There are too few restaurants that truly cater to the culinary needs and wants of people on a healthy diet, whether it’s a Mediterranean diet or a Paleo diet. Many people then prefer to prepare their meals at home instead of risking unhealthy amounts of carbs, proteins and fats in restaurant-prepared dishes. This is such a shame as the dining out experience is one of the pleasures in life.
Fortunately, there’s True Food Kitchen! The chain of full-service restaurants (i.e., with waiter service) offers a wide range of truly healthy dishes from appetizers to entrées. These dishes address the unique needs of vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-allergic people, as well as people on specific diets like the Paleo and Mediterranean.
Below are the latest True Food Kitchen menu prices.
|Roasted Brussels Sprouts||$9.29|
|Organic Tuscan Kale||$10.61|
|Family Meal for Six||$78.00|
|Family Meal for Two||$32.00|
|Family Meal for Four||$56.00|
|Dr. Weil's Wellness Shot||$5.00|
|Sparkling Prickly Pear Tisane||$5.00|
|Original Ginger "O.G."||$5.00|
|Sparkling Antioxidant Tea||$5.00|
|Pomegranate Chia Limeade||$5.00|
|Adaptogenic Tulsi Tea||$5.00|
|Cinnamon Vanilla Latte||$6.00|
|Cascara Cold Brew||$6.00|
|Hot Apple Cider||$7.00|
|White Peony “Bai Mudan” Tea||$5.00|
|Jasmine Pearl Green Tea||$6.00|
|Genmaicha Green Tea||$4.00|
|Wood Dragon Oolong Tea||$6.00|
|Classic Chai Tea||$5.00|
|Peppermint Herbal Tea||$4.00|
|Chamomile Herbal Tea||$5.00|
|*Spaghetti Squash Casserole||$15.18|
|*Organic Tuscan Kale Salad||$11.70|
|*Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap||$14.85|
|*Side Kale Salad||$6.00|
|*Side Cucumber Salad||$6.00|
|*Roasted Brussels Sprouts||$10.38|
|*Spinach & Mushroom Pizza||$17.40|
|*Kids Mozzarella & Organic Tomato Pizza||$9.00|
|Butternut Squash Soup||$7.10|
|Fig & Gorgonzola Flatbread||$10.48|
|Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Flatbread||$10.32|
|Seasonal Vegetable Crudités||$15.00|
|*Dark Chocolate Quinoa Brownie||$4.98|
Soup and Salads
|Creamy Tomato Soup||$7.03|
|Good Earth Kale Cobb||$14.30|
*Refreshers & Tea
|*Traditional Black Tea||$5.00|
|Fennel Chicken Sausage||$15.13|
|Tomato & Arugula||$13.48|
|Spicy Panang Curry||$14.45|
|Inside Out Quinoa Burger||$15.08|
|Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap||$13.70|
|Thai Coconut Sea Bass*||$29.34|
|Grilled Sustainable Salmon*||$24.34|
|Spaghetti Squash Casserole||$14.14|
|Grilled Fish Tacos*||$19.69|
|Grass-Fed Steak Tacos*||$18.09|
|Flourless Chocolate Cake||$7.13|
|Chia Seed Pudding||$7.13|
|Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream||$5.14|
|Kids Almond Butter, Banana & Apple Sandwich||$6.00|
|Kids Mozzarella & Organic Tomato Pizza||$8.00|
|Kids Chicken Teriyaki Bowl||$8.00|
|Kids Grass-Fed Burger||$8.50|
Available from 10am-3pm on Saturday & Sundays Only
|Smashed Avocado Toast*||$11.38|
|Vegan Chorizo Bowl||$13.08|
|Egg & Chicken Sausage Sandwich*||$13.31|
|Banana & Date Smoothie||$8.08|
|Kale & Coconut Smoothie||$8.08|
|Side of Beans||$3.02|
|Side Kale Salad||$6.00|
|Side Quinoa Brown Rice||$4.02|
|Side Sweet Potato Hash||$5.03|
|Side Cucumber Salad||$5.00|
|Side Pita Chips||$1.00|
True Food Kitchen was established in 2008. The concept restaurant is owned and managed by Fox Restaurant concepts, which also owns more than a dozen other concepts with over 50 locations. The True Food Kitchen, for its part, is based on the idea that healthy eating is always trendy.
What They’re Famous For
Every True Food Kitchen restaurant offers its diners with a healthy dining experience from its dishes and desserts, as well as with a fun atmosphere and fabulous interiors. The menu features a wide selection of naturally organic dishes suitable for people on a vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, although many non-vegans and non-vegetarians also like the food. The bestselling items include signature dishes like the Inside-out Quinoa Burger, Lasagna Bolognese, and Flourless Chocolate Cake – truly, proof that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and bland.
Why Eat Here
The True Food Kitchen’s interiors and exteriors aren’t fancy but the décor is definitely chic and contemporary in a put-together way. The casual vibe has a trendy touch to it, too, as befitting a restaurant that provides efficient waiter service for its diners. The mix of couples and groups including young professionals add to the casual yet chic atmosphere while the average noise level still makes for good conversations.
The restaurant also offers free Wi-Fi access, a convenient service in the social media age, and the television sets are usually showing entertaining shows. The kids will then be entertained while surfing the Internet or watching the shows, while the adults can even get in some work done.
But it’s the food and drinks that you came here for, after all, with the ambiance, services and facilities as secondary to your visit. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the food here at True Food Kitchen although there may be issues about the smallish serving sizes. Think of it as getting more quality at the expense of quantity so you get more value for your money, in comparison with fast-food chains with their low quality, large quantity approach.
The menu includes a wide selection of starters and entrées although the desserts are limited with the Flourless Chocolate Cake as the bestseller. Your meal can start with the Edamame Dumplings in Ponzu Sauce, an absolutely delicious dish with a smooth and savory sauce, and the Torched Avocado with its thinly-sliced cucumbers and avocados.
Your meal’s highlight can be the signature Lasagna Bolognese, a yummy dish that rightfully deserves its favorite status due to its creamy taste. You and your group can share the Kale Salad and the Wild Mushroom Pizza, which are both full of flavor. You can even add the Albacore Tataki and Pan-roasted Chicken, if the dishes are still too small to satisfy your large appetite.
There are other healthy yet yummy items on the menu, too. We highly recommend the Ancient Grains Bowl. Kale Guacamole, and Quinoa Burger, which can be substituted with a turkey patty in case you aren’t a vegetarian. We also suggest the watermelon mojito, citrus skinny margarita, and ginger margarita on the rocks, which have a refreshing quality to them.
One of the best things about dining at the True Food Kitchen is that you feel energized after your meal, in contrast with eating at restaurants with less-than-healthy dishes. This isn’t surprising as the dishes and desserts offered here are filled with nutritious fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and nuts and seeds, which provide the body with much-needed energy. These dishes aren’t just about empty calories but nutrients that are good for you so much so that even the chocolate cake is filled with antioxidants!
Before coming to a True Food Kitchen, you are well-advised to make reservations because it can become crowded. This is a fantastic place to bring your family and friends for brunch, lunch and dinner. There’s an outdoor seating for al fresco dining as well as free Wi-Fi access – you will want to upload photos of your meals to social media – and television shows.
To learn more about True Food Kitchen or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.truefoodkitchen.com.