Looking for a place to eat out that will boost your health? Take a trip to True Food Kitchen in King of Prussia. The menu is a well-curated mix of popular American dishes sourced responsibly and with the most nutrient-rich, health-boosting seasonal ingredients.
From turmeric to kale, to quinoa and every in-season veggie imaginable – True Food Kitchen has everyone’s best interest in mind when it comes to nutrition. My friend Jessica Deluisa (Owner at Eat Your Way to Wellness) and I made a trip to True Food Kitchen to see what all the hype was about and the hype was right! Healthy whole foods dishes, no artificial flavoring with something for everyone on the menu. The restaurant chain was developed with the help of Dr. Andrew Weil with a focus on anti-inflammatory foods. You can read more about Dr. Weil in his cookbook True Food.
The menu made me smile when I saw a section just for vegetables and fruits! True Food Kitchen has plenty of vegan, gluten free and vegetarian dishes, but for those of you who don’t fall in any of those categories, don’t worry there are plenty of options. All the salads and rice bowls can add your choice of chicken, steak, shrimp, tuna, and steelhead fish.
Everything we had was original, like nothing I’ve had before. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and True Food’s story (thank you Travis!).
Here is a run-down of my the dishes we tried:
The cocktails are a bit pricey so we went for the fruit juice/smoothies.
Kale Aid and Bright Eyes Drinks: Both were refreshing and fresh made. Look at those colors! No food dye here! The kale drink had kale, ginger, apple celery, and cucumber. Bright orange like the name, the “Bright Eyes” drink was made with pear, ginger, beet, pineapple turmeric, and carrot.
Charred Cauliflower – Now this was amazing! A blend of un-suspecting herbs, this cauliflower dish is roasted and topped with sweet dates, dill, mint and pistachios and a light tahini sauce. I would highly recommend!
Farmers Market Crudités – Served with a tzatziki and black olive dip and with eye pleasing presentation, this was just ok. A number of veggies was minimal for $13. For a couple of carrots, some broccolini, tomatoes, green beans and watermelon radishes I would expect more. The sauces were just ok. I think a traditional hummus would have sufficed. I have to say it did look cool, but I wouldn’t get it again.
The rice bowls are the best, each filled with tasty herbs, spices and hearty veggies and your choice of protein.
Ancient Grains Bowl – brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow peas, portobello, and avocados. Lots of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory turmeric.
Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl – Broccoli, carrots, bok choy, mushrooms, avocado with shrimp. This was my favorite! I think the mix of veggies added a crunch and the avocado added to the sauce making a nice mix of flavors on every bite.
Tuna Poke Bowl – tuna, avocado, quinoa, rice, mushroom, snow pea, cucumber, cashew and ponzu sauce. The Sauce was unique and light. This dish was the perfect portion and had a nice mix of greens. The veggies added a crunch and the cashews and sauce gave an Asian flavor.
Fun fact: All of the restaurant’s plate-ware is handmade by a potter in Phoenix! True Food is responsibly sourced down to the table settings.
Overall, I would highly recommend True Food Kitchen, for flavor, authenticity, price and service. How many places in town can you get a turmeric smoothie or a vegan burrito?! Try them!