In hindsight, I should have realized this sooner, since the name of the restaurant does have the word “righteous” in the title. Turns out, “righteous” is just scratching the surface of this West 7th Street treasure.
Tucked away from the more well-known areas of West 7th near Boland Street, Righteous Foods is a hidden gem. In fact, it’s so good that I almost didn’t want to tell anyone else about it. But alas, a restaurant of this caliber deserves to be known.
Here are three reasons why you should check it out:
1. The Mission
The Righteous Foods philosophy is all about nourishment: “Good for the body. Good for the soul. Great to taste. That’s what Eating Righteously is all about,” according to their website. And the restaurant makes good on its promise. With no preservatives, no processed food and no lack of flavor, I felt healthier just breathing the air inside. Featuring organic ingredients, seasonal offerings and a medley of beverages to help you “detox”, Righteous Foods encourages healthy bodies and lifestyles.
2. The Atmosphere
Quaint wooden tables, fresh greenery and light pouring in from numerous windows made me feel like I’d stumbled into The Secret Garden à la 2015. The upbeat background music paled next to the cheerful attitude of my waitress. Service was prompt and personal, and it left me feeling less like a customer and more like a welcomed friend.
3. The Acai Bowl
The acai bowl was emphatically recommended by a hostess at Righteous Foods. Far be it for me to question the suggestion. Less than 10 minutes later, I knew I made the right choice. Topped with a colorful array of blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, as well as their house granola, the acai bowl was refreshing and tangy. Each purple bite was perfectly punctuated by the sweet burst of a berry and the satisfying crunch of granola. The dish alone could have been enough to convince me to come back again.
I left Righteous Foods with a full stomach: not the ‘pop the top button of your pants’ kind, but the ‘wow, I feel good’ kind. The restaurant’s website was right: Righteous Foods served up a dining experience that was “a healthy dose of friggin’ awesome” and, dare I say it, righteously good.
Righteous Foods, 3405 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX 76107. (817) 850-9996. eatrighteously.com