• 168 W. Colorado Blvd.
  • Pasadena, CA 91105
  • T: 626-639-6818

Nutrition Focused Menu

True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived.  The restaurant brand is driven by a passionate collective of accomplished chefs, visionary restauranteurs, and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine – who believe delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. True Food’s seasonal menu is guided by the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid and emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, most creative, freshest in-season ingredients.


The menu’s nutrition focused menu consists of flavorful appetizers, pizzas, salads, and signature dishes. Popular dishes at True Food Kitchen include: the Grass-fed Burger, Lasagna Bolognese, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Sustainable Seabass, and the Inside Out Quinoa Burger. During the fall and based on local supply the menu includes Charred Cauliflower, Chioggia Beet Bruschetta, Handcrafted Butternut Squash Pizza and Autumn Ingredient Salad. Also enjoy their antioxidant packed desserts such as Banana & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, seasonal Squash Pie, and the famed Flourless Chocolate Cake.

The Bar

Natural juices, teas, and refreshers, can be combined with their organic and gluten-free spirits to make a delectable cocktail such as the Thai Grapefruit Martine, Fig Apple Ginger Mule, Autumn Orchard Sour and as well as the Farmers Market Sangria. At the bar you will find the beer list is local and the tequila is specially bottled for True Food Kitchen.


The restaurant’s location is in a National Register of Historic Places building built in the 1930’s in Old Pasadena and later remodeled by adding a second story. There are two dining rooms and an outdoor courtyard patio complete with a fireplace. Host your next party or event in the private dining room that accommodates up to 30 people. Throughout the restaurant you will notice the use of eco-friendly material, for example the dining chairs made out of recycled soda bottles and the hardwood floors from reclaimed wood.