Often times I’ve thought to myself, I wish there was a coffee shop where I could sit down, get something healthy to eat and do my work. Well, my prayers have been answered now that Origin Natural Food is open on McKinney Avenue.
As soon as I walked in, I knew I was going to feel at home with the friendly people, the inviting atmosphere, the black and white photos of Dallas landmarks adorning the walls and even better the refrigerators full of healthy food options. Yes you heard me…healthy food! Finally, somewhere to eat healthy and drink coffee– two of my favorite things in the world!! (and even better their coffee is from Oakcliff Coffee Roasters) The idea behind Origin Natural Food is really something special, with their goal being to promote a healthy lifestyle, by eating REAL food. Forget about all those nasty preservatives and fake food imitations because their food, prepared by their Chef Jeff Smith, is gluten free, dairy free, preservative free, grass-fed and free range. They only use coconut oil and olive oil, all sauces are made of pureed vegetables and fruits. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner to take away or to eat in, as you sip on a warm cup of coffee.
Each item on the menu is original, from the No Pasta, Pasta made of zucchini noodles, an heirloom tomato reduction and vegetable medley to the Pumpkin Crusted Salmon. For breakfast, pick up an Origin Breakfast– a grilled portobello with, bacon wrapped asparagus, sliced Tomato and a poached egg with hollandaise. Or get my favorite, Jess’ Special. Just think to yourself…egg whites, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond butter and banana all blended together into an amazing breakfast concoction like you have never tasted before. You can taste the delicious banana and almond butter with every bite and you would never even believe that you are eating egg whites. It may sound a bit strange but it is unbelievably good. I had to grab one as I sat there and heard how much everyone else in the room was raving about it.
Looking to pick up a salad? They also offer an assortment of salads like a Kale salad with apples, dried cranberries, pecans and a sugar free lemon vinaigrette dressing that tastes like lemonade. YUM! I mean lets be real, we all know what makes a salad good—the dressing—and this one is out of this world! If this isn’t enough to make you want to try Origin Natural Food, I don’t know what is– just get yourself on over and enjoy. I did.
Often times I’ve thought to myself, I wish there was a coffee shop where I could sit down, get something healthy to eat and do my work. Well, my prayers have been answered now that Origin Natural Food is open on McKinney Avenue. As soon as I walked in, I knew I was going to…Read More