Second helpings

Ultra-healthy restaurant puts down new roots in The Domain

Ultra-healthy restaurant puts down new roots in The Domain

True Food Kitchen ATX fall menu
True Food Kitchen's second Austin location will focus on healthy vegetables and grains. True Food Kitchen/ Facebook

To call the Seaholm location of True Food Kitchen popular is a bit of misnomer. Since opening in March 2016, the restaurant has become destination for Austinites looking for healthy yet delicious downtown dining options.

For True Food fans, a second Austin outpost can’t come soon enough. Lucky for them, the restaurant announced on January 22 that a new location will open between Macy’s and Neiman Marcus in The Domain.

The concept was jointly founded by holistic health guru Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox, the man behind a burgeoning empire of concepts including Flower Child, Culinary Dropout, and North Italia. The idea was to adapt Weil’s anti-inflammatory eating plan to contemporary palates, focusing on fresh ingredients and international flavors and allowing for the occasional indulgence like cocktails or dessert.

The seasonally focused menu features a variety of salads, bowls like cashew pad Thai and panang curry; sandwiches and burgers; and lighter entrees like poke bowls, grilled salmon, and Moroccan chicken. Cocktails like skinny margaritas and Bourbon sours are made from freshly pressed juices and organic spirits from an attached “scratch bar.” Many of the desserts use unexpected ingredients like squash or chia seed, but a flourless chocolate cake remains on standby for traditionalists.

The Domain location will be a huge 8,000-square-foot space that will include a warm dining room open to the kitchen and a patio. A private dining room will also available to accommodate almost 30 guests. The design focuses on sustainability, with reclaimed wood floors and dining chairs molded from recycled soda bottles.

If all goes according to plan, True Food Domain is expected to open in late 2018.