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Real Food Daily

Certificate of Excellence
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
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good for hard core vegans

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth K
Highland Park, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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270 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Beth K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alia C
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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126 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 

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

Thank Hannah P
Cambridge, England
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank got-the-tee
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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495 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 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!

Thank Cherie P
Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Thank Robin R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank GS F

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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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