Real Food

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 10 reviews )

Lot/Unit 3A-G-13D Block A, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang (at Straits Quay, Ground Floor), Penang, Malaysia, 10470

Part of a cafe, grocer and books chain. Serves vegetarian and vegan food. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Asian

10 Reviews

First Review by catherine29

Great food - Edit

A must place to visit while in Singapore

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most expensive vetegarian restaurant in penang

Pros: not very outstanding


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Real Food, Penang - Edit

This place is great. I could hang around a place like this all day. Just wifi up and eat and drink as and when you like.

My spouse and I had the following all vegan delights:-

2 soups - one mushroom and one pumpkin

A juicy mushroom burger & a drier quinoa & lentil burger (next time I'd ask for vegan mayo to go with the quinoa & lentil burger to make it perfect).

3 scoops of complimentary ice cream.

I'd happily recommend this to anyone including the suggesting of having vegan mayo or tomato relish or something else with some humidity to go with the lentil & quinoa burger.

Updated from previous review on Friday April 08, 2016

Updated from previous review on Sunday April 10, 2016

Pros: vegan friendly, great food and great service, wifi

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Not A Place For The Tight Budget - Edit

Considering the location of this restaurant, you can more or less figure out the price range of their food. :)
It's a vegan restaurant serving very healthy food. The food is still good nevertheless but some may find it bland if they are not used to healthy cooking.
Their deep fried dumplings are good.
Just wish that they can offer more affordable dishes for daily/regular visits. I pass by this restaurant very often and I find it very quiet or almost "empty" most of the time. And I often wonder how do they survive in business.

Pros: Healthy Cooking, Vegan, Lovely Environment

Cons: Pricey

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Good Food But... - Edit

Good food but it's very expensive and they offer small portions. It's nice that there are many vegan options and the staff is very kind and knowledgable. This is not an 'everyday place' more of a special occasion restaurant.

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My Favorite Organic Vegitarian Restaurant !! - Edit

If you are searching for delicious vegitarian food with nice ambience to dine, I strongly recommended REAL FOOD in Straits Quay Penang. The ambience is so welcoming, clean and nice with free wifi. And the food, it’s not only vegitarian, its “organic” fresh, healthy, delicious vegitarian food. I always find satisfaction after having lunch / dinner in REAL FOOD as it fills my tummy yet I don’t feel over loaded (If you are a heavy meat or rice eater, you will know what I meant).
My favourite food is the organic pizza with thin crust, fried dumplings, rojak and self made vegan ice cream in chocolate favour. I will always go back to dine in REAL FOOD to catch up with friends and families whenever I am back to Penang… bravo Real Food, keep up the good job and wait for my next visit again, and again, and again.

Pros: Great Ambience, Delicious Organic Food, Wifi

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Fresh, healthy and yummy. Perfecto!!!!! - Edit

If you are searching for fresh and healthy organic food. Well this is the one cause the food here just delicious. My favorite food is organic pizza with pesto sauce ,baked brown rice and classic green. Although it takes a bit more time to wait for the food but it's worth waiting when I taste the food oh my god..yummy. Even the juices serve is so pure and freshly squeeze. If you request for ice, they will give you in a separate glass instead of mixing into your favorite is apple beetroot carrot. We ended up with their self made vegan ice cream and my favorite is strawberry. Will definitely come back for more.

Pros: Wifi, Great ambience, Great food

Cons: Take time as all things are freshly made

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Yum - Edit

I live by my motto "healthy food doesn't not mean its tasteless!" So I'm always in search of good delicious healthy food.

When I visited Penang last month I was in the straits quay to look at the yatchs and I came upon a treasure; Real Food!!

On the outside it does not look like a restaurant but it smelled great as soon as I stepped into the café.

Realfood is a organic and vegetarian restaurant;just up my alley and I decided to give it a try

I tried the recommended steam dumpling and pizza and boy was it good. The steam dumplings are very flavourful and the pizza was very thin crust.

I ended up having all my meals there for my 3 day trip.

Definitely recommended. I'll be coming back for it the next time I make another trip to Penang!!

Pros: good food , quiet atmosphere

Cons: 15 mins waiting time

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One of the Best Organic Vegetarian Restaurants - Edit

When I first being asked to try an organic restaurant in Straits Quay, Penang, I was skeptical because I am very much a meat person. However, when I arrived at the restaurant, I was impressed by the clean interior design and welcoming atmosphere. I was greeted by a friendly staff, escorted us to comfortable table and quick introduction on the drinks section.

Although the menu was pretty much self-explanatory, the staff was more than happy to introduce and provide suggestion on the most popular dishes, signature dishes, etc. We ended with a pot of relaxing tea (we opt for bigger pot as there were several of us) and hazelnut milk. The tea indeed provide some relaxing feel (I believe it is with the help of the calming atmosphere that I felt relaxed).

We ordered the suggested dishes, which are the steamed dumplings, portobello burger, aglio olio pasta and pesto based pizza.

The stuffing inside the dumplings were so precisely cut make each dumplings cooked evenly, taste delicious and at the same time felt healthy.

The burger came along with some dried snacks such as bananas, mango, papaya, etc. Unlike other burgers that comes along with greasy and deep fried fries, this dish was a much better choice!


I would recommend this place to everyone whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or even a meat person!

Pros: Healthy food, Excellent atmosphere, Friendly staff

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Excellent Organic Vegetarian Cafe - Edit

My first impression about the Staff is very friendly. Dining inside Realfood feel very comfort, the ambiance is very nice & the food is reason enough to go!

After I tried the real food, they have wonderful fresh organic food. Since changing to a healthier way of living, real food still the best after I've been hocked around others organic restaurants in Penang. My favourite one is the pesto sauce of pasta/ pizza. And then, the signature of steam dumpling because it allow me to consume variety vegetables in one time.

All the dishes I tired were superb, especially I like the banana pancake, taste so yummy and the portobello burger, which I noticed it's been featured as the best burger on Penang Island by new strait time .

There are few organic vegetarian restaurants where I live, and none compare to the quality and taste I found here. Real food serve the finest food which I really like it...

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