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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 Dine-In Breakfast Menu 

Breakfast is served Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am.  During the COVID-19 limited occupancy, reservations are 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

BREAKFAST

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

Oatmeal
Cooked rolled oats seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar and topped with brown sugar glazed pears, and walnuts.

Pancakes
A full or short stack of buttermilk pancakes, topped with brown sugar, glazed pears, and walnuts. Served with house-made pancake syrup.

Breakfast Sandwich
House-made sausage, two eggs, sharp white cheddar cheese, green onion, Fresno peppers, and garlic aioli on a French roll. Served with hash browns.

Grits and Eggs
Two fried eggs on stone ground white grits with sharp cheddar cheese and topped with arugula with citrus vinaigrette.

Omelet
Three eggs, house-made sausage, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and sharp white cheddar cheese. Served with hash browns.

Sunrise Special
Two eggs, any style, choice of house-made sausage or bacon, and hash browns.

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SIDES

Oatmeal  |  Pancakes  |  Eggs  |  Bacon  |  Sausage  |  Grits  |  Crispy Potatoes  |  Hash Browns  |  Bruleed Grapefruit

 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 Dine-In Brunch Menu 

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  During the COVID-19 limited occupancy, reservations are 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

BRUNCH

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

Stuffed French Toast
House made challah bread, cream cheese and citrus zest filling, topped with a cranberry and orange compote and served with an orange citrus syrup.

Brunch Sandwich
House-made sausage, two eggs, sharp white cheddar cheese, green onion, Fresno peppers, and garlic aioli on a French roll. Served with hash browns.

Pub Burger
7oz. short rib and brisket patty topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, mushroom, onion, house-made Funky Picnic beer mustard, and garlic aioli on a scratch-made brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Mushroom Risotto
Carnaroli rice cooked in vegetable broth with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Topped with sautéed Trumpet and Hen of the woods mushrooms.

Shrimp and Grits
Stone ground white grits with cheddar cheese topped with shrimp sautéed with bacon, celery, green onion, bell pepper, and a spicy butter sauce.

Fennel Chicken and Farro
Fennel seasoned chicken thigh cooked in a fennel butter. Served with a salad of Farro, carrot, olives, Feta cheese, fennel, arugula, and walnut.

SOUPS & SALADS

Citrus Salad
Arugula and watercress, roasted red and gold beets, orange and grapefruit supremes, Feta cheese, and walnuts tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.

White Bean and Kale Soup
Great northern beans, Lacinato kale, onion, carrot, celery, and fennel in a vegetable broth seasoned with Herbs de Provence. Served with crostini.

SIDES

Eggs  |  Sausage  |  Bacon  |  Grits  |  Crispy Potatoes  |  Fresh Fruit  |  Cup of Soup  |  Side Salad  |  Farro Salad  |  Bruleed Grapefruit

KIDS

Breakfast Sandwich | Slider | Fennel Chicken

DESSERTS

Carrot Cake
Carrot cake with sweet cream cheese frosting and walnuts.

Key Lime Tart
Key lime curd topped with Italian meringue and lime zest.

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 Dine-In Lunch Menu 

Lunch is served Tuesday thru Friday.  During the COVID-19 limited occupancy, reservations are 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.

Korean Beef Sandwich
Korean marinated slow braised beef, house-made kimchi, green onion, sesame seeds, and a spicy gochujang sesame sauce on a French roll. Served with crispy potatoes.

Pub Burger
7oz. short rib and brisket patty topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, mushroom, onion, house-made Funky Picnic beer mustard, and garlic aioli on a scratch-made brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Mushroom Risotto
Carnaroli rice cooked in vegetable broth with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Topped with sautéed Trumpet and Hen of the woods mushrooms.

Shrimp and Grits
Stone ground white grits with cheddar cheese topped with shrimp sautéed with bacon, celery, green onion, bell pepper, and a spicy butter sauce.

Fennel Chicken and Farro
Fennel seasoned chicken thigh cooked in a fennel butter. Served with a salad of Farro, carrot, olives, Feta cheese, fennel, arugula, and walnut.

Chili
Chopped Angus beef and red kidney beans with a custom blend of chilis and a splash of beer from Funky Picnic. Topped with sharp cheddar cheese, onion, and sour cream. Served with corn bread.

SOUPS & SALADS

Citrus Salad
Arugula and watercress, roasted red and gold beets, orange and grapefruit supremes, Feta cheese, and walnuts tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.

White Bean and Kale Soup
Great northern beans, Lacinato kale, onion, carrot, celery, and fennel in a vegetable broth seasoned with Herbs de Provence. Served with crostini.

SIDES

Cup of Soup  |  Side Salad  |  Farro Salad  |  Bruleed Grapefruit  |  Fresh Fruit  |  Grits  |  Crispy Potatoes

KIDS

Slider | Half Korean Beef Sandwich | Fennel Chicken

DESSERTS

Carrot Cake
Carrot cake with sweet cream cheese frosting and walnuts.

Key Lime Tart
Key lime curd topped with Italian meringue and lime zest.

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

To-Go Menu 

To-Go service is offered Tuesday thru Sunday.  Orders must be placed online.  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.

NEW Online Ordering System

CARRY-OUT SERVICE

Available Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm; and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm.

LUNCH

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

Korean Beef Sandwich
Korean marinated slow braised beef, house-made kimchi, green onion, sesame seeds, and a spicy gochujang sesame sauce on a French roll. Served with crispy potatoes.

Pub Burger
7oz. short rib and brisket patty topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, mushroom, onion, house-made Funky Picnic beer mustard, and garlic aioli on a scratch-made brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Mushroom Risotto
Carnaroli rice cooked in vegetable broth with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Topped with sautéed Trumpet and Hen of the woods mushrooms.

Fennel Chicken and Farro
Fennel seasoned chicken thigh cooked in a fennel butter. Served with a salad of Farro, carrot, olives, Feta cheese, fennel, arugula, and walnut.

Chili
Chopped Angus beef and red kidney beans with a custom blend of chilis and a splash of beer from Funky Picnic. Topped with sharp cheddar cheese, onion, and sour cream. Served with corn bread.

SOUPS & SALADS

Citrus Salad
Arugula and watercress, roasted red and gold beets, orange and grapefruit supremes, Feta cheese, and walnuts tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.

White Bean and Kale Soup
Great northern beans, Lacinato kale, onion, carrot, celery, and fennel in a vegetable broth seasoned with Herbs de Provence. Served with crostini.

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

 

BRUNCH

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

Pub Burger
7oz. short rib and brisket patty topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, mushroom, onion, house-made Funky Picnic beer mustard, and garlic aioli on a scratch-made brioche bun. Served with crispy potatoes.

Mushroom Risotto
Carnaroli rice cooked in vegetable broth with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Topped with sautéed Trumpet and Hen of the woods mushrooms.

Fennel Chicken and Farro
Fennel seasoned chicken thigh cooked in a fennel butter. Served with a salad of Farro, carrot, olives, Feta cheese, fennel, arugula, and walnut.

SOUPS & SALADS

Citrus Salad
Arugula and watercress, roasted red and gold beets, orange and grapefruit supremes, Feta cheese, and walnuts tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.

White Bean and Kale Soup
Great northern beans, Lacinato kale, onion, carrot, celery, and fennel in a vegetable broth seasoned with Herbs de Provence. Served with crostini.

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.