414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9004834.078567 -118.376425
Monday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Beverly Center, Central LA
LA is the capital of vegan restaurants. Real Food Daily is another option for those of you who want to have a healthy meal with a ton of flavor. It's also a hot spot for celebrities.
impeccable! – I get RFD delivered now and the person that takes the delivery order is awesome. They catered to all my needs.
I CAN EAT ANYTHING ON THE MENU! – I first heard of this restaurant on the news one morning, a couple of years ago. I live in Pasadena and rarely, if ever go to the West side of town. However, I am vegan and always kept this restaurant in the back of my mind. Well my son and I finally went this past Sunday (1/25/09) to the La Cienega location. They sat us right away, the host was very friendly and polite. After reading all the reviews, I must say our order did take a while to get to us. Especially when we ordered desert. That took a long time, and my son commented, "are they baking it or something? Don't they have it already made??" Thankfully, we weren't in a hurry, and I was enjoying my evening. BUT...the food is fabulous! Its been many years since I've looked at a menu and didn't have to figure out what I was going to eat. To be able to eat anything on that menu was liberating! The serving portions are large, and very tasty. I was quite happy with the quality of the food. Our order did take a while, but it was worth it. Our waitress was pleasant. Not rude like the others have commented. The creativity of the food, the taste and quality will definitely bring me back for more. And I'm bringing friends next time!
P.S. RFD, if you read these, maybe you should really consider training your staff on customer service. This is what will ultimately keep your customers coming back, not the food.
My home away from home! – I love this place!... It truly is my home away from home considering I eat here almost EVERY DAY!. The food is amazing and so are the staff. Is it sad when you go eat at the same place so much that they know you by name?
Anyways If you are vegan or just enjoy GREAT food this is the place for you! Try the Salisbury Seitan! it is sooo good! I eat it almost every time I go. R.F.D also has one of the best vegan dessert menus ever! so if you have a sweet tooth ask them what they have for that day.
Attitude, attitude, attitude – The food is really good, so I guess cheers to the cooks because they really know how to do their thing, but the service is terrible. It seems like they just randomly picked high school drop-outs off the street with no customer service skills and told them to act snooty.
Awful service – The good news is that the food is consistently delish. The bad news the service is consistently awful. I've been going here for a few years and have never been let down by the quality of food served. Usually I can overlook the staff's demeanor, but it's finally come to the point that it's surpassed just being annoying.***To be fair, my waiter, David, was great. Unfortunately his coworkers were the opposite.
When my food came up in the window (I was sitting directly in front of it at the bar), it sat there for a good 5-6 minutes. Might not sound like a long time but there is nothing keeping the food hot. At least two waiters walked past the food and either didn't notice the two huge plates sitting in the window, or they had other things to do....? Finally, I butted into an intense conversation three servers were having at the cash register (last weekend's social activities).
I got a plate of hummus to start and the burger for my main. If I wasn't eating alone it wouldn't have been a big deal if it came together. I ate my hummus and let the burger sit there. For 10 minutes. At least SIX staff members walked by, barely glanced at me, and went back to their thrilling conversations. So then I move on to the burger (which is always fantastic---when it's hot). I decided to just take it home. I asked the manager why nobody bothered to ask me how my meal was, if there was something wrong w/the burger and that's why it sat untouched so long, etc. I also told her the employees were more concerned with their own agendas than taking care of customers. "Well, we've been slow all night." The dining room was full...I told her it would be good if they at least showed an interest in the customers they DID have and she said, 'I'll comp your meal." Um...ok. That's great, but I rather pay the $ and be treated as a paying customer than get a free meal and be ignored.
So long RFD, it was fun while it lasted.
You can still eat like a beast at L.A.'s premier organic vegan spot that says "no" to all animal products. – The Scene
Chef Ann Gentry spreads her vegan roots from the original Santa Monica location to West Hollywood, where the hip hang with yoga masters, microbiotic dieters valet their SUVs and trendsetters mix with torchbearers. The swoopy Seuss-meets-Ikea interior would make the Lorax relax after a hard day speaking for the trees.
The juice bar slings mostly carrot-based drinks mixed with apples, refreshing cucumbers or beets. Teazers are sippable, juice-infused tea sensations served straight up, martini-style. Though Real Food Daily offers plump, textbook legume burgers and veggie burritos, it also breaks new ground with innovative daily specials that go according to season (think mini pumpkins stuffed with couscous and squash in the fall). But the Buddha Belly and Bermuda Triangles sort of fail at gourmet tempeh--one cloyingly sweet, the second cotton-mouth inducing with its cornmeal crust. Stick with the classics: You can't go wrong with the salads and anything seitan soars--the spongy "wheat meat" is served in both gravy-drenched Salisbury and spicy fajitas. The lemon tofu cheesecake and chocolate-colored carob pudding earn a rich place among vegan sweets.
other people loved it, and so did I, until..... – i loved the one in westood.
enjoyed my meal even when confronted by waitress asscrack.
went to the one on La Cienega with confidence...
made the mistake of ordering the lasagna, which was cold and not lasagna at all.... and which made me flee for the restroom and forgo the rest of my evening.
And i'm used to raw foods.
oh well, stick to the bowls and you should be fine.
to make up for it, if I ever get the courage to return, they have veeeeeeeeeeeegan caaaaaaaaaarrrot caaaaaaake...
Best Vegan Food in WEHO – We order from RFD a lot @ our offices and I have to say that I've never had the same experience as these other negative reviewers. It's VEGAN - if you're expecting your fake meat to taste exactly like meat then forget it.
If however you're in the mood for a tasty pretty guilt free lunch; look no further. The taco's rock, the Salisbury setan it AWESOME - and the mashed potatoes are heavenly.
I never knew I could do vegan until I ate here - now it's a once a week ritual. Try it for yourself - I personally love the tv dinner, the daily three, and the Salisbury setan with gravy. Awesome food - we do carry out so can't comment on the service but the order takers do sometimes mess up - make them quote your order back.
I'm not a hater. Seriously, I wanted to like the food at Read Food Daily, but I just got to be real. My meal was, more or less, tasteless mush. I had the "Holiday Special" or something like that, which was supposed to be like turkey, stuffing, and yams. My plate also had cranberries and, I believe, spinach. The latter had no taste whatsoever. The "turkey" came in second (virually tasteless); it was also like crumbled ground beef in consistency. Next was the "stuffing," which had some taste but was rather dry. The best item was the yams, which were sweet; however, they were the consistency of baby food. For a drink, I had a blend of apple, beets, and a shot of lemon. This was interesting but not delicious. My wife had apple juice, which I actually liked (and I don't like apples). The service was very polite and helpful. There was no wait (about 7pm on a Friday). So I can't complain about the restaurant. But I also can't honestly say I would recommend Real Food Daily. I understand that different people have different tastes, so I'm sure others might (and do) feel differently. I also understand that if you want vegan faire, then your options are limited. And since I'm not a vegan, then perhaps, comparitively speaking, Real Food Daily may be ahead of the curve with respect to those restaurants. I have too little dining experience in this genre to know. At any rate, I think I honestly conveyed my take on this restaurant.
vegan food is still gross.. but if you have to eat it, eat it here. – RFD is a good spot for those nights when you feel fat and want to eat healthy. That's it, though. For me, the food is super up and down, although the Basic 3 thing seems to be relatively reliable. It's super annoying that they don't sell CocaCola. I know it's supposed to be healthy, but pplleeassseee. I did see Zach de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine) here, and he came up to me and started chatting, which was exciting. The best reason to eat here: to feel virtuous, get your fiber and see hot rock stars. If you want delicious food, try Campanile.
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