Almost all of us have heard the phrase “let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food” – or some version close to that. The idea that eating or avoiding certain foods can help us lead healthier lives is one that people have understood for a long time. We know we should eat healthy, but we’d all be liars if we said we’ve never skipped healthy for convenient.
Or that we’ve never had a healthier option available and just done this:
Oprah believes if we had options that were both healthy and convenient, we may choose them a bit more often. So she’s investing in a restaurant chain that aims to do just that. True Food Kitchen serves meals inspired by the work of Dr. Andrew Weil, who has found that some foods cause inflammation in our bodies, in areas like our joints or digestive tracts. Similarly, other foods reduce that inflammation, making us feel better and helping our bodies work more smoothly.
Oprah Winfrey, who has never invested in a restaurant before, had one meal at True Food Kitchen and it made her feel like:
“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.”– Oprah
So what do you need to know about True Food Kitchen? Here are some great nuggets we found out:
The casual eatery has locations in ten states, with more locations already hiring for launch!
It’s not fast-food cheap, but don’t expect it to break the bank either. Just because Oprah is backing it doesn’t mean it’s overly fancy or pretentious, you’re fine in your yoga pants at most locations.
Speaking of yoga pants, several locations actually host yoga classes in the mornings before they open for diners!
The menu features vegan, vegetarian, gluten-friendly options alongside their standard fare; and it’s all clearly labeled for you.
Oprah’s investing more than just her money, she’s also giving her time and input to the project by joining the Board of Directors.
Twitter is excited about it!
I’m thrilled @Oprah is partnering with @TrueFoodKitch She sees the potential to grow a community of conscious diners. Her association with the brand will extend awareness & strengthen our commitment to make our food as enjoyable & healthful as possible! https://t.co/jQwqew4xR1— Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) July 11, 2018
Fantastic news! True Food Kitchen in Naples FL never disappoints. Thanks so much for helping us make the healthy choice the easy choice! ♥️— Anita Chapman (@AnitaChapman239) July 13, 2018
Amazing! My family loves #TrueFoodKitchen!— Mason Cook (@masoncook) July 11, 2018
If O Is Involved This Will Be Golden ???⚡— Anne (@WindyCityFunk) July 11, 2018
Have you eaten at True Food Kitchen? Share your experiences in the comments section!