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RFD: Healthy Food That Tastes Real

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After eleven years in business, Real Food Daily is now a staple for Southland health nuts. It's one of the few places in LA that specializes exclusively in creating Vegan food. The West Hollywood location is not only Vegan but Kosher-certified. Most people cringe at either word--thinking somehow healthy food can't be fun. RFD is here to prove them wrong.

When you first glance at the menu, you'll be surprised to see items like Total Reuben, TV Dinner and Burrito Supreme alongside Lentil-Walnut Pate, Hummus & Pita and BBQ Tofu Chop. The chefs at Real Food cater to both the raw crowd and the reformed carnivores that have switched palettes for health reasons. Both camps will be happy to hear that RFD's veggie-fied dishes are often better than the meaty, cheesy, cholesterol-ladden alternatives.

LAist advises first-time RFD-goers to stick with the Mexican dishes. Our favorite item on the menu is the Black Bean Tostada. It's essentially an enormous mixed green salad on a bed of corn tortillas, spanish rice, black beans and guacamole. The Real Food Bargain plate is also worthy of a sampling. It's a balanced meal of raw veggies served with brown rice, soup and corn bread.