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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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    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
Vegans, vegetarians - rejoice

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
54lynn
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Edmonds, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 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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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 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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61 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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7 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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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

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

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