It’s been far too long since I’ve dined at True Food Kitchen, and even longer since I have written about it. I was recently invited to try the new fall menu at True Food Kitchen, and I invited my two favorite bloggers to join me for a girls night out.
We decided to order a bunch of different plates and share amongst the table which always makes it more fun. The first item was the newest item to hit the fall menu: the Inside Out Quinoa Burger which has the quinoa patty as the “bun” and the “burger” part is filled with hummus, avocado, feta, tomato and onion.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the quinoa burger but it was delicious! I really liked the idea of using quinoa as the bun instead of a traditional roll. And this burger is gluten-free and vegan which is great for those with dietary restrictions. My favorite sweet potato hash and kale salad also came on the side.
Next up was the Butternut Squash Pizza which came with smoked Mozzarella, caramelized onion and arugula. It also normally comes with walnuts but I asked for those to be omitted since I am allergic.
I love fall root vegetables and this pizza was divine. There is just something amazing about the smoky cheese paired with the sweet squash and caramelized onion. I could’ve eaten the entire pizza myself but I decided to be kind and share.
True Food Kitchen also recently introduced a myriad of fall salads to their menu, so we decided to try the Farm Chopped which came with roasted broccoli, thinly sliced root vegetables, almonds, sultanas, coconut, goat cheese and kale with a herb vinaigrette on the side.
I personally liked this salad, but I can see how the coconut and the sultanas might make it a bit off-putting. It was bordering on the line of too sweet, but overall the flavors complemented each other nicely. This is definitely something I will try to recreate at home.
The Caramelized Onion Tart is a year-round offering at True Food, but since it is so good I just knew we had to order one for the table.
Topped with caramelized onion, black figs and gorgonzola, this tart masters the art of sweet and savory perfectly. There’s a reason this is on the menu year round.
No trip to True Food Kitchen is complete without some of their delicious desserts, so we ordered two of my favorites: Squash Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream and Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt.
I actually first tried the squash pie at the media dinner I attended last year and loved it. It tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie and is dairy-free and vegan. True Food also sells whole squash pies for the holidays, so be sure to get your order in now.
The lemon ginger frozen yogurt was the perfect palette cleanser. It was nice and light, and the lemon and ginger complemented each other perfectly. I often drink lemon ginger herbal tea at home, so I knew this flavor combination would be good.
So that’s just a snippet of what you can expect from the new fall menu at True Food Kitchen. I highly recommend checking out the inside out quinoa burger and the butternut squash pizza if you get a chance. And of course, save room for some squash pie.
Thanks True Food for inviting me and thanks to Sam and Karla for being such fabulous dinner dates!