Fox Restaurant Concepts on Tuesday opened its first southeastern outpost of True Food Kitchen in Buckhead at Lenox Square Mall. The restaurant boasts a menu dedicated to simple, seasonal fare based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid.
“We’re excited to bring True Food Kitchen into the dynamic and growing Atlanta dining scene,” said Sam Fox, Founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, in a press release. “We strive to promote a healthy lifestyle by combining seasonal, fresh ingredients with global flavors enabling our guests to feel good while enjoying honest food that tastes really good.”
Named a 2013 Nation’s Restaurant News “Break-out Brand,” True Food Kitchen offers globally inspired cuisine including starters, salads, sandwiches, entrees and fresh-squeezed juices, based on Dr. Weil’s diet that aims to counteract chronic inflammation and help people achieve and maintain optimum health. Tailoring the menu to specific dietary restrictions and allergies, True Food Kitchen offers a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free options, along with dishes for those following a paleo or Mediterranean diet.
“With the opening of True Food Kitchen in Atlanta, we hope to inspire healthy living and an enhanced focus on nutrition,” said Dr. Weil. “Our menu, based around the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, will teach guests that fresh, nutrient-rich food is delicious and accessible.
Chef Stephan Manning leads the kitchen in Atlanta, joining the team from True Food Kitchen’s Phoenix, Ariz., location. Taking advantage of each season’s best ingredients, the menu rotates seasonally to give guests fresh and naturally great-tasting dishes that don’t require added butter, salts or fats for flavor. In Atlanta, Manning sources produce from local farms including blueberries from Flat Creek Farms, baby bok choy from R&G Farms in Dublin, Ga. and radishes from Mack Farms. The debut menu features year-round classics like the “inside out” quinoa burger, Panang curry and turkey lasagna, as well as seasonal dishes like heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, corn and eggplant pizza and strawberry rhubarb crisp.
The restaurant’s full bar serves sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic wines and cocktails made with fresh fruit, honey and other natural flavorings. True Food Kitchen also offers non-alcoholic “natural refreshments” including juice, herb and vegetable blends like “kale-aid” made with kale, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger and “hangover RX” with coconut water, pineapple, vanilla and orange juice.
The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.