2017 | Dine

True Food Kitchen Plans To Open in Bethesda in June

Health-focused restaurant will occupy space on ground floor of Solaire apartment building

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True Food Kitchen in Bethesda.

Joe Zimmermann

True Food Kitchen, which serves a rotating menu of healthy food items, plans to open its Bethesda restaurant in late spring.

The restaurant, which will occupy a 6,400-square-foot space beneath the Solaire Bethesda luxury apartments on 7100 Wisconsin Ave., looks to open June 14, according to a press release from Washington Property Company, the building’s developer.

True Food Kitchen has 17 restaurants nationally, including one in Fairfax, Virginia, that opened in 2014. The restaurant puts an emphasis on healthy dishes, and offers gluten-free, organic, vegetarian and vegan options. Its menu, which rotates seasonally, includes a spaghetti squash casserole and a quinoa burger, as well as pizzas and salads, according to the restaurant’s website.

Daryl South, a senior vice president for Washington Property Company, wrote in a statement that True Food Kitchen will be a particularly good fit for Bethesda because of the area’s “discerning and health-conscious residents,” noting the frequent bike use in the area and the nearby National Institutes of Health campus.

The Bethesda restaurant will include an outdoor patio with seating for about 30 people, according to the release. The interior will be furnished with many eco-friendly and recycled materials, including reclaimed wood floors and chairs made of recycled soda bottles.

Solaire Bethesda opened in October. The $60 million, 12-story building has 139 apartments and a two-story parking garage.