True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
977 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 10pm
Fri: 11am - 11pm
Sat: 10am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - 9pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun | 10am - 3pm
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Phone number
(312) 204-6981
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
State & Erie
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 977 People Are Saying
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BT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely outstanding, highly recommended. Lots of vegetarian options

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TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like this place. There was a slight issue with my entree and the took care of it. I do feel at prime lunch time they need to have more hands on deck.

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JE
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really tasty healthy modern cuisine in creative stylish setting.

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BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu options. We’ll definitely go back.

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AK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Very upset with my overall dining experience. Was looking forward to going to true food for many weeks. The food was not hot and the service was slow.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Striped bass was not well prepared but everything else was delightful. Also it seemed understaffed.

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FT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Love. Love. Great intersting drinks. Fab food. Healthy! Creative. Great service. Want one in my city! Lots of vegetarian options. Even our carnivores loved True Food.

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MB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic service. Food was very good. Restaurant is very noisy during dinner

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good, I never leave feeling as if I'm skipping into a food coma. They are very accommodating of special dietary needs. One of my favorite places to eat.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

This was overrated. I ordered a glass noodle dish that was so terrible I couldn’t eat it. And if I had liked it I would it have had enough to eat. The other entre was poorly seasoned. Thankfully I was able to order the quinoa burger which was good to replace the noodle dish

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MB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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D
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here for dinner before the theatre. We tried the chopped salad which was amazingly delicious! I had steak tacos and loved the fresh lime flavor. They are definitely veggie forward but the didn’t scrimp on flavor anywhere. With grass fed beef and vegan and gluten free choices, it is a great place for everyone. My friend had the turkey burger and my boyfriend had Moroccan chicken. We will be back!

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TR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are not many restaurants that understand "vegan" food for it's more than just salads. The Teriyaki Quinoa it is AWESOME! The service is good for they are nice and friendly. My new "go to" place and not far from work!!

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W
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice open decor, great neighborhood. Perfect if you are trying to satisfy both meat-eaters AND total vegans. Excellent cocktails, friendly knowledgeable servers.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time....fun ambiance, really good food, great service! So happy to find both vegan and gluten-free options! Will definitely go back as well as recommend to others!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was slow and management apologized for food delay multiple times, but did not take anything off the bill.

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D
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there for lunch with a friend to celebrate her birthday. I mentioned it when I reserved the time but nothing was noted. Fortunately I hadn’t said anything to my friend or it would have been embarrassing. The meal was creative and tasty. Go for the food. Don’t expect any special treatment.

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SR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter and great food! Really large restaurant and very nice design.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

There are so many gluten free crusts available, I feel like an improvement could be made. The crust I had was almost impossible to eat it was so hard. Also my server seemed to lack GF knowledge. I love True Food so I hope they see this and consider looking into a better GF crust.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On the Whole30 diet and they were very accommodating and patient with my questions.

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LM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve never been for brunch! It was delicious!!! Outstanding!!

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GC
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I liked my lunch (I'm a regular here) of butternut squash pizza although I wasn't thrilled with the crust. The topping was fabulous. I had the squash pie special for dessert and I'd recommend it to everyone; beats pumpkin pie by a mile. I really liked the graham cracker crust.

My waiter was attentive and pleasant.

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TJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very attentive. She was energetic and fun. The food was terrific as always.

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Y
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant! Delicious and really fresh food, innovative, yet approachable, it is a winner.

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AA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

True Food Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is healthy yet doesn't compromise on flavor...everything is absolutely delicious! The edamame dumplings, poke bowl, turkey burger, and salmon are all outstanding. Try it, you won't regret it!

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DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, fresh, calming atmosphere. Great food.

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g
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My husband and I had been here before and really enjoyed it, however, this past visit the service was terribly SLOW!!! Everything took forever to happen, including refilling water, waiting for our dinners to arrive, the bill, EVERYTHING TOOK FOREVER!!! Unfortunately, it appeared to be just our particular server, because we observed many other tables seated near us who were seated after us and their meals arrived well before ours and they left and new tables seated all while we were still waiting on our food:( This was a ridiculously long time to wait for our dinners to come, and for our server to be attentive in a timely manner to any of our requests. To boot, a woman was walking around (not an employee) with roses stopping at every table with a story about a relative on dialysis who needed money if we could donate money in return for a rose...had not had this happen in a restaurant before and it took the employees a long time to notice this happening and ask her to leave....we would have gotten up to go tell an employee, however our food had finally arrived and we were so overly hungry to eat!!! Will not go back to TRUE FOOD again, as the service was horrendously slow based on the server we had, and no one else seemed affected who had a different waiter:(

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good and healthy! Very quick service.

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SR
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and delicious restaurant focused on flavor and eco-friendly food. Will definitely return when I visit Chicago again

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. They are so happy and helpful at this healthy place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails. For any occasion.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, great food. The roasted cauliflower side is a must-try!

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BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable food and atmosphere! We will be back again soon and are excited for the upcoming suburban location!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. The food was delicious the service was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly and helpful
Would highly recommend and will definitely go back again

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l
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family chose True Food Kitchen because of the diverse dietary constraints of a couple of members. I had the margarita pizza and it was excellent - coupled it with a half Seasonal Ingredient Salad, also excellent. Others ordered the turkey burger, lasagna bolognese, Teriyaki Quinoa, and 2 other items, but I've forgotten. True Food Kitchen is not your conventional restaurant. If you are meat & potatoes kind of person, do not bother. However, my husband is and he found the lasagna bolognese perfectly acceptable.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and atmosphere, and the food is absolutely terrific every time!

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RH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so fresh and well prepared. My companion and I were both very pleased. The service was excellent.

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CB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with excellent service. This restaurant has healthy food that delicious with excellent service and a wonderful price. Great restaurant!

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AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic, healthy food. A little pricey, but worth it.

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d
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with lots of healthy options. Local , fresh ingredients and very well prepared . We are health eaters so True Food is one of our favorites . Did i mention the food is tasty and fantastic .

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