Grace Esler

True Food Kitchen

Grace Esler
True Food Kitchen

From New York to California and every area in between, True Food Kitchen has quickly created a name for itself in a category of it’s own. With an emphasis on seasonal health-conscious food, farm-fresh ingredients, and honest preparation, you can be 100% confident in the quality of food you’re getting. Though they have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, it isn’t just targeted at health food junkies. There’s plenty of choices for the meat and fish lovers around. If you’re looking for feel good food that’s not just trendy but thoughtful and refined, then True Food Kitchen is the place to go.


You’ll want to try everything so I suggest ordering food for the table. Start off with a fun drink or two, a few appetizers, some salads, and maybe a pizza to share. then get an Entrée/bowl for yourself if you’re still feeling hungry. The portions are decently sized but the food is light and you won’t fill up quick! Some of my favorite picks from the Summer 2017 menu include:


Vegetables & Fruit: Charred Cauliflower

This dish takes cauliflower to another dimension. With harissa tahini, medjool dates, dill, mint, and pistachios, the flavor and texture complexities of this dish work so seamlessly.

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Starters: Edamame Dumplings

For a more Asian inspired starter try the Edamame Dumplings. With dashi, white truffle oil, and Asian herbs these clean yet rich flavors really set these dumplings apart from any other I’ve had.


Pizzas: Heirloom Tomato

The Heirloom Tomato pizza is one of the many vegan options on the menu. Topped with grilled artichoke, roasted garlic, vegan almond ricotta, and black truffle you wouldn’t even know it’s vegan because this pizza has some serious depth!



Salads: Organic Tuscan Kale, Seasonal Ingredient

Okay it’s time to get serious. You know the restaurant is amazing when the SALADS are your favorite item on the menu. Order both of them. They’re incredible and will absolutely blow you away.

The Organic Tuscan Kale is tossed with lemon, garlic, grana padano, and breadcrumbs, while the Summer Seasonal Ingredient is loaded with asparagus, broccolini, roasted cauliflower, chickpea, pistachio, raisin, manchego, and a sicilian vinaigrette.

You’ll regret not getting both these salads.

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Bowls: Ancient Grains

Last but not least is the Ancient Grains Bowl. This bowl does a great job of joining various textures and flavors harmoniously. It starts with miso glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado, and hemp seeds to finish.