One of our go-to places for good food is True Food Kitchen. I didn’t say healthy food, vegan food, or vegetarian food, although it has all of those, I just said good food. Because even though True Food Kitchen is all about conscious eating, they just make really wonderful cuisine. That you are also eating healthy is the bonus.
True Food Kitchen is the marriage of Fox Restaurant Concepts, known for their stylish eateries, and Dr. Andrew Weil, noted author on well-balanced lifestyles and nutrition and the director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The menu was developed to promote a balanced diet with recipes that focus on seasonal, locally grown organic produce, sustainably harvested seafood and hormone, anti-biotic free poultry and beef. There are a number of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, although all of the dishes created by Chef Michael Stebner have a wide appeal, whatever your dietary preference.
Each table also has a copy of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. This pyramid was developed as a practical eating guide to help reduce risks of age-related diseases and to promote optimum health. An anti-inflammatory diet is designed to provide the ideal nutrition to help counteract chronic inflammation, which is the root cause of diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease. While I realize that this is a lot to consider when dining out, there is something reassuring about knowing you are making good choices, especially when you have a menu full of them right in front of you.
Plus, let’s face it, True Food Kitchen is just a cool place to spend an evening. I had spent many hours in my twenties in this same space when it was the Coffee Plantation. I am now happy to return (slightly older) and spend time again. Aunt Pat – come to Phoenix and we will take you there!
P.S. Happy Birthday Annie!
Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 East Camelback Road, #135
Phoenix, AZ 85016