True Kitchen of Bethesda has just opened, the Montgomery county restaurant offers locals and visitors satisfying and unique fresh food cuisine.On Wednesday, June 14, yet another restaurant opened in Bethesda, the D.C. town-suburb is now home to the “health driven” True Kitchen. True Kitchen boasts of using “nutrient rich” ingredients in an open kitchen used in meal preparation. Its open kitchen prepares meals in plain sight of guests which brings them closer to the expert preparation of the meals served, as well as the creativity that goes into the making of the wide variety of savory menu items. True Kitchen is a health-conscious restaurant that caters to the tastes of all food preferences, using fresh ingredients and the inclusion of vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten-free fixings and items. The dishes are intended to please the taste buds of guests who just want something uniquely delicious and healthy. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2302,2303"] The inside of the restaurant is beautiful. The rows of tables spread across the dining room floor are lined with cacti plants, while fresh veggies and fruits are visible on racks beside the prep tables. The open kitchen allows guests to see what goes into their food and how each dish is made. By having an open kitchen, it means that guests can see the entire back of the house aside from a very small storage space.
Most of the restaurant’s meat and produce is delivered daily to ensure freshness; the establishment boasts of using only organic, pesticide-free fruits and veggies. The menu, meanwhile, is seasonal and dependent upon the availability of foods. If you have food allergies or are vegan/vegetarian, the restaurant will customize your order to fit your preferences and dietary needs. Its menu is quite diverse as guests are offered Mediterranean and Asian influenced selections, gourmet pizza and pastas, burgers and a variety of different fish, chicken and steak items. First-time visitors should start with the vegan friendly yet tasty Herb Hummus followed by the House Made Chicken Sausage gourmet pizza. If you haven’t eaten all day, you may want to try one of the Bowl selections. The Spicy Panang Curry is tempting and made with organic potatoes, long bean, carrots, Thai basil and coconut shrimp broth. No matter what you are in the mood for or what your food preferences are, True Kitchen’s variety is certain to please any guest. The menu’s diversity extends beyond Asian and Mediterranean influences, and guests can opt for the Scottish Steelhead Salmon, or other less than common restaurant menu items such as the gluten free Grilled Fish and Grass-Fed Steak Tacos. Guests who want to have a beer, cocktail or glass of wine have plenty to choose from. True Blue’s scratch bar only uses organic spirits and fresh pressed fruit and veggie juices in their drink selections. If you have room for dessert, the menu offers gourmet dessert selections that includes Vegan ice cream, Coconut and Chia Seed Flan and Key lime pie. Several organic teas are offered as also are organic coffee selections that include Expressos, Cappuccinos and Latte’s. The kids’ menu also offers a nice variety of health-conscious selections. True Kitchen is a chain restaurant that has 17 locations in 11 states, but still has maintained the feel of an individual establishment. The new Bethesda location is conveniently located on 7100 Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of downtown near to many shops and other bars and restaurants. For more info, visit True Kitchen’s webpage or call (240) 565-3855.