Oprah just invested in a health-centric restaurant chain that’s poised to grow across America. See what it’s like to eat there.

Oprah Winfrey is now an investor in True Food Kitchen.

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Oprah Winfrey is now an investor in True Food Kitchen.
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  • Oprah Winfrey just invested in True Food Kitchen, a health-food-focused restaurant chain with 23 locations in 10 states.
  • She will be joining the brand’s board of directors and helping it with its national expansion.
  • True Food Kitchen is focused on serving food that both tastes good and is health-centric. See what it’s like to eat there.

True Food Kitchen, a restaurant chain with 23 locations in 10 states, is poised to grow across the United States – with the help of none other than Oprah Winfrey.

The West Coast-based health-food chain announced Wednesday that Winfrey has committed to an equity investment in the company. She will also be joining the chain’s board of directors and work with its leadership team on its national growth and marketing.

“I love bringing people together over a good meal,” Winfrey said in a press release about the investment. “When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team’s passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be a part of the company’s future.”

True Food Kitchen’s focus is on healthy, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients, and there are many vegan and vegetarian options.

True Food Kitchen CEO Christine Barone, who was previously an executive at Starbucks, said in a press release: “When Ms. Winfrey and I first sat down to discuss her potential investment, I was impressed by her genuine passion for the intention behind True Food. My hope is that her passion and investment will continue to develop our growing brand and allow even more guests to experience a better way of eating.”

See what it’s like to eat at True Food Kitchen:


The West Coast-based True Food Kitchen is a restaurant chain focused on healthy, seasonal options.


It was cofounded by Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox, who wanted to create food that both tastes good and is good for you.


Right now, there are 23 True Food Kitchen locations across 10 states. But with the help of Oprah Winfrey, the chain plans to expand even further.


The menu is huge and changes seasonally. It has a ton of options that are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Prices range from around $7 for starters and small plates to $25 for entrees.


The restaurants themselves are totally Instagram-worthy.


True Food Kitchen uses ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, black rice, lavender, and berries to make its dishes, like this tomato and watermelon salad.


It also serves dishes like the Ancient Foods Plate, made with sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow peas, portobello mushrooms, avocado, and hemp seeds.


It has breakfast options like pancakes and omelets …


… and desserts like chocolate cake and ice cream, many of which are vegan.


True Food Kitchen does happy hour every day, serving signature drinks like a lemongrass margarita and a Thai grapefruit martini.

Birthday drinks and dinner with Howard ???? #bourbon #strawberrysmash #happyhour #truefoods

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It also sell juice cleanses from Juby True.


You can take free yoga classes in the restaurants …


… or rent out a private room for parties.


As part of its expansion, True Food Kitchen plans on opening in new markets on the East Coast, including in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina.