Restaurant Review: Kale and Clover Mindful Kitchen- Phoenix, AZ

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As a health- conscious diner, it takes a lot of effort to find a place to eat that has even just 1 or 2 healthy meal options.

Options that are not salad that is.

Kale and Clover offers a fresh and flavorful menu full of healthy dining options (including veggie and gluten-free options by the board-ful). From tacos and sandwiches to smoothies and bowls, this place has just about every genre of food for your healthy palette.

And may I say, the salads are actually quite lovely.

Kale and Clover Salad, with chicken.

Kale and Clover Salad, with chicken.

Speaking of salads, I thoroughly enjoyed the namesake Kale & Clover salad. This salad has the perfect balance of earthy and sweet, with crisp kale, celery, and almonds refreshingly paired with apples and golden raisins (my favorite secret ingredient, by the way). The photo here shows the salad as a friend ordered it (with added chicken) but this is definitely filling enough on its own.

The Avocado Summer Rolls are listed as an appetizer but easily could have been lunch for me. Creamy avocado wrapped up with sweet, pickled veggies and served a spicy house-made chile sauce- they are a must have. Sorry, no photo of those but I guess you'll just have to go and see them for yourself.

The Tofu Thai Curry is robust and flavorful with a wonderfully silky texture. And the best part: THE TOFU IS NOT FRIED.

Mini-happy dance.

Faux Pho

Faux Pho

The Zucchini Panini was quite savory, with an herb-y pesto and smokey provolone cheese. But beware- this is probably an "I'm choosing to indulge today" entree, rather than everyday fare!

Though there's not currently a "kids menu" per se, don't let that stop you. My preschool-aged son devoured his hearty bowl of Faux Pho soup (sans chilies, of course). We were joined by another toddler-aged child who was up to her chubby little elbows in the Super Seed Hummus and Veggies.

Super Seed Hummus and Veggies

Super Seed Hummus and Veggies

You won't go hungry at Kale and Clover- the portions are more than adequate. And there are so many great options to try whether you're herbie or omni- I recommend going with a lunch date and splitting a couple of entrees. You'll be glad you did!

Have you visited Kale and Clover? Tell me about your experience!

Kale and Clover is located at 20511 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255