Terra Learning Kitchen (TLK) is a combination of a café, grab ‘n go/take out restaurant, and cooking school. Its mission is to provide wholesome foods and inform the community about the values of nutritious ingredients and how flavorful they are.
TLK is a collaboration of the Princeton Family YMCA, Terra Momo Restaurant Group, and The Suppers Program. It’s nestled inside the Y, which is conveniently located downtown, just a few minutes walk from Palmer Square.
General manager Tiffany Baldino greeted patrons and the curious during their week-long open house. She also shared ingredients of items offered as samples. Raoul Momo (Terra Momo Restaurant Group) and Dorothy Mullen (The Suppers Program) were present during the days of the open house. Momo was happy to tell me that Ms. Mullen will be featured in a series of television shows on our local station promoting healthy eating, filmed at the Terra Learning Kitchen.
Fresh juices, crustless quiche, gluten-free flatbreads and pasta with sauces plus more were given out as samples during the open house. The offerings were delicious. I especially liked the gluten-free banana muffin, tomato & mozzarella and the ricotta, kale, and roasted onion with fig balsamic reduction flatbreads. Their beet, carrot, apple, and ginger juice was so tasty, I couldn’t stop sipping on it.
Seating is adequate, and good for a quick for breakfast, lunch or snack with your family or some friends. The open kitchen is great for cooking lessons for both kids and adults.
You can register for classes through the YMCA, and you can pre-order dinners online.