Going Out: Real Food Daily

Next week, I’ll stop talking about my day trip to Los Angeles, but right now I need to rave about this food.

Los Angeles is still a fairly new playground for me, so I sent out a general inquiry to friends for suggestions of where to eat. Heather told me to go to Real Food Daily; she told me she daydreams about the dishes there. That was a good endorsement in my book.

So Kim and I went, and we agonized over the immense menu. For the first time, I couldn’t immediately rule anything out (like beef and pork): the whole menu was vegan. It was like being a kid in a candy store. I finally settled on the open-faced BLT (the bacon being made from tempeh) with salad and the sea cake appetizer, a combination of butternut squash, yams, and sea vegetables, surrounded by pesto and sweet chili aioli.  Kim had the Caesar wrap with blackened tempeh.

I think I’ll be daydreaming with Heather from now on. Everything was so fresh, so delicious, so yum.

Real Food Daily has two locations: one in Santa Monica on Santa Monica Blvd, the other in West Hollywood on La Cienega Blvd. Check out their amazing menu and more on their website, www.realfood.com.

  • http://www.plantmade.me Vi

    This is one of the places I wanted to go when we were all in LA, but we didn't get the chance. Next time… I'm glad you liked it. Can't wait to try it sometime!

  • http://www.unstitchedblog.com Lillian (Unstitched.)

    Hmm, never been, but wow, do I have to try it! So sad I wasn’t in town when you came up, otherwise it would have been wonderful (and natural) to try it with you :)

  • http://www.michelle-esque.blogspot.com Michelle

    I just went from Ami’s blog to yours and I am DYING. Hahahaha! I MUST go to LA. I’ve lived in California for so long and I have yet to go to LA!

  • http://www.bonjourj.blogspot.com Jayne

    Look amazing! Right up my alley.

  • http://www.awanderlustlife.blogspot.com Pilar

    I have been dying to go to Real Food Daily! It is definitely on my to do list when I get back home to LA, glad to hear you had a fun time :)

  • http://allthingsami.com allyn

    i say keep the food files from LA coming. i enjoy the sharing of details of new menus. looks like a great place. will need to put on my LA list.

  • http://leni.typepad.com leni

    i must eat there. the food looks absolutely amazing!

  • http://www.bakerydays.com karen

    I am going to be dreaming about these places tonight. The food looks so good.