We didn’t check into a West Hollywood hotel because it was within walking distance of Real Food Daily, but ohhh how glad we were that it was!

Our first night in LA we dined on the gluten-free Pizetteherbed crust, sun-dried tomato pesto, tomato, spinach, melted mozzarella and cashew cheese.  I love my cheese-less Antipasto Pizzas but big, cheesy pizzas are just so much fun!  Gooey, cheesy heaven.


Real Food Daily Pizette


The starlet of the night (and the trip!), though, was The Essence of Autumn: savoury rosemary forbidden rice, walnut and apple stuffed portabello mushroom, peppered cauliflower mash, candied walnut brussel sprouts and pomegranate.  Yes, it was just as incredible as it looks!  So many delectable flavours and textures in one dish, we didn’t want it to end!  I begged the staff for the recipe and they hinted that it might be revealed in their next cookbook.  In the meantime I’ll get to work on recreating it for you from scratch.  Stay tuned!


Real Food Daily Taste of Autumn


We polished it all off with the outrageous Brownie Bowl: a scoop of ice cream on top of a Brownie, drizzled with chocolate sauce.  Blissfully decadent holiday food!  Check out my healthy Choc Fudge Brownies version HERE.  


Real Food Daily Brownie Bowl


With food this incredible, we gravitated right back there for lunch the next day (oh yes we did!) and feasted on the Club Sandwich: triple-decker crispy seitan, tempeh bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and vegenaise on sourdough.  Check that baby out!


Real Food Daily Club Sandwich


And the Total Reuben: marinated tempeh, tofu cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing on sprouted rye bread, with Caesar Salad.  Heavenly deliciousness and inspiration for my versions of the Magical Tempeh Reuben and Caesar Herb Tofu Salad. 


Real Food Daily Reuben


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And I need your books!  In my belly!  Right now!  xx

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8 Comments on L.A. Vegan – Real Food Daily, West Hollywood

  1. Jennifer
    February 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm (11 years ago)

    WOW! Everything looks AMAZING! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting! It means a lot! These photos are wonderful!

  2. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living
    February 26, 2013 at 1:33 am (11 years ago)

    I wish we had restaurants like this in Wisconsin! That would be amazing. That brownie bowl sounds fantastic!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      February 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm (11 years ago)

      Ohhhh I wish we had them in Perth too! One day! Please! 🙂

  3. Sophie
    February 26, 2013 at 6:26 am (11 years ago)

    It sounds like a fantastic place to dine vegan!
    The club sandwich sounds amazing & is looking like a fabulous & awesome dish!


    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      February 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm (11 years ago)

      The Club Sandwich was epic! I need to start work on creating one at home. 🙂

  4. Barb@ThatWasVegan?
    February 26, 2013 at 6:39 am (11 years ago)

    Girl, you’re making me miss LA so bad right now! Everything you posted up there looks wonderful!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      February 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm (11 years ago)

      haha, I’m making myself miss it too!! 🙂

  5. Kristy
    February 27, 2013 at 9:25 am (11 years ago)

    Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in LA. 🙂 I recently had a different version of the Essence dish. It looked like all the same components were there, just laid out differently. And that club- one of my faves!