150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a new experience for me and here is my review Pros Delicious food Cons Expensive No WiFi Loud setting

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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 1 - 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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