Super clean windows with invitingly modern tables bedecked with cacti grace the wide open dining space. Showcasing one of Houston’s rare al fresco dining opportunities, True Foods Kitchen opens out from the corner shopping center west of the new Whole Foods Market on San Felipe near Post Oak. Glad we came during the mid-afternoon, as it assured us a quick seat and that we did not compete for parking with business professionals and shoppers.

Bright & Inviting
Bright & Inviting

This is only one of the myriad restaurants located in the small Galleria area bounded by San Felipe Road, Post Oak Boulevard, Westheimer, and Fountain View Drive which includes, but is not limited to: Crescent City Beignets (now open at 5885 San Felipe, near H-E-B), Pronto Cucinino, La Madeleine, H-E-B’s Table 57, Dish Society, Adair’s, Ciao Bello, Pesca, Rise (soon to come), RDG, La Table, Masraff’s, Maggiano’s, Caracol, Piatto Ristorante, Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse, Grand Lux, Peli Peli, Oceanaire Seafood Room, and all the many, many Galleria offerings.

Fresh Italian Parsley, Thyme, and Pesto Basil Greet Diners

We drove down the miles of offerings of unique healthful “mocktails” like Matcha Horchata, Pomegranate Lemonade, and Kale-Ade and opened with this simple refresher:

Refreshing Green Tea
Edamame in Truffle Oil
Edamame Dumplings in White Truffle Oil

The find of the day was the Carmelized Onion Tart. With the unique mingling of smoked garlic, fig and Gorgonzola, it was cut into four pieces and though we always split, there just weren’t enough!

Carmelized Onion Tart
Carmelized Onion Tart

Our entrees were healthy and delicious, served piping hot and with a smile.

Stir-Fried Beef Teriyaki

Red Chili Shrimp, with Gai Lan, Spinach and Sesame Noodles

Red Chili Shrimp With Gai Lan
Red Chili Shrimp With Gai Lan

We wrapped up all of our clean eating with the Spiced Apple and Goji Berry Crisp served with a very healthy scoop of ice cream,  Espresso and Cappuccino.

Spiced Apple and Goji Berry Crisp

We strolled (rolled) on to spend some time in patio lounge chairs as we watched the sunset over the many new Galleria buildings – a lovely ending to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration of “eating of the greens”!


1700 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77057

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