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Come Eat with Us

Please join us at Taste Community Restaurant.  We have saved a seat just for you, and every detail is being organized so you feel right at home.  We want to meet you and meet your needs in a personal and meaningful way.  Whether that is a meal, or a friendly face, we hope to see you soon!

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How it Works

Our menu has no prices, not because we’re fancy, but because we ask guests to pay-what-you-can.  Those in need and those wanting to help are not segregated, in order to create an environment that is approachable and refreshing.  Guests can do one of the following:

  1. Pay what you can afford, or

  2. Pay what you would typically pay, or

  3. Pay what you would typically, plus a little extra.

Our Breakfast Menu 

Breakfast is served Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am.  Reservations are not required, but recommended.  Our menu is a mix of healthy and hearty meals to accommodate the foodies in the neighborhood while also remembering this may be the only meal some of our guests eat all day.

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BREAKFAST

Served Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 11:00am.

Fresh Start Oatmeal
Bowl of creamy oatmeal flavored with brown sugar and topped with cranberries and toasted walnuts. (Lighter-Fare, Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Pumpkin Pancakes
A short stack (3) or full stack (5), of our fluffy spiced pumpkin pancakes topped with cranberries and toasted walnuts. (Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Breakfast Sandwich
House-made sausage topped with scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, and apple butter on a soft hoagie roll. Served with crispy potatoes.

Sausage and Kale Omelet
Three egg omelet filled with house-made sausage, Tuscan kale, mushrooms, and cheese. Served with Fall Greens Salad. (Vegetarian Option Available, Lighter-Fare)

Fall Breakfast Hash
Our crispy potatoes sauteed with cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, and Tuscan kale topped with two fried eggs, herb yogurt sauce, and green onions. (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Sunrise Special
Two eggs any way, house-made breakfast sausage, and crispy potatoes. (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

SIDES

Eggs | Fresh Fruit | Yogurt Parfait | Toast | Side Pancakes | Cup of Oatmeal | Side Sausage | Crispy Potatoes

 DRINKS

Sodas

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, and Sprite

Premium Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Homemade Lemonade

 

Vandervoort’s Milk

Vandervoort’s Orange Juice

Apple Juice

Pour Over Coffee

Hot Tea

Our Brunch Menu 

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Reservations are not required, but recommended.  Our menu is a mix of healthy and hearty meals to accommodate the foodies in the neighborhood while also remembering this may be the only meal some of our guests eat all day.

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BRUNCH

Served Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm.

SOUPS & SALADS

Fall Greens Salad
Mixed greens, fresh apples, red onion, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts tossed in a house-made apple vinaigrette. Topped with grilled chicken breast. (Lighter-Fare, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts)

Sweet Potato & Apple Soup
A bowl of our Indian-spiced soup of pureed sweet potatoes and fresh apples topped with cranberry gremolada. (Lighter-Fare, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Pasta Fagioli
Soup of pasta, white beans, tomatoes, escarole, onions, fennel, and pancetta in a flavorful broth. Served with crostini. (Lighter-Fare, Dairy Free)

HANDHELDS

Breakfast Sandwich
House-made sausage topped with scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, and apple butter on a soft hoagie roll. Served with crispy potatoes.

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, grapes, celery, and toasted walnuts mixed with creamy dressing topped with lettuce and tomato on sourdough bread. Served with crispy potatoes. (Contains Nuts)

Mushroom Burger
All-beef patty topped with grilled mushrooms and white cheddar cheese, house-made mustard, and garlic aioli on a toasted brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

FORK AND KNIFE

Sausage and Kale Omelet
Three egg omelet filled with house-made sausage, Tuscan kale, mushrooms, and cheese. Served with Fall Greens Salad. (Vegetarian Option Available, Lighter-Fare)

Fall Breakfast Hash
Our crispy potatoes sauteed with cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, and Tuscan kale topped with two fried eggs, herb yogurt sauce, and green onions. (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Grilled Chicken and Farro
Grilled chicken breast served with warm farro tossed with Tuscan kale, grapes, and toasted walnuts topped with balsamic glaze and fresh
green onions. (Lighter-Fare, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts)

Sautéed Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes sautéed with apples, Tuscan kale, and dried cranberries, topped herb yogurt sauce and green onions. Served
with grilled shrimp. (Lighter-Fare, Gluten Free)

SIDES

Eggs  |  Fresh Fruit  |  Toast  |  Yogurt Parfait  |  Side Sausage  |  Crispy Potatoes
Cup of Soup  |  Side Salad  |  Farro Salad  |  Seasonal Vegetables

KIDS

Your Choice
Children and adults can choose a half portion of any of our selections.

DESSERTS

Pumpkin Mousse
Pumpkin spiced mousse topped with whipped cream and shortbread crumble. (Vegetarian)

French Apple Cake
Butter rum cake filled with sweet apples and dusted with powdered sugar. (Vegetarian)

DRINKS

Sodas

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, and Sprite

Premium Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Homemade Lemonade

 

Vandervoort’s Milk

Vandervoort’s Orange Juice

Apple Juice

Pour Over Coffee

Hot Tea

Our Lunch Menu 

Lunch is served Tuesday thru Friday.  Reservations are not required, but recommended.  Our limited menu is a mix of healthy and hearty meals to accommodate the foodies in the neighborhood while also remembering this may be the only meal some of our guests eat all day.

Make a Reservation

LUNCH

Served Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm.

SOUPS & SALADS

Fall Greens Salad
Mixed greens, fresh apples, red onion, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts tossed in a house-made apple vinaigrette. Topped with grilled chicken breast. (Lighter-Fare, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts)

Sweet Potato & Apple Soup
A bowl of our Indian-spiced soup of pureed sweet potatoes and fresh apples topped with cranberry gremolada. (Lighter-Fare, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Pasta Fagioli
Soup of pasta, white beans, tomatoes, escarole, onions, fennel, and pancetta in a flavorful broth. Served with crostini. (Lighter-Fare, Dairy Free)

HANDHELDS

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, grapes, celery, and toasted walnuts mixed with creamy dressing topped with lettuce and tomato on sourdough bread. Served with crispy potatoes. (Contains Nuts)

Mushroom Burger
All-beef patty topped with grilled mushrooms and white cheddar cheese, house-made mustard, and garlic aioli on a toasted brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich
House-made Italian pork sausage topped with white cheddar cheese, Tuscan kale, roasted red pepper and onion agrodulce, and garlic aioli on a toasted hoagie roll. Served with crispy potatoes.

FORK & KNIFE

Grilled Chicken and Farro
Grilled chicken breast served with warm farro tossed with Tuscan kale, grapes, and toasted walnuts topped with balsamic glaze and fresh
green onions. (Lighter-Fare, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts)

Sautéed Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes sautéed with apples, Tuscan kale, and dried cranberries, topped herb yogurt sauce and green onions. Served
with grilled shrimp. (Lighter-Fare, Gluten Free)

Pumpkin Curry
Thai red curry, mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, and green beans in a pumpkin and coconut broth and topped with fresh
herbs. Served with jasmine rice. (Lighter-Fare, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts)

Sausage and Mushroom Pasta
House-made sausage and sauteed mushrooms tossed with rigatoni pasta and topped with pecorino romano cheese, breadcrumbs, and
fresh herbs.

SIDES

Cup of Soup  |  Side Salad  |  Faro Salad
Seasonal Vegetables  |  Fresh Fruit  | Crispy Potatoes

KIDS

Your Choice
Children and adults can choose a half portion of any of our selections.

DESSERTS

Pumpkin Mousse
Pumpkin spiced mousse topped with whipped cream and shortbread crumble. (Vegetarian)

French Apple Cake
Butter rum cake filled with sweet apples and dusted with powdered sugar. (Vegetarian)

DRINKS

Sodas

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, and Sprite

Premium Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Homemade Lemonade

 

Vandervoort’s Milk

Vandervoort’s Orange Juice

Apple Juice

Pour Over Coffee

Hot Tea

 

Hours and Location

We are open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm for dine-in service.

We will be closed Independence Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Parking Information

Our facility is zoned for street parking only.  All available parking is street parking.  The map below can guide you to the best areas to park.  The city is actively re-working parking in the area, please follow all street signs upon arrival.

Q: What is the difference between pay-what-you-can and pay-what-you-want business models

A: The pay-what-you-can business model focuses on providing goods or services to folks in need by relying on the generosity of those who are enjoying the same type of goods or services.  Customers pay what they can afford if in need, pay what they would typically pay if not in need, or pay a little extra to help someone in need.  Typically, customers mentally determine what they will pay before goods or services have been performed.

In contrast, pay-what-you-want asks customers to pay what they determine the value of the product or service is worth to them, typically after the services have been performed.

Q: Is Taste Community Restaurant like Potager Café in Arlington, Texas? 

A: Potager’s Café was focused on a pay-what-you-want concept to educate the community about where their food comes from.  Owner Cynthia Chippindale asked patrons to “ask for only as much as you can eat, and pay what you feel it was worth.”

Potager Café closed on October 31, 2015.  The building was crumbling and in disrepair.  According to owner Cynthia Chippindale, “it was no longer a safe place for my friends to gather for some genuine food and friendship”.

Q: Do you accept food and produce donations?

A: Taste Project purchases and negotiates all food and produce served inside Taste Community Restaurant.  Our goal is to end hunger in our community.  Which is why we don’t want to dilute or divert donations originally intended for the Food Bank.  Accepting donations would shift resources from the Food Bank versus creating additional solutions to end hunger.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank and the North Texas Food Bank are phenomenal organizations also working to solve hunger in our community.  Please direct all food and produce donations here.

Q: What if people take advantage of the pay-what-you-can model?

A:  Our point of sale system at Taste Community Restaurant is focused on removing any guilt and shame someone in need may face when they come to eat.  But this also makes it difficult to spot abuse.  We are focused on not letting these concerns keep us from helping those in need.

There are 60 nonprofit cafes across the country, and many combat abuse with education.  A solid education plan of the pay-what-you-can model is essential to ensuring people in our community who need help can get help; and people in our community who want to help can help.  And together, the community ensures the long-term success of Taste Community Restaurant.

Q: Do you have vegetarian options on your menu?

A: Our menu is flexible and will change as often as the seasons.  Chef Jeff works hard to focus on local and seasonal ingredients to keep food costs low and food quality high.  Even as the menu changes, we are committed to always have vegetarian options for our guests.

Q: Do you serve alcohol?

A: We do not serve alcohol; however, we intend to offer BYOB service when we open for dinner.

Q: When will you open for dinner?

A:  80% of our team at Taste Community Restaurant is volunteers.  As we scale the pay-what-you-can model, our only limitation to dinner service is the availability of volunteers.  We would love to set a date for dinner service, but this will be up to the community.  You can help expedite our timeline to dinner service by signing up to volunteer.

 Become a Taste Bud

Q: Is there outdoor and patio seating?

A: Indeed!  The outdoor patio at Taste Community Restaurant is now open!  This space doubles the restaurant’s limited occupancy by providing an additional 8 dining tables each spaced 6 feet apart.  We want to be sure everyone in our community has a place to go for a healthy meal.  With the current health and economic crisis, food insecurity is on the rise.  Making space for our community allows us to feed, educate, and serve more people, so they may ‘…taste and see the Lord is good’ (Psalm 34:8).”

Our design also includes planters to support an herb garden for use in the restaurant.  We are looking for donations to complete the garden.  You can help make Taste Community Garden a reality, by donating today.

 Donate Today!

If you have a question of your own, don’t hesitate to ask.  You can contact us here.