We recently stopped into Origin for brunch and were immediately reminded how special this healthy haven is!
Updated January 2022
Origin opened back in 2013 on McKinney Ave in Knox, by a couple who wanted to serve fresh and clean fare. Ahead of the trend, they were serving paleo, gluten free, vegan etc dishes before it caught on. Everything is made in-house and what’s in season drives the menu!
WHAT TO ORDER
This is the perfect spot to bring someone with dietary restrictions as they can accommodate pretty much any need. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, there’s actually a regular menu and Clean menu aka sugar, dairy, gluten, wine, dairy and unhealthy oil free! Think paleo hummus, cashew queso and a GF fried calamari!
While dinner is great, brunch is where it’s at! And the chilaquiles are truly the show stopper (we recommend it with corn chips). It’s a mix of fresh plates like the veggie omelette and healthy spins on southern faves like the GF fried chicken & waffles!
Order the Deluxe Mimosa and you’ll get your own carafe of OJ, and each additional bottle for more than half off! End your experience with the (very boozy) espresso martini, which can be made with almond milk rather than cream! They also have extensive coffee options too such as bullet proof coffee and cold brew.
While the interior isn’t huge, they’re great at accommodating groups. We’ve seen a fun girls brunch party and families celebrating graduations. They also have comfortable bar seating where you can hang out and watch a game or the bartenders whipping up drinks. If you feel like dining al fresco, the patio is covered and has fans for these hotter months.
So be sure to keep Origin in mind the next time you’re looking for fresh, clean eats!