True Food Kitchen Phoenix
When I started researching vegan places to check out in Phoenix one restaurant that was continually recommended was True Food Kitchen. This past weekend D and I were able to meet up with fellow FitFluential Ambassador Madeline from Food, Fit, & Family who was visiting family and check it out.
The True Food Kitchen menu is based off of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. Per their website the diet, “isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.” Sounds good to me and worth a visit.
There are 2 True Food Kitchen locations in the Phoenix area, both located in upscale shopping areas. We checked out the location at Biltmore Fashion Park. The location is very easy to find as it’s seen from the road. Paid parking that can be easily made free after validating a chip from your dining/purchases is available. In addition, there is a free lot on the opposite side of the shopping park.
I absolutely loved the openness of the restaurant with it’s brightness and open kitchen. There were literally people preparing food several feet from us. They definitely don’t have anything to hide in their kitchen.
Upon quick glance of the menu I found a couple vegan options to choose from and had a tough time deciding between “Andy’s Favorite ‘TLT’” and the “Teriyaki Brown Rice Bowl”. D and I decided on a light lunch we shared Andy’s Favorite “TLT” which Tempeh, Lettuce. Tomato. Avocado, Vegenaise, and Whole Grain Bread. We had the choice to pair it with a kale salad or sweet potato hash and went with the hash.
I thought it was delicious. D on the other hand thought the meal was good but not something to write home about. Although D is still a meat-eater he’s open-minded about vegan food and is willing to try almost anything vegan. I have to give him props for being willing to try so many things that many others wouldn’t.
After eating finishing our meals our checks arrived on these nifty boards. Something so simple, but unique.
I’d say our experience at True Food Kitchen was unique and I would visit again. Although I must say the prices are a bit steep for the amount of food you receive. I understand it’s healthier food and often that comes with a price tag, but $10 for a basic sandwich is a bit much in my opinion.
I was extremely stoked to meet up with Madeline so I not only know her from her blog/FitFluential but in real-life too. I can’t wait to meet up with her the next time she’s back in town!
Looking for more vegan food in Phoenix? Check out the rest of my adventures.