Fork & Lean
Based out of Kitchen Collective
811 King Street East
Find them at the I Heart Beer Festival this weekend!
Whether co owner John-Michael is focusing on firefighting, law, or culinary – it seems like all his ventures focus on making a difference in the community…and aren’t we lucky that he (along with Co-owner Chadwick!) has now settled on Fork and Lean, because it’s delicious!
Based out of the cooperative kitchen, Kitchen Collective, Fork and Lean aims to bring inexpensive, healthy food to the masses…something to match every diet! There’s no added sodium, gluten or dairy added to their food. Basically, if you’re on a diet or have a need to eat healthy – this is your go to. If you’re not on a diet, who cares because this food is still tasty!
Choose from their menu items on their site (quite a few to choose from!), they’ll make it to order at Kitchen Collective and then you can go pick it up on their set pick up days. Super simple and no need to go to that drive thru window!
When I visited Fork + Lean,I tried their Turkey Meat’Ballin Penne, courtesy of John-Michael!: brown rice penne, turkey meatballs, signature roasted tomato sauce, signature spinach and basil pesto, leeks.
Now some people think of healthy meals as having no flavour, boring…etc. This was SO not the case with this dish. It was super flavourful, garlicky and herby, with the leeks giving an extra little boost. And I couldn’t believe how well-sized this portion was, especially at only 7.99. It actually gave me, and one other person, a lunch. Though all the nutritional details are listed online – so you can decide what the right size is for you.
I can’t wait to try more of their meals, and luckily they’ll be at this weekend’s I Heart Beer Festival (www.iheartbeer.ca) with two new food items! Make sure to get your tickets at https://www.bruha.com/event/479
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