My Favorite Dinner at Real Food Daily
I wanted to take my best friend to this cozy vegan restaurant in Pasadena, CA off of Lake Avenue. It's called Real Food Daily, and it is 100% vegan. I have eaten here a couple of times before, and I am never disappointed with my meal. The ambiance of the room is bright but homey. Walls are white with hand painted blue flowers, and the tables resemble furniture one would see in their own dining room. RFD's design makes me feel like I'm eating food at a hip home. The front patio is gorgeous and reminds me of a cute oasis I'd like to put in my backyard. The best part about their front patio is that it is pet-friendly! The first time I ate at RFD, I took my cute puppy Nico and enjoyed the meal with my favorite little furry guy.
Below are the dishes my best friend and I enjoyed.
Banh Mi (seasonal special)
Real Food Burger (with the added works)
Let's begin with the nachos. We decided to have this as our appetizer because I love nachos. They are probably my favorite dish in the world, and I can eat them any time of the day. Switching to a vegan diet, I was concerned that I couldn't enjoy nachos again but boy I was wrong. These nachos were so delicious. Melted cashew cheese is not a disappointment, and it satisfies my cravings for that nacho cheese I used to enjoy before. I ate the Banh Mi sandwich. This was a very tasty dish. A part of me wished that they had chosen a different ingredient instead of the tofu to resemble meat because as a vegan, I don't want to have to eat tofu all the time. But then it became clear to me that it absorbs the lemongrass flavor very well. Overall, the flavors from the banh mi were as tasty and relatable to a non-vegan banh mi as it can get. My best friend had the Real Food Burger. He was so happy with this burger. I took a bite of it myself, and flavors exploded in my mouth. I was impressed with how they were able to make it taste kind of like a meaty burger. He decided to add the extra toppings for an added charge, making it a pretty hefty burger. I wouldn't have been able to finish such a big burger by myself but he was able to devour it all.
Every Monday through Friday, Real Food Daily offers 15% off for lunch prices. The prices can be a little bit on the expensive side so visiting around that time would be best. Regardless of the prices, the food is worth it and the setting is the cherry on top. I will continue to return to eat their delicious foods. There are three locations: Pasadena, West Hollywood, and at LAX. I visited the Pasadena location.
*This post is not sponsored. I just love sharing my food experiences.*
Price Range: $10-$30
899 E. Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 844-8900
Fax: (626) 844-8907