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Nutrition-conscious Buckhead spot’s menu is just what the doctor ordered

The creamy tomato and fennel soup at True Food Kitchen is good, and good for you.
The creamy tomato and fennel soup at True Food Kitchen is good, and good for you.

Dish of the Week: Creamy tomato fennel soup at True Food Kitchen

This time of year, the weather frequently is wet and chilly, which means your immune system needs all the help it can get. True Food Kitchen understands this, and has thrown diners a lifeline with a new, immunity-boosting menu that includes a standout creamy tomato and fennel soup.

The first thing you notice about this soup is that they pour it tableside, which is always an elegant touch, even if it technically is unnecessary. The second thing that grabs your attention is the thrumming flavor of the fennel throughout the piquant soup, playing nicely off the acidity of the tomatoes. The fennel is the key to the immunity-boosting claims of the soup, thanks to high levels of fiber and vitamin C, but the complexity of flavor it adds is a much more immediate benefit.

In the interest of managing expectations, it’s important to note that this is a pretty basic tomato soup, but it really grows on you. Even if the first spoonful doesn’t blow you away, this is the kind of soup you can’t stop eating, and, when the bowl is empty, you wish there had been more. Hey, it’s a free country — just ask your server to pour you another.

True Food Kitchen. 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-481-2980, truefoodkitchen.com/atlanta.

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