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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!

DINE-IN: Make a Reservation      TO-GO SERVICE: Order Online

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.

Make a Reservation

BREAKFAST

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

Fresh Start Oatmeal
Bowl of creamy oatmeal, flavored with brown sugar, and topped with fresh blueberries and almonds.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
A short stack (3), or full stack (5), of our fluffy lemon and Ricotta cheese pancakes topped with blueberry compote and fresh berries. Served with house-made syrup.  (Vegetarian)

Avocado Toast
Avocado and house-made Ricotta cheese on toasted Sourdough bread and topped with basil. Served with two eggs any style.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian)

Breakfast Sandwich
Biscuit with two scrambled eggs, Gouda cheese, bacon, avocado, tomato, and garlic aioli. Served with crispy potatoes.

Chilaquiles Rojos
Fried corn tortilla strips tossed in a tomato and guajillo chile sauce and topped with queso blanco, corn, avocado, Fresno peppers, crema, cilantro, and two fried eggs.  (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Sunrise Special
Two eggs, any style, house-made sausage, and crispy potatoes. Served with Sourdough toast.

SIDES

Eggs  |  Fresh Fruit  |  Yogurt Parfait  |  Toast  |  Pancakes  |  Oatmeal  |  Bacon  |  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.

Make a Reservation

BRUNCH

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

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
A short stack (3), or full stack (5), of our fluffy lemon and Ricotta cheese pancakes topped with blueberry compote and fresh berries. Served with house-made syrup.  (Vegetarian)

Avocado Toast
Avocado and house-made Ricotta cheese on toasted Sourdough bread and topped with basil. Served with two eggs any style.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian)

Breakfast Sandwich
Biscuit with two scrambled eggs, Gouda cheese, bacon, avocado, tomato, and garlic aioli. Served with crispy potatoes.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Grilled zucchini and yellow squash, roasted red peppers, and arugula layered with whipped Ricotta cheese and basil pesto on house-made Focaccia bread.  (Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Summer Burger
6 oz patty topped with fried onions, Gouda cheese, summer greens, tomato jam, mustard, and garlic aioli on a house-made Brioche Bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Grilled Onglet
Grilled Hanger steak cooked medium rare and topped with Italian-style salsa verde and served with a warm summer vegetable salad.  (Gluten-Free)

Melon Gazpacho
Refreshing summer melon and cucumber soup, topped with cucumber mint relish and Harissa infused olive oil. Served cold.  (Lighter-fare, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Melon Salad
Fresh melon mixed with Arugula, basil, and Prosciutto and topped with Balsamic vinegar.  (Lighter-fare, Gluten-Free)

Tomato Salad
Tomatoes, Arugula, and whipped Ricotta cheese tossed in a basil pesto vinaigrette. Served with grilled Sourdough.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Chopped Salad
Summer greens tossed in a lime cumin vinaigrette and topped with grilled Hanger steak, charred corn, roasted red peppers, grilled squash and green onions, queso blanco, and fried tortilla strips.  (Lighter-fare)

Corn Risotto
Creamy Carnaroli rice with fresh corn and Parmesan cheese, topped with basil pesto.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Contains Nuts)

SIDES

Eggs  |  Fresh Fruit  |  Yogurt Parfait  |  Toast  |  Pancakes  |  Bacon  |  Sausage  |  Crispy Potatoes
Cup of Soup  |  Chopped Salad  |  Tomato Salad  | Panzanella  |  Warm Vegetable Salad  |  Melon Salad

KIDS

Blueberry Pancakes | Breakfast Sandwich | Slider

DESSERTS

Ricotta Cheesecake
Ricotta cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce and Balsamic vinegar, topped with basil.  (Vegetarian)

Berry Crostata
Free-form pie filled with strawberries, blueberries, and almonds, topped with powdered sugar and vanilla cream.  (Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

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.

Melon Gazpacho
Refreshing summer melon and cucumber soup, topped with cucumber mint relish and Harissa infused olive oil. Served cold.  (Lighter-fare, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Melon Salad
Fresh melon mixed with Arugula, basil, and Prosciutto and topped with Balsamic vinegar.  (Lighter-fare, Gluten-Free)

Tomato Salad
Tomatoes, Arugula, and whipped Ricotta cheese tossed in a basil pesto vinaigrette. Served with grilled Sourdough.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Chopped Salad
Summer greens tossed in a lime cumin vinaigrette and topped with grilled Hanger steak, charred corn, roasted red peppers, grilled squash and green onions, queso blanco, and fried tortilla strips.  (Lighter-fare)

Corn Risotto
Creamy Carnaroli rice with fresh corn and Parmesan cheese, topped with basil pesto.  (Lighter-fare, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Contains Nuts)

Summer Flat Bread
Flat bread topped with bechamel, Prosciutto, Arugula, corn, house-made Ricotta cheese, Gouda cheese and basil.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Grilled zucchini and yellow squash, roasted red peppers, and arugula layered with whipped Ricotta cheese and basil pesto on house-made Focaccia bread.  (Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

Summer Burger
6 oz patty topped with fried onions, Gouda cheese, summer greens, tomato jam, mustard, and garlic aioli on a house-made Brioche Bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Tuscan Chicken
Marinated chicken thighs crisped in a cast iron skillet and topped with Italian-style salsa verde. Served with a bread and tomato Panzanella salad.

Grilled Onglet
Grilled Hanger steak cooked medium rare and topped with Italian-style salsa verde and served with a warm summer vegetable salad.  (Gluten-Free)

Drunken Noodles
Chicken, rice noodles, bell peppers, zucchini, and scallions tossed in a spicy chili sauce and topped with fresh basil and mint.  (Vegetarian Option, Gluten-Free)

SIDES

Cup of Soup  |  Chopped Salad  |  Tomato Salad  |  Panzanella
Warm Vegetable Salad  |  Melon Salad  |  Fresh Fruit  | Crispy Potatoes

KIDS

Flat Bread | Slider | Tuscan Chicken

DESSERTS

Ricotta Cheesecake
Ricotta cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce and Balsamic vinegar, topped with basil.  (Vegetarian)

Berry Crostata
Free-form pie filled with strawberries, blueberries, and almonds, topped with powdered sugar and vanilla cream.  (Vegetarian, Contains Nuts)

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 and online to-go ordering.

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.