True Food Kitchen - Chicago
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.
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I have a restricted diet, this is one of the only restaurants where I have many options, did I mention delicious options? I also don't worry that I've been slipped something I shouldn't have when I eat there. I love it!
We love the fresh and healthy food!
Thank you so much! I hope we get to see you again soon!
Best thing is healthy stuff
Thank you, Nabil
I wish I lived next door to this restaurant. I’d eat two meals a day there and be so happy.
We wished you lived next door too! Regardless, we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks!
The food was delicious, we had the edamame guacamole, cauliflower polenta bowl and unbeetable burger ! It is quite big serving. Everything was perfect except the waiter which was not nice at all
Hi Marianne! You literally had all my favorite dishes, so I'm not so surprised you loved them. I am not so happy, though, about the service you received. If you would be willing to share some more details about your visit, specifically the service, I would love to hear it. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Thanks, Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager (312) 204-6981
Very pleased after our first visit to True Food Kitchen. Will certainly go back when we visit Chicago next. Edamame Guacamole was delicious. Saved the extra for my husband’s Steak Tacos. DELICIOUS! I will get these tacos, as well, next time we go back. My Vanilla Cinnamon latte was very good, too.
My only two complaints would be: 1) My curry dish was just a bit too spicy. I can handle some spice, but it was right over the line. But great flavor profile. 2) The steak taco dish should have a third taco on it.
Thanks for coming in and giving us a try! I'm really glad you enjoyed yourselves and appreciate the feedback. We hope you come back and visit us next time you are in Chicago!
Excellent and multiple options for all, which is particularly important if your group includes a variety of diets.
Thanks for the great review!
Excellent vegan/vegetarian fare. Friendly, positive, & knowledgeable wait staff. We will be back for sure
Thanks so much! Cheers!
First time at Chicago location. Went to the one in Dallas..both are amazing..such fresh wonderful food and I love the atmosphere!
Hey Courtney! I am so happy you made it to Chicago! Thanks for coming in and we you make it back soon!
The food is delicious at True Food and we are happy they are in Chicago because we first ate at True Food in Scottsdale. They have a wide variety of items that are made from the freshest ingredients and it doesn't matter if you are vegan or not because the menu offers so many choices that you can add a protein too. The cocktails were also delicious and our service was great.
Taxman, I really appreciate your amazing review! We are really happy YOU are in Chicago (although Scottsdale is pretty nice)! We can't wait to see you again soon!
Love this place. Easy to stop in for a delicious healthy meal. Custom ordered bass on the cauliflower polenta then had the butternut squash pie. Just sooo good!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I am so glad you loved everything!
How did I not know about this place? We all LOVED our meals, even more so b/c we felt good about the food! We had the fig & gorgonzola flatbread, edamame dumplings and charred cauliflower to start. The cauliflower was my fav - mint, dill, pistachios. YUM! We all tried something different. I loved my spaghetti squash casserole with mozz. It felt decadent, but was almost 100% veggies! I tried my friend's inside out quinoa burger - interesting with a DELISH sauce (almost like a tziki). Overall, totally impressed and wish I lived closer. Prices were good. For apps, wine, dinner, tax & tip we spend $45/pp.
We are so happy you found us! I am equally happy you loved everything so much. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the neighborhood!
One of my absolute favorite Chicago places! Truly anyone with any dietary restrictions or preferences will find something to eat here.
Thanks so much!!! We hope to see you again soon!
Love True Foods, but one consistent issue is the lack of water brought to the table. We did not get any water at all. Only the wine/cocktail we ordered. I dine here often and this is a consistent issue. Please bring water to the table as soon as the party it seated. I've had to use my own water bottle at times and that's not good. Otherwise, everything is great.
Thank you for the review, and thank you for the feedback. Please feel free to ask any of out staff for water and we will be happy to bring it to you every time.
I Love True Food Kitchen. Our waiter was lovely and attentive. The service was good and I liked the options on the menu. Normally, their food is great too but my chicken was a bit dry this visit. I plan to return again.
Thanks so much for the review, and thank you for letting us know about your chicken. I will be sure to pass this information to my chef team, so we can ensure we are only putting out the best food. Have a great weekend!
Lucy was the BEST server I have ever had at True Food Kitchen. I usually find the staff to be all over you until you order and then nowhere to be found. Lucy was perfect and offered great food and beverage suggestions and excellent descriptions. I am a fan!
Heather, you are so amazing to give such an awesome shout out to Lucy! You earned her a free lunch! She was so happy to see your review. Be sure to ask for her next time, and she will be sure to take great care of you! Have a great weekend!
Loved the Beet Burger! And I always love coming to True Food!
Thanks April! We love having you here! Cheers!
It was freezing inside, but other than that everything was wonderful!
Thanks for letting us know about the chilly dining room! We will be sure keep a closer eye on that thermostat!
It’s always great. New menu item are fantastic! Go and enjoy!
Thanks Michael! I'm glad you are enjoying our new Winter menu! Cheers!
awesome brunch and healthy options. Noise level isn’t bad!
Thanks a million! We are so glad you enjoyed brunch!
We dined for lunch at TFK for my birthday, and the wait staff were all very friendly and made sure to wish me a happy birthday.
Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! We hope to see you again soon!
All of our food was delicious. Let's get that straight. I would happily go back and order the same meal over again. The cauliflower and Brussels sprouts were addictive. My tacos were like no other and wonderful. The other 3 of us loved what they had.
So based on the above, I would recommend that place.
It is very bright, sort of cafeteria like, noisy when crowded and the drinks are slow. Our martinis were small and expensive. The wine comes in two sizes. Small and expensive.
The benches are comfortable. The chairs are Starbucks like.
Any recommendations I would make to a friend would be couched in the above.
That said, I plan to go back for the meal again, but maybe for lunch.
Thanks, Teddy, for the detailed review. I am so happy you loved the food, and look forward to having you back soo for lunch!
Our server was so attentive. Good was excellent
Glad you had a great time! Thanks for the great review!
It was great! First time dining here and definitely coming back again!
Thanks so much for coming in! We are looking forward to having you back!
Great place for healthy food choices and creative menu. Prices are reasonable. Service is subpar
Thanks, Ro, for the review. I am happy you love our food, but saddened on the way you feel about the service you have received. I would love to hear more about the service so we can make the proper adjustments and deliver on the service standards our guests deserve. Please feel free to reach out tome at any time. Happy New Year! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager (312) 204-6981
The food was just ok. The server was not great. We were excited about the fresh ingredients, but there really wasn’t any flavor to it. Portions are really small. It was way overpriced for what you get.
I had the poke bowl...it looked and tasted like they just threw a bunch of vegetables and fish in a bowl. Again, super fresh, but that’s it.
Thank you, Frances. I really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your visit. I am incredibly sorry we fell short on service and food. I would be happy to hear more about your visit and invite you to give us another try. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Happy New Year! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager (312) 204-6981
Love True Food. I meet/bring many people to this establishment
Thanks, Jude, for being so loyal! We can't wait to see you again soon! Happy New Year!
Love this place! Whether solo dining or in a group, the team makes you feel comfortable & welcomed. I’ve always had a fantastic time here. Thanks!
Thanks so much for the awesome review! Happy New Year!
Food was incredible as well as our server, Kevin!!
Thanks, Rick! I will be sure to let Kevin know of his fan base. I know he'll be stoked. Thanks for coming in and have a Happy New Year!
All around good experience.
Always a first stop when I arrive in Chicago.
Thanks, Robin! Can't wait to see you next time you are in town!
The food was so good the first night (butternut squash pizza and edamame dumplings) that we went back two nights later (Brussel sprouts and quinoa burger) and it was just as good!! I would definitely go back anytime that I'm in Chicago.
Nicole, Thanks a million for giving us such an awesome review. I am so happy you tried something different on your second visit, and even happier you loved it just as much. I hope you make it back to Chicago soo, because we would love to see you again! Happy New Year!
I love that this is vegan friendly and hope you keep adding more entree’s.
Thanks for coming in and giving us a great review! We will be rolling out our Winter menu on January 8th which includes a Winter Immunity Bowl. It's vegan and it is delicious!
You will never be disappointed when you select True Food for your dining experience! Healthy food, clean restaurant, professional staff that’s super responsive! Love the rotating menu with seasons as well!
Thanks for the awesome review, Denise! You may want to take note that we are rolling out our Winter menu on January 8th. Our Fig and Gorgonzola Flatbread is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
I went to the location in Oakbrook a few weeks ago and got the cauliflower polenta and it was Amazing. I ordered it again at the Chicago location expecting the same. It was not. Looked the same but not nearly as good. Very disappointing.
Hey Sara, Thanks for letting us know about your experience. I am so sorry your Cauliflower Polenta was not as great as it should have been. I will be sure to let our chefs know about your review so we can revisit the recipe and ensure it is amazing going forward. Have a great holiday and hope to see you again soon!
I just love the menu here ... high quality and healthy ingredients that taste great! Service was top notch as well. This has become our “go to” Chicago restaurant. Love it!!
Thanks for the great review, Marshall! Thank you, also, for being loyal, and we cannot wait to see you again soon!
Nice, fresh food that is healthy. I will come back.
Thanks for the review, Joseph! We can't wait to see you again soon!
The service was by far the highlight of the dining experience. The food was just okay. I would go back but True would not be at the top of my list.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I would love to learn more about your visit, such as what you ordered, or how it fell short of expectations. If you would be kind enough to share more details about your visit, please feel free to contact me. Thanks! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager (312) 204-6981
Great food. Wonderful service. We had a guest who wa a first-timer. He was very impressed. We'll all be back!
Hey Sara! Thanks so much for bringing in a new guest to enjoy the True Food experience. I'm so glad he loved it, and we can't wait to see you all back soon! Happy Holidays!
Our server was amazing! The food was delicious! 10/10 experience.
Thanks so much for the awesome review! Cheers!