Vegan, Gluten-Free, Santa Monica – part 2

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Since it was Sunday, we decided to walk to the farmer’s market for breakfast.  If I lived in Santa Monica, I’d shop there every Sunday.  It was a bit of a walk from the pier, but we like to walk. There were tons of organic herbs, fruits and veggies.  But nothing for breakfast. And it really didn’t matter because by the time we walked there, it was time for lunch.


We opted for wraps and smoothies from a booth called Euphoria and learned we had just passed their restaurant a couple blocks back. Euphoria didn’t come up on and it should be listed.  We headed over there for a little more food on the way back.  The place is funky fun and filled with raw goodies.

IMG_0168We tried their Indonesian Kelp Noodles and a cookie.  The cookie was so-so, the noodles were very good. Not quite as good as the ones we had at M.A.K.E., but still yummy. I also had a raw “hot chocolate” drink made with almond milk, raw cacao and spices.  It really hit the spot since I didn’t have any coffee or tea and I like a warm drink.

On the way back, we also stopped at a Vegan Thai café to check out an option for dinner. The owner was very sweet, but added soy sauce in EVERYTHING, so no gluten-free options.  We decided to go back to Real Food Daily for dinner after a very long walk on the beach.

Hubby started with squash soup and I had the miso. Both good. For the main course, I ordered the Risotto and hubby had the Balinese wraps.


My dish was quite good. Hubby’s was an odd combo of sweet, salty and sour flavors and the dipping sauces tasted almost metallic. I shared some of my risotto with hubby and he ate the wraps, but passed on the sauce.  We ended the evening with raspberry tofu “chz” cake which more than made up for the weird flavored wraps.


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