Tuesday, November 12, 2013

True Food, Nyack, NY

Just over the border as we drove from Connecticut to New York, we discovered a cute little cafe called True Food.  As we drove through the quaint town of Nyack, we also drove by a Peruvian vegan cafe and had to wonder how many vegan joints this little town had. It was late on a Sunday and we were just looking for a quick, healthy meal so this seemed like the best option.

True Food's logo states "real food, real good." Their mission is to offer delicious, fresh wholesome dishes, salads, sandwiches, soups, entrees and baked goods…all organic and at affordable prices.  I like that. Although they are all vegetarian, there aren't as many vegan options as one might like, but the burgers sounded so good, we just decided to order both flavors.

The cafe is relatively small and has some hot food served deli-style along with salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot wraps, soups, and entrees. They offer lots of snacks and fresh baked goods including vegan and gluten-free options. They also offer an array of packaged salads in the cooler against the wall. I grabbed a Bruce Cost Pomegranate Hibiscus Ginger Ale and took a seat by the window.

Zach and I grabbed an Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho from the cooler and started with that. It was loaded with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, red onions, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon, salt, and black pepper.  We both liked the soup just fine, but felt like it was missing something. We added salt and pepper and it improved the taste.

For our entrees, we ordered both burgers. The sweet potato quinoa burger was Zach's favorite. It was made with sweet potatoes, quinoa, ginger, onion, cayenne, bread crumbs, garlic, olive oil, and salt. It tasted very fresh and homemade like just sweet potatoes and quinoa smashed into a patty, but it was also missing something like more spices or herbs. It was served on this great toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, and cabbage.

My favorite was the kale pecan burger made of kale, pecans, couscous, ginger, onion, bread crumbs, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Again, homemade taste, but lacking a little flavor.  We topped it with some of the hot sauce on the table. The burgers were soft and tended to crumble and fall out of the slightly too small bun. But, all in all, we really liked them and were glad to find some healthy food on our way home.

When we left, we took a look at the vegan scones, but decided to leave with the German Sourdough bread. It tasted so moist, salty, and fresh that I just couldn't resist buying a whole loaf.

True Food is a great option if you find yourself in upstate New York near White Plains. You'll find fresh, healthy options in an inviting atmosphere.

True Food
166 Main Street
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 480-5710

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1 comment:

  1. fake food . worked there. food sits out all day. not organic.