Taste Community Restaurant launches its new spring menu today. With more produce than ever before, this menu is marked by its lighter, fresher fare. Dishes include Spring Hash and Eggs, Caprese Salad, Tabbouleh, Nicoise Salad, Banh Mi, a lighter and leaner bison burger, and many other new selections.
“With spring comes a freshness and renewal,” says Chef Jeff Williams, Founder and Executive Director. “And I am excited for our community to taste and see the freshness that spring brings.”
While seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, this feat is particularly inspiring given this nonprofit restaurant operates with a staff consisting mostly of volunteers. Nearly 400 volunteer hours went into the planning, documenting, testing, vetting, and refining of this spring’s menu. And the same staff consisting mostly of volunteers will serve it up to our community all season long!
“I was a seed planted here nearly two years ago; and I love building my community here,” says Elizabeth McCarthy, board member and Taste Bud (aka volunteer) who has served over 1,000 volunteer hours with Taste Project. “But I also want to challenge my neighbors to come be a part of building our community as well! There is always space for you here!”
Over 65,000 people have dined at Taste Community Restaurant, the first project of the Taste Project organization. It is designed to help feed, educate, and serve Tarrant County’s food insecure population, a total of 16.6 percent of Tarrant County’s overall community (Feeding America).
Taste’s solution is a fresh and healthy pay-what-you-can restaurant where everyone in the community regardless of financial means can enjoy a healthy, high quality meal, made from seasonal ingredients from the surrounding area. The menu has no prices. Guests are asked to:
- Pay what you can afford;
- Pay what you would typically pay; or
- Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra to help a neighbor in need.
“Fantastic food accompanied by an amazing cause,” says Kelci Cox, Taste Community Restaurant Guest. “The spring menu has something for everyone!”
“Wonderful food, so many choices; but any [one] you make is the right one!” Says Christina Hadsell, Taste Community Restaurant Guest. “Inviting atmosphere that has you planning a return visit before you have even tasted dessert!”
Taste Project encourages all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to come be a part of building their community through Taste Community Restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are served Tuesday thru Friday from 7am – 2pm; and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm.
Volunteer opportunities exist Tuesday thru Sunday in various 3 hour shifts starting as early as 6am with our last shift from 12pm – 3pm.
Fort Worth has many fantastic restaurants to choose from; but Taste Project invites you to do more than dine. Will you please be planted here?
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday – Friday (7:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 2:00pm)
(Closed on Mondays)
About Taste Project
Taste Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8. We believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food. Our vision is to see our community become the solution to the challenges our community faces as it relates to hunger. Our first project, Taste Community Restaurant at 1200 South Main Street in Fort Worth, focuses on healthy, quality meals made from fresh ingredients. Our menu has no prices. This is a give and take concept. We ask guests to do one of the following: 1) pay what you can afford, 2) pay what you would typically pay, or 3) pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra. To learn more, visit us at www.tasteproject.org or find us on Facebook.