If you know True Food Kitchen, you know that it’s always offering most up-to-date and in-season foods. And even though summer has passed us by, the seasonal food just keeps coming. The new fall menu at True Food Kitchen – available now – is a feast of hearty, earthy flavors and deep, rich colors.
For starters, you’re going to want to try these Roasted Heirloom Carrots, a colorful little group of carrots that are served over a bed of Greek yogurt and topped with za’atar, sesame, pistachio, and dill. (Bonus: They’re vegetarian and gluten-free.)
Next up on the fall menu is the vegan Winter Squash Toast – think avocado toast – which is roasted winter squash served on toast, topped with Brussels sprouts, caramelized onion, lemon, and saba hazelnut.
Of course we can’t go through a season without True Food Kitchen’s Seasonal Ingredient Salad, one of their most popular salads with ever-changing ingredients. The latest incarnation of this salad comes with Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cauliflower, white beans, pomegranates and crispy toasted mulberry – all tossed with an ever so slightly spicy horseradish vinaigrette. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.
Next there’s a Butternut Squash Pizza with smoked onion, organic kale, vegan almond ricotta, and dried cranberry. It’s all vegan and you can order a gluten-free option if you need one. (Side note – have you ever tried vegan almond ricotta? It’s incredible – good enough to eat even on its own.)
And topping off the main courses on the fall menu is the Moroccan chicken, which is served with mission fig, heirloom carrot, chickpeas, olive, spinach, chermoula (a Moroccan herb sauce), Greek yogurt, and cilantro. It has complex and layered flavors and fits the bill of “fresh comfort food” – plus, it’s gluten free.
Last but definitely not least is the Squash Pie for dessert. Even if you are not a “dessert person,” you ought to try this pie. And if you think you could never become a vegan, you NEED to try this pie. It’s so rich and decadent you’ll never believe it’s free of cream and gluten. The crust is made with a gluten-free flour and it’s a dead ringer for a traditional graham cracker crust. And the whipped cream on top is so rich, you’d ever guess that it’s a vegan coconut cream. Definitely a must-try.
Also note – If you make it to True Food Kitchen, make sure you try the seasonal drinks on the fall menu, including the Orchard Bourbon Sour (with bourbon, apple, lemon, and cinnamon), the Pomegranate Mojito (with rum, mint, pomegranate, and lime), the Pressed Apple Soda, or the Apple Ginger Mule.
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Blogger disclosure: I received a complimentary meal for review purposes. I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.