delicious organic vegan food, great service, love small place, liked atmosphere, always very friendly wait staff, favorite dishes, hate vegan
Located right by my office, this place is perfect for when I get back to work on a Monday with a totally ruined liver from the weekend. Great way to sneak in my veggies without sacrificing flavor!
Healthy food. It is a great place to go for a healthy meal that is also tasty. You need to be into health food to like it, though.
Delicious Vegan Selection. Love this place!!! Food always tastes great, very friendly staff:)
Wonderful food but overpriced.
I really love this place. I eat here almost every day. I've never been disappointed by anything I've ordered. However, work pays for my lunches and in no way would I eat here every day if I had to pay out of my own pocket.
I've lived in different cities and tired the vegan restaurants and there is equal quality out there for half the price... Where they only charge $7 for a basics meal with four options as opposed to the $14 that RFD charges. I mean, are brown rice, kale, beans and tempe really that expensive? Methinks not.
That said, the food at RFD is delicious. The Total Reuben is especially good, as are the basics which let you put together your own meal. So until I start making my own greens and grains and carrying them with me, there is no place I'd rather be.
LOVE THIS PLACE.
I love this place and come here often. The food is consistently excellent, no matter what I order. It is not an inexpensive place, but I consider it to be absolutely worth it considering how top-notch everything always is, as well as the often more elaborate preparation of the dishes than I would ever do at home. The specials always show lots of imagination.
The staff is always VERY friendly and attentive to me when I go there - with friends or alone. BTW - I am not a veggie and would say that the dishes are so good that RFD will win over most meat-eaters.
I want to go out of my way to say that I have never had any of the negative experiences that people have written about in some of the other reviews - despite having gone there on several occasions and sampled much of their menu. Excellent all around. Probably at the very top of my list for places I enjoy eating in LA. If you like eating in a healthful way - then definitely do not miss the opportunity to try this place out. You are in for a treat.
Even Omnivores will LOVE it!!. I recently brought my small town, omnivorous Aunt to Real Food Daily. She was visiting me here in Santa Monica and was easily entertained by all the hustle and bustle. I was hesitant to even mention the fact that RFD is began. I thought I'd let her taste the delicious food and then shock her! It was great! She had the Taco the Town and was thrilled with the flavorful dish. I had the TV Dinner and did'n't miss the animal at all! I love this place and will continue to takemy out of towners here too! What better way to introduce them to the Westside lifestyle!?
Love the atmosphere, love the food. As a new vegetarian (one and a half years now, yay!) I have to say it’s hard to find a really good place to eat. There are places that are fine, and I can find something to eat almost anywhere, but I think I finally found a place that is actually really good. Very relaxed, casual atmosphere varied and inspired menu of all vegetarian and vegan foods. Service a bit slow but still ok, the staff is always very friendly. My non- vegetarian friend was surprised she had such a great meal.
Whether you are vegan or not, try this place!. This place is so good. I crave it all the time and I'm not even vegan or vegetarian. The salad with the soba and the Caesar wrap are my favorite dishes. The prices are moderate but that's what you pay for higher quality food. Everything is healthy and you can't help but feel great walking out of there. Service has always been on point.
Not bad at all, will appeal to meat eaters with strong tastes. I've heard about Real Food Daily a number of times from co-workers and friends, vegans and non-vegans and felt that it was time to make a foray into the meatless underworld. Light wood colored and minimalist dining room greeted us today and luckily it wasn't crowded as we were seated promptly. I had the spring rolls, and my two companions had the salisbury seitan and the stir fry veges. I gotta say, as a die hard meat eater, I was definitely impressed by the flavors that were presented. Texturely you can tell the food isn't true meat, duh, but the flavors more than make up for that. My friend's seitan had a great tasting gravy with the wheat meat slices and mashed potatoes. The stir fry was tasty as well and the spring rolls were a little on the sloppy side. Not wrapped as well as it should've been. Hearty portions as well make this place a definite recommendation.
Rude service, Over priced food. I have given this restaurant ample opportunity to change my mind over the last 5 years, but I've finally given up. I have a friend who is Vegan, so we go to RFD Santa Monica every time she visits, and each time I say, "Never again." But, time goes on, and I decide to give them another chance. This last one was it for me. The staff are so contemptuous, it's enough to put you off your over priced food. The pretentious attitudes are enough, but it gets even worse when you order Nachos and Cheese and are charged $11, even if you have the 'audacity' to ask for no pico or guac on the side. Then, when we received our nachos, the extremely small amount of cheese ( I'm talking ONE tablespoons worth on a plate of chips) was cold, and the 5 nachosthat had cheese on them were then soggy. I am at a loss at to how a restuarant that does this stays in business. Please save your money and your positive energy and go somewhere that will give you a decent amount of food for your money, and a smile!
even if you hate vegan.... if you've never tried vegan, you must eat here. they play w/ your taste buds w/ their eclectic mix of the most unheard of ingredients! you just feel healthier after leaving this place. their desserts (sweetened w/ only fruit juices & honey or nectar or something) are to DIE FOR! we usually eat here every wed- we have 4 main dishes to share then 4-5 desserts alone! everything is cooked like regular food (unlike raw vegan places) and trust me when i say pretty much everything on the menu is REALLY REALLY surprisingly GOOD! you just have to park a bit ways off in 1 of the structures nearby, but it's worth the few blocks walk just to experience this surprisingly-delicious & meatlessly-amazing place!
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