Health-driven, seasonal restaurant to open first West Central Florida location
TAMPA, FL — April 10, 2019 – True Food Kitchen, the award-winning restaurant brand that has pioneered health-driven dining, has chosen Midtown Tampa for the company’s first West Central Florida location. The brand currently has several Florida locations in Boca Raton, Jacksonville, and Naples.
Co-founded by world renowned integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen’s thoughtfully crafted, seasonal menu is rooted in the principles of the anti-inflammatory food pyramid – emphasizing wholesome, simple ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and responsibly sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most creative and freshest in-season ingredients.
“We’re thrilled that True Food Kitchen chose Midtown Tampa for its first restaurant in the region,” said Nicholas Haines, CEO, The Bromley Companies. “True Food Kitchen will be an incredibly positive environment for the residents, employees and visitors of Midtown Tampa, and a destination for people throughout the Tampa Bay area looking for delicious, healthy dining.”
True Food Kitchen’s flavor-forward menu rotates seasonally to allow guests to experience the season’s most delicious and nutrient-dense produce at the peak of its freshness and flavor. The menu features a variety of handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed natural beverages, as well as signature dishes like the Ancient Grains Bowl, Grass-fed Steak Tacos and Inside Out Quinoa Burger. True Food Kitchen is dedicated to accommodating the food preferences and restrictions of its guests; many of the brand’s delicious dishes are appropriate for a vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-friendly lifestyle.
“We’re on pace to bring first-to-market experiences such as True Food Kitchen to the Tampa Bay region,” said Haines. “True Food Kitchen is an example of how Midtown Tampa will showcase restaurants new to Tampa Bay and elevate the dining and entertainment options in the region.”
Midtown’s wellness attributes include a walking trail around the 3-acre lake, green open spaces, cross fitness stations, and programmed healthy lifestyle activities throughout the public space. True Food Kitchen joins Whole Foods Market at Midtown, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™, expanding the healthy dining options planned for the Midtown District.
True Food Kitchen’s prominent location off the Himes Avenue entrance puts this 5,000-square foot restaurant front and center in Midtown Tampa. The Tampa restaurant will feature a bright, vibrant dining area with an open kitchen bringing guests closer to their culinary craft. Additionally, the restaurant will feature an outdoor covered patio.
Midtown Tampa is spearheading Tampa’s dramatic transformation as the city’s hottest new destination district. Midtown is uniquely positioned to connect Downtown Tampa with the Westshore District. Situated at the southeast corner of North Dale Mabry Highway and Interstate 275, Midtown Tampa will have visibility from more than 230,000 cars per day. Construction is expected to begin on the first phase in early 2019.
About Midtown Tampa
On 22 acres, the $500M Midtown Tampa is an authentic, new kind of mixed-use urban experience with 1.8 million square feet that includes retail, residential, three Class A office buildings, entertainment and hospitality. Already, Midtown Tampa has announced Whole Foods Market® to anchor the project’s retail component, Crescent Community’s NOVEL multifamily residential, and the first of three signature office towers, Midtown One, a 140,000 square-foot, seven-story office building. For more information about Midtown Tampa, visit www.midtowntampa.com.
About True Food Kitchen
Founded in Phoenix, Ariz. in 2008, 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. True Food Kitchen 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. True Food Kitchen has 27 locations in 12 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, with a robust development pipeline spanning the United States. To learn more, visit www.truefoodkitchen.com.
About The Bromley Companies
Founded in 1972, The Bromley Companies is a national real estate development and investment company that has built a portfolio of retail, office, industrial and student housing assets. Bromley began a substantial history of investing in the Tampa region more than 30 years ago with the acquisition of Bromley Pallet, which grew into one of the nation’s largest pallet recycling companies. Since then, Bromley established a Tampa office and has owned and managed local real estate including a 60,000 square-foot Bromley Office Building. The leadership team has also been involved with the Westshore Alliance and Tampa Hillsborough County Economic Development Council. To learn more about The Bromley Companies, visit www.bromco.com.