True Food Kitchen, an award-winning, seasonally-inspired restaurant and scratch bar, is now open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch at Midtown Tampa. This location marks the first True Food Kitchen restaurant in the Tampa Bay area, and fifth in the state of Florida, growing the brand’s footprint to 40 locations nationwide.
The full-service restaurant features a spacious dining room with 127 seats, an open kitchen designed to bring guests closer to the restaurant’s culinary craft, and a full-service bar joining the dining room and outdoor covered patio, accessible by either side.
The menu follows Co-Founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid with a focus on eating foods that will maintain optimal health. Service is offered for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
“We’re thrilled to officially plant roots in my very own hometown of Tampa! There has been exponential growth since I have lived here and I’m excited to bring our brand to the community,” said Christine Barone, True Food Kitchen CEO.
“We’re grateful to be welcomed into Midtown and look forward to sharing our mission with this new community as we inspire people to eat better, feel better, and live better.”
Barone is a graduate of Plant High School and worked at Raymond James. Although she is a resident of Phoenix, she enjoys coming home to the Tampa area to visit her parents who still live in her childhood home.
On the Winter Menu is Spicy Panang Curry, made with forbidden rice, sweet potato, broccolini, green bean, carrot, roasted brussels sprout, onion, basil, mint, Thai shellfish curry broth; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with mushroom, miso sesame vinaigrette, chili thread; the brunch-classic Garden Scramble with broccolini, onion, poblano pepper, smoked gouda, parmesan, sweet potato; and the Squash Pie, a seasonal vegan, and gluten-free dessert option.
Mainstay dishes available year-round include favoritesm such as an Ancient Grains Bowl, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Organic Tuscan Kale Salad, and more.
The restaurant also offers a scratch bar featuring freshly pressed juices, organic teas, and natural refreshers, such as their seasonal Passion Fruit Limeade and Apple Lemonade. A selection of beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails containing organic and gluten-free spirits are also available.
Signature cocktails include the Citrus Skinny Margarita along with seasonal selections such as the Passion Fruit Margarita, Common Bond, Beach Party, Juniper Rose, and the Cause-Mo. The Spring Seasonal menu is scheduled to premiere in early April.
True Food Kitchen in Tampa is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are available on OpenTable.
The full brunch, lunch, dinner and kids menu are available for pick-up or delivery, along with a selection of family meals and build-your-own packages for 2, 4 or 6 people starting at $10 per person. Cocktails, wine and beer are also available for pick-up at TrueFoodKitchen.com.