First Look at True Food Kitchen, A Restaurant Based on Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Photo by Mai Pham 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.
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.
Photo by Mai Pham The steelhead salmon was cooked to perfection, and served on a fantastic-tasting bed of vegetables.
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).