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Rainbow Bowl

In a city filled with hearty Southern cuisine, sometimes it’s tricky to find a flavorful, light meal. Not so at Basic Kitchen — according to co-owner Ben Towill that has been exactly the goal since opening the restaurant with his wife Kate in 2017. “We want to provide massive flavor and a meal that’s hearty but still feels light.” Since taking over as Basic Kitchen executive chef in July 2019, Robin Hollis has homed in on this mission by creating more wholesome dishes that highlight vegetables from local purveyors. BK’s lunch menu is divided into small plates, bowls, salads, sandwiches, and sweets. As for dinner selections, Towill says, “We wanted to narrow our focus by adding more classical entrees, and Nathan Wentworth has enhanced our wine program by making it all natural, biodynamic wines.” Look for an airline chicken breast served with sweet corn polenta and a vegetable tagine made with freekah and chermoula. —Parker Milner (Dish, Winter 2020)

Restaurant Details

This dreamy cafe on Wentworth Street is all about clean eats provided by Chef Nick Wilber. Think turkey burgers, veggie bowls, and plenty of kombucha.

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Hours: L, D, (Mon.-Sat.) Sun. brunch

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Upcoming Events

  • Neighborhood Night at Basic Kitchen (Foodie Events)

    • Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. A la carte
  • Wellness Wednesday with Still Soul Studio (Wellness)

    • Last Wednesday of every month, 9 a.m. FREE


  • Jonathan Boncek Turkey Burger
  • Jonathan Boncek Cauliflower Wings

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