Thursday, March 22, 2012

True Food Kitchen

"Great tasting food that's good for you."

True Food Kitchen rocks. It is a perfect restaurant. The philosophy behind it is to serve good, recognizable food made with high quality ingredients.  It is my new favorite place. I just wish I lived near one.
My husband, 94-year-old father-in-law and 2 kids (ages 2 and 5) went to the one in Scottsdale when we were there visiting over spring break. It was a tough crowd to please especially at a "health food" restaurant. I admit, I was a little nervous.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how cool it looked. True Food has a sleek, modern design with an open kitchen. It is not what you visualize when you think of a health food restaurant. You know what I mean. Tables too close together and people sporting too much body hair. Not true here. It was hip and cool and filled with well dressed people who were out for a nice meal. Phew.
The food was awesome. The kids had a crudite plate with hummus and ranch dressing. Then, they split a cheese pizza. My father-in-law had turkey tacos and my husband and I split a kale salad followed by Panang Curry. I couldn't have been happier. All of the ingredients were fresh and organic. Everybody cleaned their plates.
True Food Kitchen's philosophy is that simple, sustainable, seasonal foods are the best for you and the environment. Developed with health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, their menu is filled with dishes made from local organic meats, produce, and whole grains. The most amazing part was that it was very reasonably priced. The most expensive thing on the menu was $19.
True Food Kitchen currently has four locations, two in Arizona and two in California. If only they would open one in New York then I would be truly happy.