True Food Kitchen [Best Bites Lenox Square Mall] 

One of the first places I visited when I moved to Atlanta back in 1995 was Lenox Square Mall. My roommate and spent many of afternoons there just people watching while eating our frozen yogurt. You never knew who you would see. Lenox Mall was a very popular place to visit. Today, it remains as one Atlanta’s top destination for Atlanta locals and visitors alike. Not only does the mall offer a wide variety of shopping options, it also has some nice dining options as well.

True Food Kitchen at Lenox Square Mall

I was recently invited to experience True Food Kitchen for a tasting of their menu. Located near the main entrance of Lenox Square Mall, this “health-driven seasonal restaurant”, is inspired by its co-owner’s, Dr. Weil, anti-inflammintory diet.

 

“True Food Kitchen believes in selecting and preparing simple and delicious foods to help people achieve and maintain optimal health. “

 

As soon as you walk through the doors you know you’re going to experience something amazing. The restaurant alone is beautiful. From its large patio space, perfect for those Atlanta summer nights, to its open kitchen concept, you get a very welcoming feel.

I took along fellow blogger and daughter, Sage, for this menu tasting. You can read about her experience from a kid’s point of view HERE. We started off our meal with some fresh housemade juices. Apple Carrot Ginger Tonic. Absolutely amazing! Kale Aid. Right on! Honey Beer Ginger Beer. Yes Please! I’m definitely in love with all of them. What a great way to start a tasting!

Apple Carrot Ginger Tonic

Next up was the Farmer’s Market Crudités. When our waitress brought it out, our eyes got so big. It was beautiful! Amazing how a bowl of fresh raw vegetables with dip can get you so excited. I was more than pleased with this selection. We also had the Edamame Dumplings, which was basically devoured by my daughter. She loved it!

Farmer’s Market Crudités

With the strong suggestion from our lovely waitress, we were next present with one of their popular menu item, the Ancient Grains Bowl. This bowl was a healthy food fanatics dream. It was adorned with miso glazed sweet potatoes, turmeric, charred onions, snow peas, grilled portobello, avocado, and hemp seeds. I also added shrimp to the bowl. So good!! I am very confident in saying that even if you wasn’t a healthy food fanatic, you would still enjoy this bowl!

Ancient Grains Bowl

If there’s pizza on the menu, you already know I’m ordering it! We decided on two of their selections, the Butternut Squash and the Chicken Sausage pizzas. I know what you’re thinking, Butternut Squash on a pizza? Right, I thought the same thing. But let me tell you, it was tasty. It was really tasty in fact. With the smoked onions, kale, vegan almond ricotta, and dried cranberry, you have quite a flavor explosion happening in your mouth. Definetly something you’ve never had, but need to experience.

Butternut Squash Pizza/Chicken Sausage Pizza

We also had the opportunity to preview on of their spring menu items, now available in their restaurants, the Flamed Torched Avocado Salad. THIS! This was amazing! When it came out I was already stuffed. I planned on tasting it and taking the rest home for later. It never made it out of the restaurant!! I couldn’t stop eating it!! It was sooooo good. It’s light. It’s flavorful. And it’s healthy. You can’t go wrong. If you don’t try anything else this spring, try this.

Flamed Torched Avocado

What an amazing experience! I enjoyed every thing beautifully presented to me at True Food Kitchen. This restaurant comes highly recommended by me as a place to get healthy, delicious food.

Click on the photo below to check out Sage’s review of True Food Kitchen!
Sage Loves 2 Eat

True Food Kitchen

3393 Peachtree Rd, NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

 
* I received this experience complimentary. Thank you True Food Kitchen! All opinions are that of my own! 

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar Menu Sampling

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Last week, the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society was invited to Zinburger for a special menu tasting. Zinburger opened their Atlanta location last year at Lenox Square Mall. I’ve heard many great things about the restaurant, but hadn’t yet made my way there. I was very excited for this opportunity!

Upon our arrival, we were presented with their house sangria called the Red Zingria. It was very good. I can’t wait to return to have another!
IMG_3780.JPGRED ZINFANDEL red zinfandel , triple sec, fresh lime, raspberry

GREENS

IMG_3758.JPGNAPA SALAD mixed greens, iceberg lettuce, dried fruit, marcona almonds, goat cheese, goat cheese dressing

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CHINESE CHICKEN mixed greens, napa cabbage, orange segments, carrots, red pepper, wonton chips, sesame seeds, asian vinaigrette

SIDES AND FRIES

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ZUCCHINI FRIES parmesan, ranch

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SWEET POTATO FRIES yogurt dipping sauce

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ONION RINGS bbq sauce

BURGERS

IMG_3766.JPGSEARED AHI SANDWICH avocado, cole slaw, tamari glaze, mayo

IMG_3778.JPGZINBURGER manchego cheese, zinfandel braised onions, lettuce, tomato

IMG_3779.JPGEL DIABLO fire roasted jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, braised onions, lettuce, chipotle mayo

SHAKES

IMG_3784.JPGCOOKIES AND CREAM vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, fresh whipped cream

IMG_3827.JPGBUTTERFINGER vanilla ice cream, ghirardelli chocolate, fresh whipped cream, peanut butter, Butterfinger chunks

PIES

IMG_3793.JPGRICH CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

Can I just say that the team at Zinburger out did themselves. Everything I tried was delicious. My favorite was the zucchini fries. They were perfectly seasoned and had the right amount of crunch. I loved the Ahi Sandwich. Again, it was seasoned very well. All the flavor components were on point! Awesomeness on a bun is what it was. (Now I want one.) All of the shakes and pies were delicious. I enjoyed each and every one of them. I left very happy (and stuffed). I would most definitely recommend as restaurant to go to enjoy a great meal with friends and family.

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Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326