True Food Kitchen (Walnut Creek, CA)

It has been forever since I put out any content for you all! I do apologize…life has just been a little all over the place and I haven’t been able to gather my thoughts well enough to compose something meaningful. So, in the meantime, I figured I’d [another] belated restaurant review in honor of Throwback Thursday.

This was my review of True Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek, CA, summer of 2017. Unfortunately we moved about away a few months after going there and have not been able to go back since. Honestly though, to this day, I still crave their breakfast burrito (as described below)


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I want to start by saying I had my reservations about True Food Kitchen. When I first heard this new eatery was being added to the updated, posh-like, Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA, I assumed it was one of those “fad” places. Somewhere I didn’t feel like I needed to bother trying. Although the upscale attitude of it’s surroundings were a fair observation, we were in the vicinity, hungry, and figured we would give it a go.

The atmosphere was clean and inviting. It was open and had a fresh, farmhouse type of decor. We arrived a little after 10:30am, on a Saturday, and our server explained that their menu reflected their weekend brunch items as well as their lunch selections. After some back and forth of who was going to get what, we decided we would both pick an item and split it with each other. My husband decided on the T.L.T (smoked tempeh, butter lettuce, tomato, avocado, vegan mayonnaise) which he was given an option of sweet potato hash, or a kale salad as a side; he chose the hash. I ordered the Vegan Chorizo Burrito (tofu, turmeric, quinoa, anasazi bean, pico de gallo) that automatically came with the sweet potato hash.

We were both pleasantly surprised by how flavorful both dishes were. We definitely favored the burrito over the T.L.T. This was mainly because we felt like we could (and have) make something like this at home and be just as tasty. That burrito, out of this world! It also came with some sort of smokey salsa on the side that just added to its wonderful flavors. The sweet potato has was also very flavorful and a nice side to both selections.

We opted out of looking at the dessert menu, however, I later read online that they offer a [vegan] key lime pie (which is one of my favorites!) so, we are going to have to make the trip to True Food Kitchen again soon.

I will admit that I judged a book by its cover with this place. Having the preconceived opinions of the location, I jumped to the conclusion that it was just another “we make healthy food because its trendy” sort of place. In this instance, I am very glad I was proven wrong.


2 thoughts

  1. Sounds like an interesting place but it does seem like we have a lot of fad restaurants here. I tried a few that had 5-star yelp reviews and they were a total let down and u couldn’t wrap my mind around how they generated so much buzz with their bland food?

  2. Life happens, we’ve all been there! I’m glad to see you back and posting again 😀
    The food looks delicious and it’s good to hear that a restaurant is getting it right, not sacrificing taste and flavour for a trendy health push. You can have both, and restaurants that nail it like this will help people considering making a change to their own diets to realize it!

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