Vegan and veggie options shine at True Food Kitchen
The growing health-focused chain True Food Kitchen, which was founded by celebrity wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil and is led by Plant High grad and CEO Christine Barone, opened a location in late February behind the REI in Midtown Tampa.
- That's the new $500 million mixed commercial and residential development on Dale Mabry Highway, near I-275.
I took my daughter out last week and we tried a sampling of menu items to see what Oprah has been fussing about. The conceit here is consciously-sourced seasonal ingredients with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
- We were seated quickly without a reservation on a Thursday night, and while service was a bit ill-timed, we'll be back for the ambiance and quality food.
Details: I had the grass-fed burger, which was moist and juicy and somehow greaseless, while Asher had the vegan double cheeseburger, slightly sweet from the patty made of beets and portobello.
- For dessert we shared a chocolate chip cookie — which tasted gluten-free, and was — helped along by vegan coconut ice cream.
- The squash pie, topped with coconut whipped cream, was the best thing I ate.
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