I first fell in love with True Food Kitchen on a recent trip to Arizona when one of our friends introduced us to the Scottsdale location. So you can only imagine my excitement when I heard that True Food Kitchen was opening up a San Diego location in Fashion Valley, my favorite mall in the area! Already, I’ve been loving the addition of Stacked at FV [read my blog here], and with this opening news I knew I would never go hungry while shopping again (dramatic, I know).
So, what’s to love about True Food Kitchen? How about…everything! First off, Dr. Andrew Veil, who developed this restaurant with Fox Restaurant Concepts, actually taught me a lot of what I know about healthy eating in his book 8 Weeks to Optimum Health (really good read). So, off top, I was on board!
Secondly, the food is not only healthy but INCREDIBLY delicious and proves once again that clean eating doesn’t mean bland and boring. In fact, it’s anything but! The flavors work together to fully please even the most particular persons’ palate.
The Mission Statement: “At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process.” Mission Completed!
The Global Cuisine:
Shown Above: Miso Soup, Wild Mushroom & Scallion.
Shown Above: Grilled Shrimp Spring Roll: Green Papaya, Soba, Cashew
Above: Strawberry Chopped Salad: Snap Pea, Fennel, Walnut, Goat Cheese.
Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean you can’t have pizza & tacos!
And even dessert! Shown Below: Flourless Vegan Chocolate Cake.
In addition, True Food Kitchen is made up of environmentally friendly materials, from low-voltage LED lighting and recycled materials to reclaimed wood flooring.
And, last but not least, I LOVE various elixirs made up of unusual and exotic ingredients and this restaurant always has me covered on that front. Refreshing!
Shown Above: Medicine Man: Antioxidant Blast: Sea Buckthorn, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Black Tea and Soda Water.
Shown Above: Cucumber Refresher: Cucumber & Honey Lemonade.
Shown Above: Jasmine Pearl Green Tea.
Shown Above: Complimentary Melon Berry Water.
Visit True Food Kitchen Online: TFK Fashion Valley.
Address: 7007 Friars Road, San Diego 92108.
In-A-Rush Tip: If there’s a bit of a wait, grab a chair by the bar or the fire pit!
“Food is the focus, but the love, the genuine connection, is in the details.”