True Food Kitchen El Segundo Launches Summer Menu! Oprah Invests in True Foods!

True Food Kitchen has two spectacular things going on: a great summer menu as well as a new investor: OPRAH WINFREY!!


Summer Menu (currently available)
The new menu features a bounty of the season’s best ingredients at their peak of freshness, including Heirloom Tomatoes, Summer Berries, Watermelon and Lavender, alongside exciting new additions such as Forbidden Black Rice, Sweet Potato Noodles (aka Korean Glass Noodles), Fonio (a gluten-free West African ancient grain), and Black Walnuts.

The menu will be offered for a limited time only through early October.



New Dish Highlights:




Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon: coconut lime yogurt, basil, mint, toasted pistachio (V, GF)




Korean Noodle Salad: sweet potato glass noodle, bok choy, kale, cucumber kimchi, mango, bean sprout, almond lime vinaigrette (V)




Summer Tacos: grilled fish* or grass-fed steak*, tomatillo-avocado salsa, pickled jicama slaw, coconut lime yogurt, anasazi bean (GF)




Responsibly Sourced Striped Bass:* chef’s selection of vegetables, grains




Summer Berries: forbidden black rice, watermelon, macadamia nut, coconut whipped cream (V, GF)

Blueberry Pancakes: quinoa, greek yogurt, maple syrup VEG, GF



New Beverage Highlights:

Watermelon Mojito: lime-infused rum, mint




Wild Orchid: lemon-infused vodka, lavender, blueberry




Pop de Provence: lemon, lavender, bubbly water

Watermelon Lemonade:

Blueberry Mint Mimosa:

Lavender Coconut Cold Brew: cold brew ice, crushed coconut

 What’s not to love about this great summer menu!  It makes me want to visit several times (and I have already been there since I got this information!)

About True Food Kitchen + Oprah Winfrey!

True Food Kitchen Facts

True Food Kitchen currently operates 23 restaurants in 10 states.
Still to come in 2018 will be the addition of two new locations in Nashville, Tenn. and Jacksonville, Fla.
The restaurant brand currently employees 3,000 employees nationally.

True Food Kitchen, the award-winning restaurant brand that has pioneered health-driven dining, announced this week that Oprah Winfrey has made an equity investment in the company and will extend her strategic insight to support the brand’s national expansion. In addition, Winfrey joins the restaurant brand’s board of directors and will collaborate and consult with True Food Kitchen’s leadership team to advance the company’s business and marketing objectives.

Founded in 2008, True Food Kitchen has received national recognition as a culinary leader, with a health-driven menu of seasonal dishes and natural beverages guided by the principles of founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. Today, True Food Kitchen operates 23 restaurants in 10 states, with plans to double its store count in the next three years. Key focus areas include new markets on the east coast in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, in addition to expanding its existing presence throughout Florida, Maryland and more. Still to come in 2018 will be the addition of two new locations in Nashville, Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida. The restaurant brand currently has 3,000 employees nationwide.

Winfrey was first introduced to True Food Kitchen by friend and health expert Bob Greene, who shares True Food Kitchen’s belief that food should make you feel better, not worse. In addition to being inspired by the restaurant’s healthful food, Winfrey was struck by the brand’s commitment to its mission of bringing people together to eat better, feel better and celebrate a passion for better living.

“I love bringing people together over a good meal,” Winfrey said. “When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team’s passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be part of the company’s future.”

“When Ms. Winfrey and I first sat down to discuss her potential investment, I was impressed by her genuine passion for the intention behind True Food,” said Christine Barone, chief executive officer, True Food Kitchen. “My hope is that her passion and investment will continue to develop our growing brand to allow even more guests to experience a better way of eating.”

True Food Kitchen believes that delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Its healthful, flavor-forward menu rotates regularly to showcase the freshest, in-season produce and nutrient-dense ingredients. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to signature dishes such as Edamame Dumplings, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes and Dr. Weil’s original Organic Tuscan Kale Salad, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

For more information and to find a True Food Kitchen location, visit

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