True Food Kitchen - Chicago

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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 Bowl, 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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!
Get the bowl!

SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great (my waiter wasn't the best, he wasn't bad, but was just okay), everyone else gave great service. Music was nice.

GJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Always delicious!! Valentine’s menu was GREAT!!!! Can’t wait for the Spring menu to come out.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Gregory! I know you are not the only one looking forward to the Spring menu. It'll be here before you know it! See you soon!

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SJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had out of town guests that we brought to True Food Kitchen because of dietary needs (plant based diet), and they enjoyed the food tremendously.
However, we also had two children in our party, and the wait to receive our food, even a couple of items we ordered right away to feed to the youngest child, took an extremely long time to come out. Our server assured us, after a long delay once he took our order, that we were the next ticket up, but from that point it was even 20 min before our food arrived at our table. In all, we waited about 45-50 minutes to get our food from the time we placed our orders.
Personally, being local to Chicago, I don't know that my family and I would dine here again soon because of that experience, but we may consider bringing guests if they had dietary considerations. The food was excellent, though.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I appreciate you letting us know about your experience. Please accept my apologies for the long wait on your food. We usually get food to the table rather quickly, so your experience was not the norm. I hope you will give us another chance. If you decide to visit again, please reach out to me. I will ensure your next visit is exceptional! Thanks! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager jryan@truefoodkitchen. c o m

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The servers can be a bit unresponsive, like not bringing tableware when asked. But the place is otherwise awesome.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, and for the feedback! I will be sure to address this with my team. Have a great week!

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AP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were running about 20 minutes late and the staff here are very accommodating. we tried the communal table which was second-guessing first but decided to go for it. We ended up using the smaller table and literally was elbow to elbow with another couple, so with that, I wish the chair was a little bit farther from one another.

The food was good, the flavor was there. The drinks were amazing. If you are a vegetarian, this is a good place to go because of their options.

I would definitely go back here again.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming in Albert, and thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm happy you enjoyed the food! We will be sure to get you at a roomier table next time so you can really have a great experience! See you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank You!!!

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was fantastic as was the gf chocolate cake.

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks so much Jamie!

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

True Food is the epitome of the way we are eating right now! Delicious, wholesome food served in a just-right-vibe atmosphere where everyone is happy! Can't wait to go back!!

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks Christina! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to have you back!

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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious clean meals with interesting ingredients. Could be flavored with more punch, but delicious just the same. Recommended!

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Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Chris! Have a great weekend!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy food served by friendly staff

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for the great review!!!

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KR
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to True Food Kitchen every time I'm in NYC! Eating there makes me feel like I'm putting the best fuel into my body, not to mention everything I've had there is absolutely delicious. I had the breakfast bowl and my boyfriend got the immunity bowl - we were both thoroughly impressed :)

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks Katie! We love when you come here too! We are so happy you and your boyfriend love the food. Have a great weekend!

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HR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. the waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendation on the wine!

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Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks a million, Hannah! I am glad you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved!

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Responded on February 3, 2020

THANK YOU!!!

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IZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, love that they have seasonal items. Always enjoy my visit. I’ve now tried them in San Diego and Chicago.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! Great service and great food!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much!!!

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DH
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time @ True Food Kitchen -- we'll definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much Jeff! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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I
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent the both times I have been! Fresh, service is excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much!!!

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A
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy food + a fully stocked bar = a fantastic experience!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Alan, you hit the nail on the head. What more could you want? Thanks for the review, and we will see you soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! I loved the ambiance and we will definitely return. On the flip side, I didn’t think the portion sizes were very large and my Immunity Bowl didn’t have the most flavor. I would t order the steak again. But everything else was phenomenal. It’s one of my favorite places now.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much Samantha! Can't wait to see you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on January 28, 2020

We are so happy you found a place that fits you, and even happier it is True Food! Thanks and see you soon!

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HC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager, Brian, was accommodating, friendly, and was modeling excellent service. He went above and beyond, making sure our dining experience was enjoyable.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much Holli! You are seriously too kind. I'm blushing.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love True Food! Fantastic dishes, some seasonal items, and allergy friendly. Highly recommend the pizzas, spaghetti squash, and hummus. Can’t go wrong with any of the desserts. Service is always great too!

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Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you Sammi! You are too kind. We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Cheers!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the fresh and healthy food!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thank you so much! I hope we get to see you again soon!

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N
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Too loud
Best thing is healthy stuff

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thank you, Nabil

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TD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing. The food is outstanding & heathy. Very impressive.

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much! You are seriously too kind. We hope to see you again soon!

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PJ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I lived next door to this restaurant. I’d eat two meals a day there and be so happy.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 23, 2020

We wished you lived next door too! Regardless, we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks!

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 23, 2020

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

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LN
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 23, 2020

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!

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v
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and multiple options for all, which is particularly important if your group includes a variety of diets.

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Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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AC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan/vegetarian fare. Friendly, positive, & knowledgeable wait staff. We will be back for sure

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Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks so much! Cheers!

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C
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Chicago location. Went to the one in Dallas..both are amazing..such fresh wonderful food and I love the atmosphere!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hey Courtney! I am so happy you made it to Chicago! Thanks for coming in and we you make it back soon!

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t
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 21, 2020

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!

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I am so glad you loved everything!

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GB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 21, 2020

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!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite Chicago places! Truly anyone with any dietary restrictions or preferences will find something to eat here.

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Responded on January 17, 2020

Thanks so much!!! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 17, 2020

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.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 17, 2020

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!

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h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 17, 2020

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!

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