I must begin with a caveat: True Food Kitchen‘s menu is not 100% gluten-free. Gluten-free living can get awfully lonely, but not at the newest True Food Kitchen in Dallas — where Dr. Andrew Weil is (virtually) right by your side, instilling his anti-inflammatory diet into a Fox Restaurant Concept menu.
You will recognize the restaurant’s minimalist yet bright aesthetic and its “healthful” menu concepts. The True Food Kitchen menu specifically designates items that are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. The menu includes salads, pizzas, sandwiches and entrees, plus “natural refreshments” like “kale-aid” or cucumber lemonade. Among my favorite dishes: Spaghetti Squash Casserole (pictured below), fresh mozzarella and organic tomatoes & zucchini and the so-comforting-you-forget-it’s-good-for-you grass-fed Steak Street Tacos with avocado, Cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream and Anasazi bean. One of the most unique items on the menu is the “Inside Out” Quinoa Burger. The quinoa forms the bun stuffed with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado & feta. This is not a burger you bite down lightly. You need both hands to aid you as you sink your teeth in their gluten-free burger.
The restaurant, which is in the center of The Plaza at Preston Center, also has its good looks to rely on. Warm woods, clean lines and bright colors make it a nice place to linger for a while. Another place to get cozy is on the patio. I imagine this to be a popular spot to kick back on cool fall and winter evenings.
True Food Kitchen
8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Suite 100