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True Food Kitchen

  • Veg-friendly
    ( 10 reviews )
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2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85016

Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu is centered on the principals of Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Food Pyramid, with several ovo/lacto vegetarian dishes and a few vegan ones, marked.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Organic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Reviews (10)

First Review by roseyd

Great smoothies and soup - Edit

Vegan options are awesome here and I love the service!!

The place had a nice modern style to it. The waitress was great! The miso soup was much better than what I have had in the past and it is nice to have a mushroom based one rather than to be disappointed with a fish broth based miso.

Pros: Miso soup!, good serice, modern style

Cons: Moderately Priced $$


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True Food Kitchen - Edit

The True Food Kitchen menu is based off of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. Per their website the 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.” Sounds good to me and worth a visit.

There are 2 True Food Kitchen locations in the Phoenix area, both located in upscale shopping areas. We checked out the location at Biltmore Fashion Park. The location is very easy to find as it’s seen from the road. Paid parking that can be easily made free after validating a chip from your dining/purchases is available. In addition, there is a free lot on the opposite side of the shopping park.

I absolutely loved the openness of the restaurant with it’s brightness and open kitchen. There were literally people preparing food several feet from us. They definitely don’t have anything to hide in their kitchen.

Upon quick glance of the menu I found a couple vegan options to choose from and had a tough time deciding between “Andy’s Favorite ‘TLT’” and the “Teriyaki Brown Rice Bowl”. I decided on Andy’s Favorite “TLT” which Tempeh, Lettuce. Tomato. Avocado, Vegenaise, and Whole Grain Bread. I had the choice to pair it with a kale salad or sweet potato hash and went with the hash.

I’d say our experience at True Food Kitchen was unique and I would visit again. Although I must say the prices are a bit steep for the amount of food you receive. I understand it’s healthier food and often that comes with a price tag, but $10 for a basic sandwich is a bit much in my opinion.


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Awesome food - Edit

Best began meal of my Phoenix trip! Get here while they have the Autumn Ingredients Salad on the menu. It's huge for a salad, easily could have been my entrée with the Miso Soup. But save room for desert - the Apple Crisp with Maple Pecan "Ice Cream" (sorbet) is fabulous. Service is really attentive too.

Pros: Delicious food, Reasonable number of vegan options , very well labeled menu

Cons: parking is somewhat inconvenient


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Good food! - Edit

Went on a sunday evening. This place was very packed and there was a long wait for a table. The service was good, and the food was really good. Many things are overpriced but the TLT (tempeh lettuce tomato) is very tasty and, at $10, is not too bad. Items that seem vegetarian but don't have the "v" next to them have seafood paste in them. Our waitress warned us about that which was helpful. Will definitely go back again sometime!
Updated from previous review on Monday March 19, 2012

Pros: Good food, Good service

Cons: Prices, Crowded


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Worthy Attempt That Misses the Mark - Edit

Only five vegan items on the menu. They will "remove the cheese" to make other things vegan but wanting of flavor. They get bonus points for using sustainable, locally grown items. Moderate price. I probably would not return.

Pros: Friendly, Sustainable oriented

Cons: Very limited vegan items., Food was so-so.


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True Food Kitchen Scottsdale Quarter - Edit

True Food Kitchen is what you would expect from a Sam Fox Scottsdale restaurant. It's clean and hip. It's also exactly what you would expect from a Dr. Andy Weill place. It's healthy with local and organic as much as possible. These two have come together for a great concept.
The menu isn't that large and it's not all vegetarian but it is labeled very nicely with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options which is really handy. The portion sizes are modest which is a refreshing change from most American restaurants ginormous plates of food. This is a great place to take meat eating friends and family and introduce them to more healthy choices.
For starters, the miso soup is "meatier" than the usual. It has lots of delish mushrooms and tofu. They also have a lot of different daily soups that are vegan a lot of the time, just ask! The shitake mushroom lettuce cups are amazing as well.
For the main course, I like the organic tomato and olive oil pizza (no cheese). I added mushrooms and eggplant to make it a little more exciting and it was wonderful. My fave dish is the spaghetti squash casserole. Just don't be expecting spaghetti noodles because this is a type of squash. There are other main dishes that are vegan as well such as the Teriyaki Brown rice bowl with tofu that is very popular. And vegan sides are sweet potato hash and fresh roasted vegetables where none of them are cooked in butter.
The only vegan desserts are the orange olivello sorbet and the organic chocolate pudding. The sorbet is not so great but the pudding is excellent.
I love that you can get organic wine here as well. I only wish that they had the sulfite free wine.
The best server at the Scottsdale Quarter is Rodney but they are all pretty good. The staff is friendly and attentive. All in all, a great place and I will definitely be coming back!

Pros: great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food

Cons: pricey


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It'll Do - Edit

Upscale mall, indeed! Ralph Lauren next door. TFK is a trendy, popular spot (are you ready for gated parking?). Sometimes crowded (wait list) and noisy. Funky it isn't. Not as many veg selections on the menu as one might like, but what they have is good. And a little on the pricey side. Clean, attractive, conveniently located. Worth a try.


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Great Upscale Restaurant in AZ - Edit

True Foods is in an upscale mall/area in Phoenix. I came here during lunch on a Friday and they were very busy, so prepare for a wait during lunch time. The place was decorated well and the employees were very nice. I ordered the curried cauliflower soup and the hummus platter. It was very good, especially the soup. The food is definitely top notch and that explains their prices as well; those two items cost $20 together.


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good enough! - Edit

i went here and ordered a kindof flat bread with carmelized onion and date, the drinks were great, i had a very tangy lemonade of some sort, and my mom had a berry drink, the salad was good, but the chocolate mouse was something i didn't need to order.the price is alright.Great atmosphere, sit outside when you go, even in the summer!

Pros: good service, yummy drinks, fun area

Cons: bad dessert


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Fresh & Healthy - Edit

I'm so happy to have found this restaurant. Health and taste are the focus here. I had "The Natural," a wonderfully refreshing house beverage and the tempeh sandwich. The blood orange cake with yogurt was delicious. Great portions, price, service and atmosphere.

Pros: Healthy food, Quality ingredients, Service

Cons: Selection could be more extensive


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