When I think of the food at King of Prussia Mall, it’s the three-hour waits at Cheesecake Factory and Shake Shack milkshakes (Mmmmmm) that come to mind. Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Erm … not exactly. But that’s changing. First Sweetgreen and Bluestone Lane (heyyyy, avocado toast) set up shop. And next month, what sounds like a healthy eater’s paradise will be opening its doors at 239 Mall Boulevard in King of Prussia, right down the road from Shake Shack actually. And they’ve got burgers, too … quinoa burgers, that is.
The restaurant, an Arizona-born chain, is called True Food Kitchen, and the menu is inspired by holistic health guru Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. Before you roll your eyes, the food isn’t as clinical as the concept makes it sound. What this concept translates to is a seasonal menu filled with items that actually sound delicious, like Torched Avocado — a dish made with avocado, natch, cucumber noodles, and turmeric ponzu — Kale Guacamole, pizzas made with vegan almond ricotta and black truffle (!!), Edamame Dumplings, and more. See? Delicious. Naturally, there are lots of gluten-free and vegan options. Then, they’ve got drinks that range from the super-healthy (think: Kale Aid, made with kale, ginger, apple, celery and cucumber) to, well, healthy-ish (looking’ at you, Citrus Skinny Margarita).
The feel of the 7,000-square-foot restaurant sounds equally crunchy-but-chic, with hardwood floors made of reclaimed wood, dining chairs crafted from recycled soda bottles and indoor garden basins housing fresh herbs and spices. And based on their their Instagram account, it looks like they also sometimes host pop-up yoga at their restaurants. See? Healthy eater’s paradise.
The 7,000-square-foot KOP outpost for True Food, which has locations in the double digits scattered across the country but has yet to open its door is Pennsylvania, is slated to open on Wednesday, July 19th. Here’s to never waiting in line for Cheesecake Factory ever again! (Well, maybe never. That cheesecake is good.)
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