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True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.6
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1551 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen Bethesda is now open with patio and indoor dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our patio and indoor dining will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. Reservations are for indoor dining only, and we will be taking patio tables on a first come, first serve basis.We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1551 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Very nice server. Great food.

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Franny
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was great. Food and drinks healthy and tasty! Easy to feel good about what you're eating not guilty!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the feedback, I know James appreciate it!

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LiaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here was delicious. I am not a quinoa fan at all but tried it here and it was so good. We also had the chocolate quinoa brownie and squash pie and they both were delicious. I am planning to go back again this week.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the comments Lisa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fantastic and tasty

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded a day ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave your notes!

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vipemlo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent for dining outside. Good and healthy meals. Recommend the shrimp tacos! A light, delicious plate with a very fresh arugula salad. Loved the chia seed and banana pudding!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded a day ago

Thanks Emlo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. With Covid we were spread out and it wasn’t very crowded on a Wednesday. Hummus is delicious, had the chicken pizza, the skinny margarita was fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the comments, hope to have you in again soon!

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Myra
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

It's unfortunate - when True Foods first opened, it was amazing! But the quality of service and the quality of food has been getting worse and worse since. I keep convincing myself to come back based on the wonderful experiences I had when True Foods first opened. But I have been consistently getting terrible service and terrible food. I got the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl and it was absolute gross....an overdose of sweetness and my shrimp was overcooked, dry, no flavor. No more True Foods for me.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hello Myra, I am sorry that your last experience was up to either of our standards really. This is not the level of execution we strive for. I know we can do better and encourage to call me at the store so we can invite you back out. I will pass your information along to the chef and service manager. Brian Beauregard

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Zero atmosphere. Feels like a cafeteria

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hello, I am sorry that the atmosphere has change in the recent times during COVID 19. I know it is our goal to return to normal procedures as time passes. Thank you for leaving your thoughts.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Good food as always. Service was awful.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank you for your patronage. We have read your comments regarding our service. Please know that we work tirelessly, as our business depends upon it, to deliver great food in a time efficient manner. We would love to know more about your experience and if you will give us another chance to show what you experienced was an anomaly. Thank you. Brian Beauregard

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always fresh and flavorful food. Service was attentive and helpful. A place I keep going back to.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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vipLANCEM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here a lot. Great experience as always. Love their pizza.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thanks for taking the time Lance! Hope to have you again!

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Mike
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third or forth time here and the food has been outstanding every time.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Mike! Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. Hope to have you in again soon.

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WALTERJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu needs to include more vegetarian entrees.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2020

Regarding your wish that we expand the variety of our offerings, please know that we are in the process of doing just that. We always listen to our customers and do everything to accommodate any and all realistic requests. Please be assured that as we continue to expand the range of our menu, that our exceptional high quality of service will remain intact.

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vipMarsha
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service was excellent. They do have outdoor dining available as well and I saw people picking up take out.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave the review! Hope to have you in again soon.

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ScottC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for health conscious diners. Very friendly staff.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave the comments!

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KimberlyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food food, service and staff! Never disappoints.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Love the comments! Hope to have you in again soon!

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vipSusan
Salt Lake City
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The turkey burger was great and outside seating was fine. It was a nice lunch with my friend,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome patio and service!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your notes!

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vipMcGovs
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside which is a good choice for avoiding the indoor noise. Two in our party were vegans and we're happy with the choices.

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Caritheproducer
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed being able to go out to eat and find foods that are nutrient dense and delicious. It's hard to find especially when you are trying to eat right while eating out.
This is definitely my new go to place especially when I'm working to eat healthy no mater if I'm in or out of the house.
Thanks
Cari

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave the post!

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vipMaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice menu. Good options for vegetarians. The staff were very accommodating.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 14, 2020

thank you for the comments!

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Rich
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I sat outside and it was definitely not crowded. Service was attentive and all of the employees wore masks. Tables were well separated

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We really liked the food! The service was great and the pandemic measures were well done. We felt comfortable and they were able to accommodate our desire to eat outside. I wish they had more vegan options, but the food was amazing and tasted so good. I was a very nice way to celebrate our first date night out since the pandemic began.
Eating out doors means there is street noise, but that's the way it is. It wasn't enough to ruin our meal.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

thanks for the review Tammy!

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vipBKGilchrist
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Service could have been better.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Please reach out to a manager, would love to know the server inefficiencies.

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate on the patio and measures were in place to protect staff and diners. The service was lovely and the food was very good.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for the note!

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LynnM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for casual eats. Wonderful amount of outdoor seating w/ overhead ceiling fans. Nice healthy menu and they follow excellent safety practices for covid. Yummy cocktails too...

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts! Hope to have you in again.

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Bill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside and enjoy the evening. The street was quiet for a change. Ha!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thanks for the comments! Glad noise level was lower then normal! lol

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AmyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy food as always and I love how they have so many covid-19 related safety measures in place. Even got to pay my bill with my phone so I didn't have to get out my credit card. 😁

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for the comments Amy, glad to read you felt safe while you dined.

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PhillipH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff was attentive without being intrusive. Food service was quick and dishes were excellently presented and prepared. Bar service was average. In all a very good experience and TFK remains a go-to reliable eatery that I regularly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

thanks for the comments Phillip! Next time in please grab a manager, would love to work on the "average" bar service. Appreciate it.

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vipemlo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the vegan spinach, cartelized onions and vegan cheese pizza! Also, the kale salad and the chopped salad were excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thanks for the comments! Great to hear.

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mike
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining on the patio. Staff was very helpful and attentive to safety procedures, including single-use menus and contactless payment options.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review! Hope to have you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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SamiF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST RESTAURANT EVER. Service was fantastic as always, the food was great, and the outdoor seating was convenient and complied with all of the COVID-19 precautions. :)

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks for the glowing remarks! Hope to have you in again soon.

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Purcellville
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipBKGilchrist
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weird because it is during Covid, but as good as it could be.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars, hopefully the "weirdness" goes away over time! Hope to see you again.

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AmyO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such yummy and healthy food and so glad the server helped me find the calorie count on their website.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the comments!

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MonicaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I ordered a chicken sliced served in homemade pita , with hummus and cucumber and kale. No taste, the chicken was I guess those that come in big bags sliced and frozen. No seasoning. I did not finish my portion Good selection of wines. It was my first time in true food I will give a secind chance.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 15, 2020

Hello Monica, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I'm glad you are open to another visit, but not happy you were not satisfied with your chicken wrap. The chicken is fresh grilled in house, we do not bring in any frozen poultry or beef products. However if there were prep procedures not follow that impacted that item, I of course want to know. Would love to make that item up to you. Reach out next time you are in. Brian 240.200.1257

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TammiM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my first meal during COVID. I felt very comfortable. The social distancing was obvious. They didn’t even have chairs at the tables that allowed for SD. From the paper menus, to the readily available hand sanitizers in the tables made me feel the EXTRA effort. My only disappointment was they still are using plastic straws. An extra precaution could have been utensils wrapped in something to identify and sterilized. Other than those things it would not deter me from visiting again during COVID! Oh the food?? Tremendous was usual

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thanks for the comments. Just so you know the straws are plant based not plastic, and we do practice glove use when silverware is rolled. Love that you felt comfortable and thanks for the thoughts about the utensils! we love kicking around ideas to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Hummus and guacamole were delicious. Had the chicken wrap and was disappointed. It is served cold and not very favorable. Others in my party had the pizza, quinoa bowl and burger. Pizza was the only thing that was good.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. I'm sorry if you were disappointed in some of your items. Do not like reading about that. The wrap is a cold sandwich yes, but if you would like to give us a call would love to know about the Quinoa Bowl and Burger that left some deficiencies. Brian 240-200-1257

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The food was good. Quiet and nice place. Our service was very disappointing. Came with a child in a wheelchair. Waitress was distant and uninvolved. Never came to check on us. I had to go to the bathroom to get extra paper towels! Will not be returning for a while.

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 200-1257.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1551 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.