Monday, January 3, 2011

True Food Kitchen

As my family and I were driving around Scottsdale, my sister spotted True Food at a shopping plaza and suggested we stop in for lunch.  After walking around Kierland Commons for a little while, we drove across the street to True Food.  When we put our name in we were told there was a 25-30 minute wait; in the interim my sister and I checked out Niketown and an Apple store.

The space was large and felt very comfortable; it wasn't too brightly lit nor was it too dim.  The Arizona sunshine didn't hurt things, of course.

The menu had a lot of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options, and everything was marked as such.  Better yet, the waiter told me that the items marked gluten free are not modified to accomodate gluten free eaters; instead, the original recipe is gluten free.  This is great news because it creates less chance for a mistake in the kitchen.  I once had a waiter slip up and bring me the gluten-filled version of a dish I ordered at P.F. Chang's.  The waiter quickly ran out after bringing the dish to me and stopped me from eating too much, but it was still nerve-wracking to see just how simply a mistake could be made.

Anyway, my sister and I decided to split the Panang Curry and Spaghetti Squash Casserole.  You can check out the full menu here.

The dishes were delicious!  The curry was great, especially on a "cold" day in Scottsdale (read: 60 degrees and sunny with a bit of wind).  The casserole was also delectable; my sister favored the casserole while I really enjoyed the curry.  When at True Food I also noticed that there is a location in southern California at Fashion Island.  If I'm ever down in that area, I'll definitely head to True Food for some sensible eating.  The menu is filled with great gluten-free options, so many that it was hard to decide which ones my sister and I were going to split.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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True Food Kitchen
Scottsdale Quarter
15191 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (Map)
Fashion Island
451 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 (Map)

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