I popped into True Food Kitchen located in Lenox Mall in Buckhead for an early dinner with Milla of Happily Eating. This wasn’t my first visit and I was eager to be back. Based on an anti-inflammatory diet, the menu offers a wide selection of vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options, as well as dishes for meat lovers. There’s a selection of fresh pressed juices as well as handcrafted cocktails made with organic spirits and fresh ingredients, which is obvious at the first sip.
As I stepped into the restaurant on a Tuesday evening, I was surprised at how many people were there. I dine out a lot and Tuesday isn’t exactly the most popular evening so to see a packed restaurant on that night was indeed a surprise. I glanced over the menu which changes with the season, it was time to try something new. For starters we decided on the grilled avocado with piquante pepper, edamame, organic corn, pepitas and goat cheese and the herb hummus which was topped with a Greek salad, crumbled feta and served with pita bread. Both dishes were amazing, the avocados were warm but still slightly firm (which is a good thing) and the freshly made hummus, which was good enough to eat on its own, was elevated with the pile of fresh vegetables on top.
There was so much to choose from that we kept going back and forth on what to order for our main courses but we finally settled on the Moroccan Half Chicken with mission figs, heirloom carrots, chickpea, olive and chermoula and the Lasagna Bolognese that had house-made chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach and an amazing lemon ricotta. I had the Watermelon Coconut Soda which was made with coconut water and Himalayan pink salt. While we enjoyed both dishes, the lasagna clearly was a favorite; it was light on the palate but deceivingly good. We saved room for dessert and tried the Lemon Tart with coconut whipped cream and blueberries; it was vegan and gluten free but definitely not short on taste. It was different from the traditional lemon tart but still enjoyable.
It’s safe to say that True Food Kitchen is a winner. With so many options to choose from it makes dining out with friends who may have different dietary restriction easy. There are so many dishes to choose from for a meat eater like myself but also for those who are vegetarian or vegan and you don’t have to sacrifice taste.
*My meal was complimentary, all opinions are my own.