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238 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2712
+1 949-494-8101
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found this little gem by accident and enjoyed breakfast and lunches there during our trip to Laguna Beach. It's a great discovery for anyone following Caldwell Esselstyne's (Cleveland Heart Clinic) whole-food plant-based diet. The meals are delicious and hearty with the benefit of also being really healthy. There is a huge selection of options. I loved the tamales. There... More 

Thank Lampbell
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved finding this spot in Laguna Beach. If you love fresh, organic food and/or follow Caldwell Esselstyne's WFPB oil-free diet from the Cleveland Heart Climic this is for you. LOTS of oil-free options, which is a huge treat if you want the chance to eat out. There's a reason this is called The Stand - it's a walk-up window. There... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended by an former employee of the stand, she said the food was superb .... unfortunately it wasn't. The tables outside where very very dirty and that alone doesn't help your appetite but we give it a chance we order 2 dishes each and all of them tasted the same, no creativity in any way, the most basic... More 

Thank PattyFirenze5
Mission Viejo, California
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245 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

we live locally, maybe 10 miles from Laguna. came down here to do the steps, near 9th Ave in south Laguna (maybe 3 miles from the restaurant). after the excellent workout (218 steps up/down, very steep for each lap) we came here to get a nice healthy meal. yeah, it was pretty good, but for $10, the burrito was barely... More 

Thank al g
Dana Point, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This along with Gratitude Cafe are now a regular part of my life. Great food (peach, protein & banana with Cashew milk). Really like the Avocado sandwich and the soups. Still plenty to try and so far amazing across the board. Be prepared for a wait but amazingly fast given the freshness and food quality.

Thank TravNEXTplace
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'd never been to Laguna Beach before and found out about this place, I was so excited to find this Very Small outdoor type of restaurant that has been open for 41 years as a VEGAN restaurant! The food is wonderful the milkshakes (Made with Banana's, Almond Milk, Cacao is so good. They were out of Tamilies that day so... More 

Thank Ann J
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try something new and wanted to try out a restaurant with a lot of different vegetarian dishes. An not being specialist in the vegetarian cuisine and all the different ingredients and sauces we had some questions to the menu before ordering. The person taking the orders behaved very rude and unfriendly and treated us like idiots -... More 

Thank Kjell T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Stand is my absolute favorite place to eat lunch in Laguna Beach. Everything is fresh and everybody is friendly. What more can you ask for?! There soups are all homemade and yummy...my favorite is the Chunky Cauliflower (who knew cauliflower could taste so good?). And don't forget to try a fabulous fresh frozen fruit soft serve. Come for the... More 

Thank cseeligeastman
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

By far one of my favorite restaurants I've been to in Orange County. My boyfriend and I love it; we were surprised to see that it had some bad reviews online after being there multiple times and liking everything we got there. It's connected to a bike shop, but the location is cute! There's a sitting area, and you can... More 

Thank Sarrie C
Madison, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The staff was helpful and friendly, the location is walking distance to the beach, and the food is simply delicious! What more could anyone need?

Thank SuperTed19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-8101

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?