Winter Season Meal at True Food Kitchen

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One day I walked down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California with a friend, and I came across True Food Kitchen. I went home that night and looked into the restaurant. I was intrigued by their rotating menu influenced by ingredients that are at their freshest during the seasons. True Food provides gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options to its customers.

A couple of tasty drinks on the table, I was only disappointed to hear they had run out of their Farmers Market Sangria that night. I love sangria, and I enjoy drinking it at dinner. I noticed it on their menu and easily decided to make it my evening drink. I ended up with a pomegranate mule that night which was very tasty regardless. I plan to return soon to taste the sangria though.

NOTE: Our visit to True Food Kitchen was before the new year, so I didn't consider which hard liquor I was drinking that night. As a new vegan, I have learned that I need to be aware of whether or not my alcohol is vegan. Crazy thought, right?

(Below are the dishes enjoyed that night. )

Charred Cauliflower

Charred Cauliflower (V GF)

Herb Hummus

Herb Hummus (VEG)

Hold the feta please.

Butternut Squash Pizza

Butternut Squash Pizza (V)

The meal was delicious. The restaurant’s aesthetic is unique and trendy. It feels casual and brunch-y in the afternoon and romantic at night. My favorite dish of the night was the Charred Cauliflower. I was concerned that it was going to be dry but the cauliflower kept its moisture and absorbed all of the spices that were cooked with this dish: harissa tahini, Medjool date, mint, dill, etc. The butternut squash pizza was very tasty. The most impressive topping on this dish was their vegan almond ricotta. I am pretty picky when it comes to vegan cheeses, but this almond ricotta accomplished texture and flavor perfectly. I can see that True Food Kitchen pays special attention to every detail. Simply walking into the woman's restroom was like stepping into a spa. Soft lighting, fancy faucets, and beautiful backsplashes. I will return to True Food Kitchen again. I left the restaurant feeling satisfied with my meal without any greasy bloating in my stomach. Thankfully, True Food Kitchen has many locations throughout the United States. Pasadena is not the only city where one can taste fresh ingredients at its finest. 

Price Range: $10-$30

168 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91105