Sunday, August 10, 2008
Real Food Daily
I'm shocked that this is my first time blogging about Real Food Daily! It was my first vegan restaurant and still one that I love very much. There are two locations and, a couple weeks ago, I ate at the one in West Hollywood.
I absolutely have my favorite dishes at RFD, but I thought I'd try something new (to me) this time. Knowing that I love Follow Your Heart's Vegan Reuben, I opted for the Total Reuben (from the menu: tempeh, tofu cheese spread, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, sourdough rye bread) with Caesar salad (their Caesar dressing contains tofu, olive oil, lemon, vegenaise, miso, garlic, capers, nutritional yeast, nori & spices) on the side and Iced Roseberry Tea (you can see the color of the tea in the background of the photo).
I hate to say it, but I did not care for this reuben. There was something sweet about it that I'm guessing came either from the cashew cheese or the thousand island dressing and the bread didn't taste at all like rye. Maybe they ran out of rye that day or maybe theirs just isn't very pronounced. Their Caesar salad is also amazing, but the croutons on mine that day weren't great.
Do not let this post discourage you from eating at RFD. Their food is great and there are a lot of options. My favorite sandwich there is the Club and I highly suggest your order it because it's consistently fabulous! The Yin Yang Salad and Cold Soba Salad and Better with Cheddar Nachos are delicious, as are their desserts, hot drinks, and just about everything else I've tried there (which is a lot since I've been dining there for 10 years!). I'm sure there will be many future posts about RFD, so stay tuned...or go try it yourself!