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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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!

  4. Look amazing! Right up my alley.

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

  7. i must eat there. the food looks absolutely amazing!

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