Up Inspired Kitchen in Frisco specializes in coffee, breakfast, lunch

T.A.B.L.E. toast at Up Inspired Kitchen includes heirloom cherry tomatoes, homemade avocado spread, bacon and soft boiled egg on top of sourdough toast. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
T.A.B.L.E. toast at Up Inspired Kitchen includes heirloom cherry tomatoes, homemade avocado spread, bacon and soft boiled egg on top of sourdough toast. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)

T.A.B.L.E. toast at Up Inspired Kitchen includes heirloom cherry tomatoes, homemade avocado spread, bacon and soft boiled egg on top of sourdough toast. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
Veggie Lasagna is a vegan dish made with a spinach-cashew “ricotta.” (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Sean Green is the owner of Up Inspired Kitchen. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Before acquiring Up Inspired Kitchen in July with his business partner Tim Dungan, Sean Green was a regular customer at the restaurant. Green and his wife, Ashley, own and operate Clean Juice, which is also located in The Shops at Starwood with Up Inspired Kitchen. He said it was during one of his many visits to the eatery, while talking with the restaurant’s founder Mike Luther, that an idea began to percolate.

Luther told Green that after owning Up Inspired Kitchen for four years, he and his wife, Rachel “Rae” Luther, had decided it was time to go in a different direction.

“We loved the location, loved the concept and felt we could take it to the next level,” Green said.

The Greens have since transformed the menu, patio and interior. Green’s sister, Erin Leeds, is the concept chef and created the menu and most of the recipes. Leeds’ culinary resume includes graduating from the Culinary Institute of Charleston and Le Cordon Bleu.

One of the concepts of the diverse menu is that it meets a variety of dietary interests.


“The way our menu is laid out is that for every category of food, there’s three menu items,” Green said. “The first one listed is the classic version of that category, the second one is a healthier option, and the third caters to special dietary needs.”

Green referenced the burgers as an example of these options: There is a classic beef burger, a turkey burger on a grain bun and a veggie black bean burger.

“Our menu has food that fuels—everything on the menu is meant to have a positive nutritional impact on our bodies,” Green said. “Even things like a burger can be very nutritious if it’s sourced and made properly.”

When ordering at the counter, guests see the list of locally sourced items from places such as K Bar K Meats in Pottsboro, La Spiga Bakery in Addison, TX Organic Mushrooms in Denison and more.

“My wife and I have this conversation all the time about why we’re here,” Green said. “It’s a God thing. We want to educate people on healthier options for their body.”

Up Inspired Kitchen

5285 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400, Frisco

469- 579-4197

www.upinspiredkitchen.com

Hours: Open daily 7 a.m.-3 p.m.