Chasing Davies: Welcome to Kansas City, True Food Kitchen!

March 26, 2019

Welcome to Kansas City, True Food Kitchen!

Opening TOMORROW on Tuesday, March 27th, True Food Kitchen on the Country Club Plaza at Ward Parkway and Pennsylvania, where Plaza III used to be. And you are going to loooooove it! I got to be a part of the soft opening with a full blown meal last Friday, and I was blown away. 

First, by the space... it is beautiful and I can't even figure out how it was ever Plaza III. It's like night and day. I love the bright, airy. open concept with a fresh color scheme balanced with neutrals. I see this spot being a great brunch, lunch and dinner environment - whether on a date, with friends or colleagues during work.

Second, and probably more importantly... the food could not be better (check out their menu). It's interesting, healthy and tasty with a wide variety to suit everyone's diet preferences and flavor cravings (ones you didn't even know you had!). Their philosophy is about food making people feel good (not worse) without giving up flavor or satisfaction. Part of their core team includes a doctor of integrative medicine, who believes delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand (read more about it). 

I'm so glad this now exists in Kansas City. They've been around - are in lots of other places, too (check their locations out) - so make sure to give them a try!

It's not just their food that is amazing, their drinks are incredible! They have a wide variety of freshly juiced and concocted non-alcoholic beverages, as well as cocktails.  I got the hangover Rx juice, and my friend got the Juniper Rose cocktail.  Both we so tasty, and came adorned with fresh plants.

After getting our drinks, we started with some appetizers - which is one of my favorite parts of any menu because I love to taste a lot of things and snack. We decided on their kale guacamole (includes cilantro, grapefruit, and per the name - kale) and charred cauliflower (which includes a surprise of dates!).

I was blown away straight from the get go. YUM basically sums it up. I wasn't sure how'd I like the gauc, as I've tasted other restaurant's versions mixed with fruit, but this was subtle and added interest I loved. The cauliflower dish can't be missed. It was so good at every bite. I was surprised by the sweet inclusion of the dates with one bite and then pistachios the next, loving every bite.

Our main dishes were perfection. I had the turkey burger - which very well might be my favorite version ever had, - with sweet potato hash while my friend had spaghetti squash, tomato and mozzarella dish (it was like a pizza bowl). We were both very happy! :)

I wasn't sure how I was going to eat another bite by the time dessert came... but somehow I managed. Really the first sniff of the flourless chocolate cake with non-dairy ice cream did it for me. And the key lime pie moose atop crushed almonds and topped with strawberries were very refreshing.  I will dream about that cake though...

The entire staff was so friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming, and I'm in love with the entire philosophy of True Food Kitchen. Even from the very beginning, walking in entering past the growing herbs at the front. You already get a sense for what you are about to experience before you even open the door.  The menu is very easy to understand what you can/can't eat based on your diet with tons of gluten free (most of the items!), vegan and vegetarian options. 

Big thanks to True Food Kitchen for having us out to be part of your opening. We are SO glad you are here, and I look forward to bringing my family and more friends again.

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