Healthy eaters rejoice, True Food Kitchen has made it’s way to North Dallas!  On May 23rd, True Food Kitchen opened up at 7601 Windrose Ave near Shops at Legacy, bring another amazing restaurant to the area.  For those that are not familiar with True Food Kitchen, it is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant that that offers fresh, original, and great-tasting options for those who want to eat out at an amazing restaurant without having to count the calories.  We were able to sample a few dishes before they opened up and had a wonderful time.

We got the party started with a few cocktails of course.  Ginger Margarita and a Sparkling Rose Domaine Chandon.  The Ginger Margarita was deliciouis, an anejo tequila with some elderflower liqueur and ginger honey.  For those that are fans of that ginger flavor, this was a great drink to get.  The Domaine Chandon Rose was an elegant wine with plum and dark cherry fruit layered over subtle hints of nutmeg and cocoa.

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We tried out two appetizers, the Kale Guacamole and the Wild Caught Albacore Tataki.  The Kale Guacamole was a unique and interesting flavored guacamole, containing pink grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, sunflower seeds, and pita chips.  The grapefruit added a good citrus taste, not something you often find in guacamole.  The seeds give it a good textural flavor, the pita chips were crisp and fresh, and were without the oil from corn chips. This is the kind of guacamole you can enjoy without feeling guilty, as it was a vegan friendly option.

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The Wild Caught Albacore Tatami had avocado, jalapeño, toasted sesame, and a yuzu ponzu sauce. This was a great appetizer for working on your summer body.  Light and fresh like you would expect, with a small kick from the jalapeños.  It was delicious and tantalizing, just the way an appetizer should be. This appetizer was gluten free.

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As we finished up our appetizers, we got another round of cocktails in preparation for our soon to be arriving dinner.  We got The Peacemaker and the Blueberry Royale.  The Peacemaker is a bourbon cocktail with amaro, lemon, and clover honey.   It has a good whiskey taste without being too strong, the amaro’s herbal flavorings not only balancing the bourbon but also with helping with digestion.  Smooth, slightly sweet, an excellent bourbon choice.  The Blueberry Royale has an organic vodka, lemon, prosecco, and mint. Fresh, minty, and bubbly with a subtle hint of blueberry.

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Very happy with our drink selections, we eagerly awaited our entree selections.  First up was their Poke Bowls, which was suggested to us by our server, and she hit the nail on the head.  It had wild caught albacore, avocado, quinoa rice, mushroom, snow pea, cucumber, cashew, and turmeric ponzu. We mixed everything up and covered it in the ponzu sauce, and it was amazing.  Gingery and slightly spicy, we were completely caught off guard by this culinary delight.  Our favorite dish of the night.

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Next out was the Spaghetti Squash Casserole, which had organic tomatos, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella.  This dish was both a vegan friendly dish and a gluten free dish.  If you’re craving pasta, this is a great, guilt free “Italian” dish that satisfies that carb and pasta craving while still keeping that body slim for the weekend’s day at the pool.

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Our last entree was the Ancient Grains, which had miso glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado, and hemp seeds.  This was a vegan friendly dish.  We added steelhead to this dish as well.  Steelhead is a type of rainbow trout, and True Food Kitchen get theirs from Scotland.  The entire dish was delicious and amazing, all the ingredients go together perfectly.  The sweet potatoes were delicious with the glaze, and the snow peas were fresh.

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We ended our meal with a Key Lime Pie.  Topped with coconut, and whipped cream, this was a very flavorful and limey dessert.  Don’t let the lack of bright coloring fool you, there is no artificial flavoring or coloring used, this is all natural, all fresh, and very delicious. This dessert was both vegan friendly and gluten free friendly.

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We had an absolutely wonderful time at True Food Kitchen.  The dishes were original and bursting with a wide variety of flavors.  For those trying to eat healthy and work on their beach bodies or for those just looking for a new place try, True Food Kitchen in Plano is an absolute must!