Sunday, December 15, 2013

True Food Kitchen: Healthy Food That Tastes Unhealthy

According to their website, you don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen (TFK). You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory 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.   "Try the kale and quinoa," they say, "you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better."

I'm sorry… sea buck what?

Panange Curry with Chicken  |  Wild Mushroom Pizza and Revolver Blood and Honey beer  |  Albacore Tataki

Okay, now that the commercial is over, let's cut to the chase. Yeah, this place is chock full of things that are healthy and organic but for Taco Bell-loving fools like me, this place will also win you over with their bright energetic decor, spacious bar chock full of craft beers and fresh juices and yummy cuisine.  I was invited over for a sneak peek at TFK a few days before it opened.  My husband and I had a lunch date there and started our meal with the Albacore Tataki, which was fresh and light with a zing to it. I got spicy with the Panang Curry with Chicken, which was hot and hearty. A great choice for this time of year. My husband loved the Wild Mushroom pizza he ordered but what he loved more was the variety of craft beers available for consumption.

My only beef with TFK is that it's pricey. Lunch entrees range from $13-$20.  Dinner ranges from $13-$26. The prices make this a concept I will visit occasionally and not frequently but I did like the ambiance, vibe and food. Overall, this is a healthy joint that prepares food that tastes unhealthy - and I like that.  TFK is a welcome addition to the Park Cities dining scene and I have no doubt they will become a neighborhood hangout for many.

True Food Kitchen is located at The Plaza at Preston Center,  8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive,  Dallas, Texas 75225, 214.377.3333.