Lyfe Kitchen just brought its delicious food to Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, CO – located just a few miles from my house. I took my family in to see what we could discover at this much-talked about restaurant.
The restaurant is located inside the mall, and you could see the restaurant’s logo from the parking lot. I made the mistake of going to the mall on the day Apple released its new iPhone 6 – so the line to the Apple store wreaked havoc on the parking lot just outside of Lyfe Kitchen, but we finally managed to snag a parking spot in a nearby lot.
When you enter Lyfe Kitchen, you feel quite California posh. There restaurant is bright and airy; it feels healthy the minute you walk in with signs telling you that they use only organic foods, grass fed meats, and fresh spices grown in-store. Plus, everything is under 600 calories.
I ordered a Cucumber Mint Lyfe water (there are no soft drinks at Lyfe Kitchen, just flavored waters, smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, teas and coffees) and the Pizzadillawich (gluten free, of course). It’s evident that Lyfe Kitchen cares about feeding people with allergies. It had a clearly marked, separate gluten-free menu, as well as a menu clearly marked vegetarian & vegan.
First the Cucumber Mint water arrived. It was almost too beautiful to drink and most certainly it was delicious. I wanted more!
Then the Pizzadillawich arrived. It’s a folded pizza stuffed with eggplant, peppers, onions, goat cheese mozzarella, basil, served with pomodoro dunking sauce. I really enjoyed it. The bread didn’t taste gluten free (which is a sign that it’s good), and the vegetables were perfectly caramelized and oh so yummy. Notice the clearly marked tag on my plate “GF” – I knew this dish was prepared GF without having to ask!
My kids ordered gluten-full items off the kids menu. My son loved the Child’s Fish Tacos – he was still hungry and could have used a bit more food. My daughter didn’t like the Child’s Unfried Chicken Strips. She said it tasted bland (and my mom confirmed it was bland too).
My biggest complaint about Lyfe Kitchen is that the portions are small for the price. By 3:00 pm, my kids were starving and I had to stop at Subway to feed them a second lunch. Personally, I enjoyed every bite of my Pizzadillawich and every sip of my Cucumber Mint water. Of course I could have used a bit more food to last me until dinner, but all in all it’s a great light lunch option for the gluten free community in Denver.