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True Food Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Original Ginger "O.G."**
lime, honey, bubbly water
Sparkling Antioxidant Tea
organic iced green tea, pomegranate, lemon
Honey Lemonade
Pomegranate Chia Limeade
Hangover Rx
pineapple, orange, honey, coconut water
Matcha Horchata**
oat milk, cinnamon, matcha, vanilla
Adaptogenic Tulsi Tea
ginger honey, lemon
Medicine Man
heavy brewed green tea, black cherry, pomegranate, honey, sea buckthorn
Kale Aid
kale, ginger, apple, celery, cucumber, lemon
Health-Ade Kombucha
Daily Market Soup
Roasted Brussels Sprouts**
asian mushroom, miso sesame vinaigrette, chili thread
Charred Cauliflower
harissa tahini, medjool date, dill, mint, pistachio
Farmers Market Crudités
chilled raw vegetables, tzatziki & black olive dip
Fig & Onion Tart
caramelized onion, gorgonzola, garlic, fig, herbs
Kale Guacamole
grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, sunflower seed & pita chips
Herb Hummus
cucumber, tomato, onion, olive, feta, lemon oregano vinaigrette & grilled pita
Edamame Dumplings
dashi, white truffle oil, asian herbs
tofu (adds 280 cal) +$4 / chicken (adds 180 cal) +$5 / shrimp* (adds 270 cal) +$7 / grass-fed steak* (adds 350 cal) +$7 / salmon* (adds 260 cal) +$10
Organic Tuscan Kale
lemon, garlic, grana padano, breadcrumb
Seasonal Ingredient**
brussels sprout, quinoa, roasted butternut squash, goat cheese, pomegranate, toasted mulberry, horseradish vinaigrette
Mediterranean Quinoa
persian cucumber, olive, peppadew, cherry tomato, pole bean, feta, almond, oregano vinaigrette
Chopped Salad
medjool date, dried cranberry, jicama, apple, manchego, farro, marcona almond, champagne vinaigrette
Butternut Squash**
caramelized onion, roasted garlic, organic kale, vegan almond ricotta, dried cranberry, sage
Fennel Chicken Sausage
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, roasted fennel, scamorza
Tomato & Arugula
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, olive oil, lemon
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil
tofu (adds 250-280 cal) +$4 / chicken (adds 240-270 cal) +$5 / shrimp* (adds 240-270 cal) +$7 / grass-fed steak* (adds 320-350 cal) +$7 / salmon* (adds 260 cal) +$10
Dashi Ramen
sweet potato glass noodle, bok choy, grilled portobello, charred onion, radish, edamame, black bean, sesame chili oil
Ancient Grains
miso sesame glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado, hemp seed
Cashew Pad Thai
kombu, rice noodle, zucchini, mushroom, gai lan, bean sprout, thai basil, tamarind chili shrimp sauce
Teriyaki Quinoa
broccoli, heirloom carrot, bok choy, mushroom, brown rice, avocado, toasted sesame
Spicy Panang Curry
sweet potato, pole bean, bok choy, carrot, thai basil, coconut shrimp broth
served with choice of kale salad (adds 120 cal) or sweet potato hash (adds 200 cal)
Inside Out Quinoa Burger
hummus, tzatziki, tomato, butter lettuce, cucumber, red onion, avocado, feta
Mediterranean Chicken Pita
grilled flatbread, romaine, arugula, pomegranate, house pickle, red onion, feta, harissa tahini
smoked tempeh, butter lettuce, tomato, avocado, vegan mayonnaise, seeded grain bread
Turkey Burger
smashed avocado, tomato, butter lettuce, smoked gouda, jalapeño remoulade, flax seed bun
Grass-fed Burger*
umami, mushroom, caramelized onion, arugula, parmesan, mayonnaise, flax seed bun
Mauritius Island Redfish* **
kale tabbouleh, fonio, salsa verde, roasted organic potato
Poke Bowl*
wild caught albacore, avocado, quinoa rice, mushroom, snow pea, cucumber, cashew, ginger, turmeric ponzu
Grilled Salmon* **
caramelized onion farro, quinoa, arugula, roasted beet, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto
Pan-seared Chicken Breast**
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, olive, caper, broccolini, edamame, spinach
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, caramelized onion, zucchini, fresh mozzarella
Grilled Fish Tacos*
Mauritius Island redfish, tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled jicama, dried sweet corn, coconut lime yogurt, anasazi bean
Grass-fed Steak Tacos*
tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled jicama, dried sweet corn, coconut lime yogurt, anasazi bean
Lasagna Bolognese
fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, lemon ricotta, herbs
Citrus Colada**
lime-infused rum, orange, pineapple, coconut, lemongrass
Forbidden Root**
lemon-infused vodka, apple, red beet, rosemary
Juniper Rose**
rose-infused gin, grapefruit, lime, thyme
Yuzu Martini
organic vodka, yuzu sake, lemon, chili thread
Apple Jack**
apple cinnamon tea-infused bourbon, lemon
Spiked Apple Cider**
mulled spiced brandy, cinnamon, lemon, cayenne
Citrus Skinny Margarita
organic blanco tequila, muddled citrus, cucumber, mint
Pomegranate Margarita
organic reposado tequila, lime, ginger, jalapeño
Glass (150 cal) / Carafe (220 cal) / Bottle (620 cal)
6oz. $11.0
Farmers Market Sangria
organic red wine, spiced brandy, lime, orange
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in with my cousin for brunch. I was really happy to see that I could get eggs, even later in the day. The place is simple and casual and the star of the place is the simple yet skillfully prepared food and the uniqueness...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank maryleonilda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good food here, interesting selection of drinks and great service. You do need to book to avoid waits on some evenings. The menu changes frequently enough to keep things fresh. The organic ethos may be a bit much for some- just go for great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarahhL4558VL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice sit down venue at the mall. Nice menu with interesting and varied choices. Couldn’t help but get the feeling we were being rushed though. Never before have I ever been asked if I wanted to see the dessert menu mid-mouthful of my main...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and healthy food, a really fine wine, and eye candy behind the bar! I arrived via Uber, jet-lagged and hungry (concierge recommendation), and this place did not disappoint. Would definitely come again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlobalTutu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another tasty “clean” meal from True Food Kitchen. Veronica was great and came through with all of our requests. The chef was great also. Good way to end a long drive back from Vegas!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brianbW4380TQ
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

When ever we are shopping at Fashion Valley we eat at True Foods. Great food And now they have a restaurant at UTC

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joan t
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My first experience with this restaurant was with its Scottsdale location years ago. When they opened in San Diego I was elated. Now, they have just changed their 'chicken chopped salad' to just 'chopped salad'. P-E-R-F-E-C-T......no longer do I have to say "less chicken...more dates"....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pleasures1234
Reviewed 23 October 2018

My wife's favorite breakfast place when we are in San Diego, and she doesn't even like breakfast... they have plenty of healthy options which are very tasty. A little pricey for breakfast, but overall we'll be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MauiScott1000
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It has been a few years since I last visited this restaurant, basically since my first experience wasn't fabulous. The menu items were okay but very limited for vegans. I met a friend here for dinner and was delighted to find the menu had changed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank caliartist
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

After a few hours of shopping at Fashion Valley Mall I wanted a break and eat some healthy food that satisfied my meat craving. Opted for the Grass Fed Burger at the True Food Kitchen. Absolutely great food and more than anything absolutely fresh ambience...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank majida1
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