Cafe Society

Reader: I don't believe that Highlands Ranch residents will flock to eat healthy at LYFE

LYFE Kitchen -- the acronym stands for "Love Your Food Everyday" -- is a national chain that opened its first store last year in Chicago, but plans to add 250 locations across the country over the next five years. One of them will be in Park Meadows Mall, where a LYFE Kitchen is taking over the space vacated by California Cafe.

Nothing on the LYFE menu is more than 600 calories, and the dishes feature 100 percent grass-fed-and-finished beef and sustainably caught fish, as well as fresh herbs. But will residents of the southern 'burbs love LYFE?

See also: LYFE Kitchen -- where everything is under 600 calories -- opening in Park Meadows

Says DenverDoughboy:

Somehow I don't believe that eating healthy is one of those things that people in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree are known for flocking to. More like Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings. Just sayin'. Anyway, I'm the only one who's eaten there so I can tell you that they are not a farm-to-table grass fed beef kind of place; they are actually a high-end Weight Watchers restaurant with portion control and calories calculated down to the serving size. Maybe a fatty will take to it, but in my opinion True Foods is the better, tastier approach to eating healthy.
Will LYFE Kitchen find a life in the southern suburbs? What are the best places for healthy eating in metro Denver? Post your thoughts below.


KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun