First Look at True Food Kitchen, A Restaurant Based on Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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The bison burger. You want this.

Meat lovers will truly enjoy the grass-fed bison burger, a healthy take on the traditional beef burger that tasted just as good as the gourmet burgers around town. Served on a flax seed bun, the bison was juicy, the patty a good thickness, and the toppings - caramelized onion, mushroom, mayo and watercress -- a sweetly satisfying flavor. A gluten free bun was also available an option in lieu of the flaxseed bun.

In fact, the menu is brimming with gluten-free and vegetarian options for those who have dietary restrictions, denoted by a simple "gf" and "veg" notation. Of these, the gluten-free chicken tandoori kebabs exemplify what the menu is all about: healthy cooking method (grilling), combined with clean, not-overly processed food (chicken), with nutritious components (red quinoa is a superfood, turmeric is anti-inflammatory) thrown in. And, talk about a revelation. The red quinoa, mixed with Greek yogurt, dates, sprouted almond, mint -- packed with healthy fats, probiotics, amino acids and more -- was moist and packed with flavor, the sweetness from the dates a good contrast and complement to the turmeric seasoning on the chicken.

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The steelhead salmon was cooked to perfection, and served on a fantastic-tasting bed of vegetables.
The grilled steelhead salmon is also excellent, served on vibrant bed of arugula, watercress, corn, cherry tomato, and freekah. Seasoned with a simple lemon vinaigrette, it's something you could dine on for lunch and dinner, and leave feeling good about what you dined on.

And what about dessert? Yes, at True Food Kitchen, you can have that, too, and not feel guilty. Get the chia coconut banana pudding, a mix of just four ingredients (chia seeds, banana, coconut milk and coconut flakes with no added sugars) and prepare to be wowed.

True Food Kitchen is now open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant is located in Phase II of BLVD Place in the Uptown District at 1700 Post Oak Boulevard. (San Felipe and Post Oak).


Location Info

True Food Kitchen

1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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6 comments
Bill
Bill

Sorry to be a troll, but Alamos Malbec is selling for $8.99 a bottle at HEB.  But the other elements of the restuarant seem very appealing.  Thanks for the review.

dalton
dalton

wines or beers? or are they deemed unhealthy enough to exclude altogether?

suzycalifornia
suzycalifornia

yes! what a wonderful alternative to the normal Texas food that keeps us all so bursting-at-the-seams-fat. hope it doesn't get typed as a health-food restaurant, but just a place to get flavorful food that happens to be healthy.

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

@Bill Lol, thanks for the info. I thought the bottles were more like $10 retail. Either way, it's still a great glass for $6; I don't mind paying that at all. 

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

@dalton They offer cocktail and wine and beer. More than half the beer selection are locally brewed. The wines are chosen in keeping with the overall theme -- many are organic, and the others are made biodynamically or sustainably (which is denoted on the menu). I was happy to find a glass of Alamos Malbec for $6 -- a steal! -- at it wasn't even a happy hour special.

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

@suzycalifornia It's been mobbed the two times I've been there. Houston really needed this. 

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