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True Foods Kitchen Restaurant Review

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Hi, my name is Libby Taylor and I’m currently a sophomore at Hillsboro High School. I have lived in Nashville most of my life, so one would think I know all of the local restaurants and places to shop near my house and school.

Yet, every week, there seems to be a new restaurant opening up in a new building or in a spot where a restaurant recently closed. Abbey Cutrer, my co-writer, and I decided to review one of the many new restaurants in Green Hills, True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen is a restaurant that incorporates food into lives well lived, and is based around healthy ingredients. This new restaurant is located at 3996 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, near Hillsboro High School and across from Trader Joes.

A Bit of History

The restaurant got its start in 2008 when Dr. Weil, the co-founder, had the idea of an, “anti-inflammatory lifestyle.” The website of the kitchen states that it is “a restaurant inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse.” The restaurant grew and got lots of attention when Weil’s debuted his idea on Dr. Oz. Dr. Weil, “visionary restauranteur and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine,” believe delicious dining and conscious nutrition “can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence.”

In 2015, the American media executive, actress, and talk show icon, Oprah Winfrey, endorsed Dr. Weil and his company. Again, a growth spike occurred at True Foods Kitchen grew by leaps and bounds, and began spreading to the East Coast.

We as reviewers, investigated what kind of foods would be “anti-inflammatory” and nutrition conscious and decide to give True Food Kitchen. Knowing that Oprah and Dr. Oz  ad given the restaurant such strong endorsements made our visit ery exciting.

Our Review

We chose to review the restaurant at a typical time of the day for lunch, 11:30,  which was when it opened. The day we choose to visit True Food Kitchen.was a grim, gray day that rained steadily almost the whole lunch.

After we walked in and were greeted by the hostess, we sat down in a table near the open kitchen. Right away, I got a modern but trendy vibe from the place. Guitars and guitars fashioned after vegetables, hung on the wall which symbolized Nashville being the heart of country music.

The waitress came over to our table and described the seasonal menu, ingredients in the food, why it changes throughout the year all of which we found to be very interesting and engaging. Know a bit of history about where one’s food comes from and why it was chosen invites the lunch customer to become part of the restaurant and what we would soon eat.

I contemplated what to get, but ended up ordering the turkey burger ($14), which came with sweet potato hash and kale salad. Not long after, the food arrived. My co-writer, Abbey, ordered a margarita pizza ($12) and the pressed apple soda ($5), which was recommended by the waitress.

We weren’t disappointed with the portion sizes which were fairly large and enticing.

The turkey burger was incredible and like nothing I had ever tasted before. The sweet potato hash’s weren’t very sweet but they still tasted good. The kale salad was maybe the best item on the plate. The salad was fresh but also filled with spices. Overall, the dish was unique and something I haven’t stopped raving about.

Abbey said, “The pizza was good but not anything special. If I was craving pizza, this wouldn’t be my first choice. I could easily go to Pie Five or Blaze and be more satisfied with the food as well as the price. On the other hand, the pressed apple soda was unique and refreshing. The price wasn’t terrible, and I would return specifically for the drink.”

I both agree that the restaurant visit was pleasant, tasty and we would visit again. More importantly, we will recommend it to our readers as well. The quality and quantity of the food outweigh the expense of the overall cost.

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