I don’t get excited about food or restaurants in Palo Alto very often. Yes, my favorite sandwich place of all time is in Palo Alto (The Village Cheesehouse) and there is delicious Greek food at Evvia. Overall, I feel like the food scene in the Peninsula is really subpar compared to San Francisco. So when my friend Amy sent me an article about LYFE Kitchen at 167 N. Hamilton Ave., I was intrigued. The menu was developed by Top Chef Master Art Smith and vegan chef Tal Ronnen. LYFE Kitchen (Love Your Food Everyday) advertises no genetically modified food, no additives and nothing processed food all under 600 calories. I am not a nutritionist so I can’t fairly analyze how “healthy” everything on the menu is. I can judge taste though!
In lieu of probably sounding a little crazy, I ate at LYFE Kitchen three times this week– once for dinner, once for lunch and once for breakfast (all different days, I swear!). I just happened to be in Palo Alto a lot this week (it’s atypical) and there were a lot of things on the menu that I wanted to try. The restaurant is super casual; you order from a counter and then servers bring your food.