Flavor Meets Health at True Food Kitchen Opening at The Shops at Riverside

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If you haven’t figured it by now, not all dining options are created equal. Sure, many of them advertise “healthy” menu options, but substituting a wilted side salad for French fries, topping a burger with a slice of “how-is-it-SO-green?” avocado, or just putting a bunch of ingredients in a “bowl” doesn’t mean your meal will be getting the thumbs up from your doctor. Until now, that is. Meet True Food Kitchen, a truly-good-for-you, M.D.-endorsed restaurant chain that’s about to make its debut at The Shops at Riverside and redefine the way you “eat fresh.”


Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2008, True Food Kitchen was founded on the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great-tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. And that’s not just a bunch of marketing mumbo-jumbo. This place puts its menu where its mouth is, emphasizing responsibly sourced, seasonal ingredients, nutrient-rich superfoods and spices, and one-of-a-kind food finds into its yummy lineup of starters, salads and bowls, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, pizzas, and comfort-food classics.


Chow down and fuel up on things like edamame dumplings filled with Asian herbs and white truffle oil; lasagna bolognese stuffed with fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, ricotta, and organic spinach; grilled chicken avocado wrap loaded with organic tomato, cucumber, hummus, fresh mozzarella, and lemon oregano vinaigrette in a house-made pita; or True Food’s famous Winter Immunity Bowl, chock full of lions mane mushroom, farro, quinoa, carrot, broccolini, garbanzo bean, edamame, and organic kale in a garlic broth. Do you see where they’re going with this? Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-friendly, paleo, and keto diets are all well-represented here as well, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love, no matter which culinary life you’re all about. Even if that just means brunch (which means they’ve got plenty of bubbly—and beer, wine, and craft cocktails, available anytime—on hand).


Oh, and that doctor endorsement we mentioned earlier? True Food Kitchen has one from none other than its founder, world-renowned Dr. Andrew Weil (yup, THAT Dr. Weil), who based the entire menu on his revolutionary anti-inflammatory food pyramid. That means every single ingredient has been carefully selected to allow making eating well effortless, energizing, and most importantly, delicious.


Ready to come in for a check-up? True Food Kitchen starts seating—no reservations necessary—on March 17.


True Food Kitchen
The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack
(551) 295-7401
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