Righteous Foods

As we said goodbye to nine-year-old landmark Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, a new project was already in the works, exciting customers for the final result. 

Named for its focus on fresh and healthy whole foods, Righteous Foods is a casual café opening late September in the place of Lanny’s Alta Cocina. Lanny Lancarte, chef and owner of Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, said on Facebook that this new concept has been pulling him in a different direction for years.

“The biggest itch that needs scratching is a place to eat that is delicious but also happens to be good for you. I am excited to be moving onto the next chapter in my life with a new concept, in the same location, with the same chefs who have been by my side for over 10 years,” said Lancarte.

One of the alluring features of the new café is the carryout concept where customers will be able to grab-and-go a healthy, delicious meal. Lancarte said he believes this will be a one-of-a kind restaurant providing several options for a healthy lifestyle.

“We are providing responsibly sourced, clean, creative and great tasting food that is available all day long. Cooking is the only process in our food,” said Lancarte.
Another feature Righteous Foods will be serving is breakfast, which was not previously part of the menu at Lanny’s Alta Cocina. A truly healthy breakfast can be hard to find, especially at restaurants, but Righteous Foods has Fort Worth covered.

Additionally, lunch and dinner be served, as well as new, more trending items such as drinking vinegars, cold-pressed organic sangrias and organic cocktails.
Lancarte said the menu items will start with healthy preparation and have healing qualities, much of what fitness gurus are looking for. This is a concept Lancarte has been working on for years, and he credits the work of his teammates.

“Myself along with the team have demoed, painted, laid tile, built planters, built shelves and, most importantly, built the serving pieces out of hardwoods for the restaurant. The reason I removed my name from the sign is because this is a team effort, and I have unbelievable teammates and they deserve most of the credit. I am only the cruise director,” said Lancarte.

Customers can follow Righteous Foods on Facebook at Facebook.com/righteousfoods to await the release of the opening date and see photos of the work-in-progress. —Lexi Johnson

Sneak Peek at Menu Items:
Heirloom Tomato and Peach Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp
Organic Flank with Job’s Tears, Wild Mushrooms, Poached Egg, Charred Organic Cauliflower and Romesco
Breakfast Sandwich of Whole Grain Wheat, Charred Tomato, Arugula and Organic Egg