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Healthy Chain True Food Kitchen Targets the Bay Area

It offers a plethora of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options

Austin's True Food Kitchen
The Austin location
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Sensitive eaters are gaining more and more dining options in the Bay Area, though most — like Little GemLemonade, and As Quoted — are fast casual. Now, nationwide chain True Food Kitchen is adding to the options, with the added bonus of full service. True Food Kitchen will open locations in Walnut Creek and Palo Alto this October, bringing the eating ethos of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet to the Bay Area, in partnership with Fox Restaurant Concepts founder Sam Fox.

Fox and Weil started True Food Kitchen in 2008 in Phoenix for the most discerning of diners: There are vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, Paleo, and Mediterranean diet options on the menu. Since then, it’s expanded to 12 locations across the country. Dishes include charred cauliflower, butternut squash pizza, a quinoa burger, spicy panang curry, and more.

The Palo Alto location — the chain’s 14th — will open in the Stanford Shopping Center on October 4 and Walnut Creek at Broadway Plaza on October 18. Both locations are currently hiring.