Raw food cafe and retail space, previously known as Euphoria Loves Rawvolution. All raw menu features soups, salads, main entrees, breakfast items, drinks, and raw desserts. All vegan except for bee pollen by request. Weekly food box available for delivery or pickup. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, All Raw, Organic, American, Juice bar, Take-out
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Reviews

First Review by Yell
ellumine
ellumine
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+53

TOTALLY WORTH IT!

5 Posted on 06 / 25 / 2014

If you'd been here over a year ago and were sort of "meh" about your experience (like me), I totally urge you to try again! They did a total menu revamp and I like this new one a lot more!! They also got tech savvy and have an app, so I order for pick up all the time and don't have to deal with money, card, or line :)

Some of my go-to's:
SUPERFOOD SOUP coconut water, cucumber, watercress, avocado, nori, superfood powder, spices $10small /19large

CALIFORNIA CRUNCH nori roll, caulihemp rice, avocado, mushrooms, walnut taco meat, sprouts, paprika sauce, jalapeno powder $14

And for those cool nights
LEMON GINGER TEA with coconut nectar $4

Tons of savory treats for the raw, vegan, vegitarian or omnivore who is willing to try out good, clean, healthy food!


cat1
cat1
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+44

Awesomeness

5 Posted on 06 / 02 / 2014

Love this place, It definitely turned into my local hang out whilst I lived in la.. super chilled vibe, great people and such great food, which is really fresh, I find some raw places over do the whole raw thing and mix everything with everything, but this place keeps it more simple which ultimately tastes way better, ummm

Pros: great food , great staff , good vibe
JesiDi
JesiDi
  • raw
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+44

Love their community candlelight dinner series!

5 Posted on 08 / 20 / 2013

This place is amazing!
They are the only 100% organic raw vegan restaurant in L.A.
They have a great Wednesday night community dinner with live music and a 3 course dinner special.
Great service and amazing food, everything is delicious! My favorites are: taco salad, enchiladas, caesar salad, chili love soup, big matt with cheeze, nachos, Breakfast favs: breakfast burrito, tomato and cheese bagel

Pros: live music on wednesdays and fridays, community dinner, deliciousness

krissimi
krissimi
  • vegetarian
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+82

I crave this place...

5 Posted on 05 / 21 / 2013

The title says it all. It was absolutely delicious and the people there are very sweet. They know what they're doing.... I only wish I could have their boxes delivered to Canada.

Pros: food, drinks, location
Cons: no delivery to Canada ;)
vegandeb
vegandeb
  • vegan
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+26

Love it

5 Posted on 11 / 02 / 2012

Great food & good size meals for a raw food place. My raw chocolate hazelnut was only ok- not dark enough with the chocolate.

Strange guys can sit at bar so unless you want stuck feeling like you are on date with them- sit elsewhere.

Nice and helpful waiters.

Pros: healthy, fast, delicious
Cons: crowded
vtraveller
vtraveller
  • vegan
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+1553

Much improved!

5 Posted on 09 / 25 / 2012

If you haven't been here in a while the food has much improved since some years ago. I especially like the red enchilada. Also, the Indonesian affair is great when they have it. The smoothies and juices aren't always made to order and are a bit pricy. Overall, a very good option for Main St and a cool vibe to chill.

Pros: nice presentations, Location, atmosphere
Chia
Chia
  • vegetarian
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+3960

Good place to try raw food cuisine

4 Posted on 01 / 06 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow, and have eaten here several times. Here's my Euphoria Loves Rawvolution review.

I've watched this place change over time for better. At first, I had an aversion to the food, because it tasted heavily marinated and salted to me, and I had difficulty digesting the combination of food ingredients - so I stayed away.

Well, the food and the atmosphere has improved and changed over time, for better.

I've tried the salad sampler (the hemp seed tabouli and the guacamole are both delicious), some dehyraded crackers and breads, the coco jerkey sandwich (good), the green dragon nori roll (tasty but a bit pricey), a chocolate cake (ok), and a few of the juices and smoothies (good). The raw vegan ice cream (I forgot the brand name) is delicious. The meal food that I've tried have been mostly flavorful and interesting. While the chocolate desserts did not impress me when I had it a long while back, I think may be it might be better now, so if you go, definitely try out a dessert and review it.

I feel that if restaurant-style raw food cuisine is eaten in moderation, it would a treat, something new worth trying. But if you eat too many variety of dishes at one sitting (when sharing with friends), it's tough to digest everything (with combination of ingredients including nuts, seeds, sauces, sweets, salty, etc.). Like all things, enjoy in small amounts, in moderation.

The restaurant space is simple, cozy, colorful, easy going, and no frills. Counter service. Euphoria Loves Rawvolution is a good place to try raw food cuisine.

Pros: interesting creations, varied menu, raw, quality ingredients
e37e
e37e
  • vegan
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+68

VERY COOL PLACE

4 Posted on 08 / 20 / 2011

I discovered this place with my husband on our latest trip to LA and ended up going there almost every day for at least a chlorophyll lemonade to go. It is organic, raw and they say it is vegan but I do not agree because some of their meals have honey and also one of the lotions they sell contain vitamin D3 which comes from animal skin, but it is almost vegan. The place is very nice and they have big wood tables inside and cute small ones on the street. The food ROCKS... And the strawberry-chocolate parfait is from another planet. They make sweets and chocolates and very yummy truffles I think called "health balls" or something like that... They also sell ice-cream (not homemade). The staff is very nice. It is expensive but not terribly considering you are where you are. The restroom is not very nice and needs ventilation, it is extremely hot. Oh, they sell some very tasty homemade chips, try the blue corn ones. Considering how cool it is, it could stay open a little later.
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 20, 2011

Pros: DELICIOUS, SWEETS , CHLOROPHYLL DETOX LEMONADE
Cons: expensive, could close a little later, restroom needs glamour
Cubbyg
Cubbyg
  • raw
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+23

Why Not Make Something NEW!

3 Posted on 08 / 21 / 2009

I personally had a very hard time finding something innovative and special about their cuisine. Why try to make Veg/Raw look like a cheese burger or lasagne. I don't like either and go to food establishments like these to avoid these foods and especially the look alikes. Sorry, I was really disappointed.

Pros: clean, pleasant atmosphere
Cons: limited cuisine
SynthVegan
SynthVegan
  • vegan
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+2506

Good Raw Food

4 Posted on 07 / 13 / 2009

I visited this restaurant back in June and found the food to be very good. I had the zucchini alfredo (which was amazing) and my friend had the Nori Mole Tacos (I tried them, they were really good!). My entrée even came with onion bread, which I found to be very good. Overall the food quality is good; however, I found the service to be slow and the attitudes of some staff members to be a little off-putting, but overall it was a good experience.


jlautner
jlautner
  • vegan
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+60

Good hippie joint

3 Posted on 05 / 19 / 2009

I ate here once, for breakfast. I had almond butter on apple bread plus a cup of herbal tea. It was tasty and filling. The desserts and candies look lovely but I did not try any.

The place has an overriding hippie air to it. I like relaxed atmospheres but this one has been so overdone...I feel like it preaches to the converted, in a sense. "Normal" people might find the ambiance offputting.

I don't eat raw food regularly so don't feel qualified to discuss the menu in any detail.

Pros: nicely prepared food, friendly staff
Cons: hippy atmosphere, a bit dark
Vegyogini
Vegyogini
  • vegan
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+55

Euphoria Loves Rawvolution

3 Posted on 03 / 25 / 2009

Euphoria has a bit of a community vibe with its long tables and policy of customers bussing their own tables. The service is a little slow and not terribly attentive, but the food is good. If you enjoy raw food, definitely give it a try.


  • vegandeb vegandeb

    They have waiters no. No self-bussing.

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craigmc
craigmc
  • vegetarian
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+591

rawvolution indeed.

4 Posted on 03 / 22 / 2009

I had never been to a raw place before, and came away very impressed. a strange warehouse feel to the restaurant due to it's size, gives an odd atmospehere, not bad, just odd.
nice staff and a good menu, which left me with no idea of what to expect. the food was great, i don't know how they did the mushrooms, but it worked. I left feeling well fed, and with quality produce.

Pros: good food, good staff
hippocrateshealth
hippocrateshealth
  • vegan
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+14

Awesome Place, Great Food & Service

5 Posted on 03 / 16 / 2009

One of the best places to eat in LA. Very friendly service and fresh food. The atmosphere was really enjoyable.

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine, good value
FinalTwilight
FinalTwilight
  • vegan
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+70

Quite Good

4 Posted on 01 / 18 / 2009

I'd definitely go to this place over Juliano's. The prices and quantity are way better, and I think the food tastes better, too. I had the raw breakfast bagel, some spicy raw tacos, some cereal with almond milk, and many of their raw candies, and it was all pretty good. The taco "meat" patty thing was like a dehydrated nut pate thing which was too dry, but other than that it was good. The bagel was really good, though don't order if you don't like raw onions. The candies were good- Oh and their mint chocolate chip pie was really good, though they serve it room temp. If you took it home and froze it and then ate it, I bet it'd be a lot better- the consistency isn't quite right at room temp. But the flavor is good. The ambiance of this place is really nice, very chill, good place to relax. I still suggest this place over Juliano's.

Pros: Most dishes good, Good price and quantity, Pretty good selection
Cons: Some things could be done better
Mimi710
Mimi710
  • vegan
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+193

Disappointing

2 Posted on 07 / 19 / 2008

I ate here in January and wasn't that pleased. I'd go again if friends wanted to go there, but I wouldn't go back on my own. My drink (some green drink) and dessert were good. My meal was decent, but small. It also wasn't what I wanted. I spent a good ten minutes looking at the menu trying to figure out what I wanted because at first non of it sounded appetizing. When I finally decided what I wanted the rude server told me that they were out of it. So I said "Okay, I want this" and he said "I think we are out of that too." So he went and looked and came back and told me that yes, they were out of that. So I ended up just asking for his recommendation from the wraps on the menu. I was sad because I was expecting something similiar to Cafe Gratitude in SF or Terra Bella Cafe in Redondo Beach. If you are looking for vegan food in SF and aren't raw - just go to Real Food Daily instead.

Pros: good dessert, good drink
Cons: rude/unfriendly service, ran out of menu items, mediocre food
  • Chia Chia

    Hey there, that's a bummer experience you had. I've been here many times, and I agree that sometimes the waitstaff's nonchalant, abrupt attitude may come across as rude. In all fairness, there is one gentleman (may be of Indian descent) who is very kind and pleasant. I also agree with you that the food portion is on the small-ish side, but rent and food cost is probably expensive. It doesn't hurt to give this place a try another time in the future, as things and people change.

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gr8vegan
gr8vegan
  • vegan
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+1633

At the Sunday Santa Monica Farmer's Market

4 Posted on 04 / 27 / 2008

I've been wanting to try them out for a long time, but the lack of glowing reviews kept it low on my vegan todo list. I happened upon their booth at the Santa Monica farmer's market (Sunday) They have French Toast / Big Matt / Agave Lemonade, etc. I did the Big Matt & Agave lemonade. It was pretty good despite looking like a sandwich in need of steroids. At $10 you should split it with your mate because its really rich. A bit of a novelty. Worth a try, though.

Pros: at farmers market, too
Cons: I'm not into raw food
RawFoodVegan
RawFoodVegan
  • raw
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+17

Love It!

4 Posted on 03 / 14 / 2008

An amazing raw joint. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic! It's all fantastic!

Pros: raw vegan, great atmosphere, great food
Cons: slow service, messed-up orders
VeggiePinkoKat
VeggiePinkoKat
  • vegan
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+117

Lovely lil' raw joint

3 Posted on 12 / 17 / 2007

Enjoyed the guacomole. Can't remember exactly what I had, but I know we enjoyed our experience overall and bought some raw crackers from the shop to take home. The staff is very knowledgeable and kind.

Pros: good food, healthy cuisine, friendly staff
Cons: no parking, small, not enough seating
BubblyAdela
BubblyAdela
  • non-vegetarian
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+33

decent experience

3 Posted on 08 / 27 / 2007

I have a copy of Matt's Rawvolution, so when I went to Santa Monica this weekend I really wanted to check out HIS versions of the menu items (I hadn't been too pleased with how my recipes have come out from the book, so I wanted to see if they were in line w/the restaurant food). I ordered the Big Matt with a side of mock tuna and couscous, and it was alright. I'd heard people rave about the burger, but it left me feeling a bit lethargic. It was filling, but I wasn't too happy afterwards. My cousin had the Sloppy Joe with a side of guacamole, and that was a bit tastier (he's not a raw vegan in the least, but he enjoyed his meal & brownie). I also tried the vanilla hemp milk (I'd never had hemp before), and it was pretty good...although I don't see myself paying $6 for it again.

There also wasn't enough seating in the restaurant, so we took our food to the pier & ate on the beach. The prices are reasonable (dessert is kinda expensive though) and it's an okay place to stop for lunch, but the food's missing that *delicious* kick to it. If you're going to be in the SaMo area, you may as well go to Juliano's.

Pros: pretty affordable, casual atmosphere, good lunch combo deals
Cons: not enough seating, so-so food
Yell
Yell
  • vegan
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+73

Random DELIGHT

5 Posted on 08 / 23 / 2007

I stumbled upon this place during a last-minute jaunt to Santa Monica a few months back.

I love raw food, so that must be noted.

What I had here was an AMAZING sandwich. I had the Big MATT with Cheese....and I enjoyed every bite. It was reasonably priced at $8.

I'd go back, especially because they have a cute little raw "market" inside.



 

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