By Nicole Cleri & Hadassa Delhomme
Contributing Writer & Editor-in-Chief
True Food Kitchen recently opened its doors out of their 22 locations in Boca Raton, introducing a new take on living a healthy lifestyle.
“What sets us apart from other leading restaurants is that we live by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse,” said Manfred Gessa, general manager. “We are a full-service restaurant that truly provides fresh, organic food.”
Originally founded in the 90’s by famed medical doctor, Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox, the chain aims to show the world that healthy food and good food can be part of the same conversation.
The menu encourages simple yet small changes in eating habits to avoid and counteract chronic inflammation which can lead heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and many cancers. Offering a seasonal menu, True Food Kitchen also provides gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan meals; making the restaurant ideal for any type of customer.
“We spend about 35-45 hours a week juicing fruits and vegetables so that they can be used for wide array of ingredients throughout the menu,” said Gessa. “We want everything to be freshly squeezed so you can really taste the difference in our products.”
True Food Kitchen uses ingredients such as turmeric, holy basil and lemon at the base of most of their products. These natural substances are considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect on bodily processes to help the body recover and reproduce faster.
“Although I don’t consider myself a health fanatic, I have been coming here almost every week since the opening,” said Melissa Fox, customer. “I can truly taste the difference in how fresh the produce is that they use in their food.”
True Food Kitchen is located at Town Center in Boca and is open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and dinner. For more information, contact (561) 419-8105.