True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
1732 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Join us for Mother's Day weekend brunch Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. Exclusive in-store offerings and online dining options available, along with a special gift from True.

True Food Kitchen in Chicago is open for indoor dining, no-contact pickup and delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles and alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining and takeout environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 8 - May 9, 2021

    Light up her life this Mother's Day. Join us for brunch Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 and enjoy seasonal brunch features, floral cocktails & refreshers, family dinners to go, and a special gift for Mom.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1732 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place !

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much!!!

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Emmy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp tacos were amazing! I will be back. I like having the option to go to a healthy food restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience and great food

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TriciaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is classy in a simple way. Our server was kind, knowledgeable, remembered our small requests and wasn’t overbearing.
The food was outstanding! My husband and I are using the Noom app and this place fit perfectly for us as we are new at changing our eating habits to healthier.
We will go back, I’m sure!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your awesome review, Tricia! We cannot wait to see you again soon!

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vipSusan
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding service decent wine list. What more do you need?

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Susan!!! We cannot wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktails!!! Great prices for healthy clean eating

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks a million for your review!

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IRISAR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noise level can be distracting - no sound buffers. But maybe that is the vibe they are going for. Service is impeccable. Food is good.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback, Irisar. I hope to see you again soon!

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vipKacyM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy but never compromise flavor!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you Kacy!!

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vipNone
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food kitchen has a variety of fresh, healthy options to choose from and the new summer craft cocktail menu is reason enough to go.

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vipJudyB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline was a great server, and it was wonderful to be able to eat on the patio. The items we tried on the new spring menu were all very tasty. A really wonderful place.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you for the AWESOME review, Judy! I cannot wait to share this review with Caroline. She is going to be so happy! Have a great weekend!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, chill atmosphere, healthy but tasty food and nice staff

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vipYourBizDr
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at True Food Kitchen is very good. The choices are unique and the quality has been consistent over the years I have been going. The service is also very good; however the new table technolgy still has a lot of bugs in it and can be frustrating, if this happens to you just ask for help they are quick to accomodate.

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ByrneM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here and appreciated the many gluten-free options/preparation with a family member that has an allergy.

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CarlosA
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, not bad food. Flourless chocolate cake excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Carlos!!!

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Clint
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our overall experience was wonderful. I've been to True Food several times and they never disappoint. Aside from the relaxing ambience and excellent food, the service is always outstanding. I highly recommend this place for carnivores and plant-based folk alike. We will return. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 31, 2021

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

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AwatifY
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food (although choices were limited due to the pandemic) and staff were super friendly.
Reasonable pricing as well.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars. Our spring menu will be available as of Wednesday 4/7 with some fresh new options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, super nice and helpful. My mom loves taking pictures and the hostess nicely offered to take a picture of all of us. We ordered through our phones-probably a covid thing, but the staff walking around made sure if we had any questions that they were there to help. The food & cocktails were so delicious! We will definitely be back. (:

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!!

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vipTOeatorNOTtoeat
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is the second time we've dined at TF. The last time was in Oakbrook where we had a much better experience. But this visit everything was just OK. I wanted to really enjoy it because I love the concept and all of the GF and Veg options. But really it was just OK. I ordered the Sunrise Bowl on the Brunch menu. It didn't list that it had onions. yet it was FILLED with onions, which I can't eat. I didn't want to wait for the server to come back. So I just picked them out. The flavor of the bowl was good. I do like the cilantro pesto. But it still needed more flavor (not onions). Everyone else in the group also thought their dishes were just ok as well. I was excited to try to Banana Pancakes as a shareable dish. But they were not enjoyable at all. I definitely wouldn't order those again. Not sure I will dine here again.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 31, 2021

We are sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. We would like to find a way to make this up to you if you are willing to give us the opportunity. If you could call us at the restaurant and ask for Brien, or message me back your contact info I would like to discuss in more detail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Do not pass up the Brussel Sprouts starter!!!!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 30, 2021

Agreed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brien and Nick were terrific!! Thank you for a lovely evening!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 30, 2021

We are happy to hear you had such a great experience and hope we see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to experience good vegan/vegetarian dishes. Service was excellent. Tasty sparkling prickly pear drink was awesome as well.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you had such a great experience!

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Foodforthought
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I believe the cooks have changed. The Brussels came out more raw than roasted. The lasagna was missing Bree precious lemon zest and the Spanish Malbec is no longer offered. I was disappointed in these changes but loved the new service options for ordering and payment.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 24, 2021

We really appreciate your feedback. I will share your notes regarding the food with our Chef. Also I am sorry you were misinformed however we do still have the Malbec on our menu. We do hope you give us another chance so we can make this up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch for a healthy friend with light/healthy cocktails to match. Excellent service and wait staff.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 22, 2021

Glad to hear your birthday lunch was great! Thanks a million!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Perfect venue for indoor dining as the pandemic subsides

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting and no waiting. Good social distancing and mask restrictions. Great decor. Very open and clean. Drinks were outstanding though a bit expensive. Food was delicious and only complaint is TOO MANY options. Will always visit when in Chicago!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you SO SO MUCH!!! We hope you come back to Chicago soon!

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vipChicagogirl
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. Healthy, creative, good food. My family goes there on a regular basis

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! More importantly, thank you for coming in and being such a loyal guest! We cannot wait to see you again!

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MeredithJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot for a unique, healthy find! There are delicious options on the menu tor everyone!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review, Meredith!!! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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SonmP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - 5stars (incl. vegeterian and vegan)
Service - 5stars
Staff - 5stars
COVID restrictions - 5stars

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you so much, Sonm! I really appreciate all the stars!

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DianeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in a great atmosphere. Had a table off in a corner where we felt safe and comfortable. Food was outstanding, good music, nice vibe. Would definitely go back!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks a million Diane!!! We look forward to seeing you again!

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AkeyaP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially the ancient bowl. Beautiful interior! Perfect for a first date! It was quite cold in the restaurant though.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 14, 2021

Thank you for the review, Akeya!

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JeyG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here this past Sunday, and the food was excellent. The service was top notch. Give it a try!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks so much Jey!!! We cannot wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks so much!!!

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MelissaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

effective set up despite covid restrictions. Order/menu online and they bring it out pretty quickly after ordering. Food was amazing as always.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you Melissa!!!

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vipMARGIEG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My friend did t like that her tofu in the Korean noodles was charred. I had the grain bowl and I didn’t mind the char in the tofu. I always like the food. I think the safety precautions are very good.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you, Margie

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SeanD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really good healthy option with a wonderful vibe. I'll be back!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 3, 2021

We are looking forward to it, Sean! Thank you for the awesome review!

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DanT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall, we had a very good experience. The food was great and they easily accommodated our dietary restrictions (we were currently doing the Whole30).

I was frustrated by the fact that we had a reservation, and when we showed up (on time), we were told that they were really busy and there were a number of people "ahead of us" – 20 minute wait or so. I understand that this occasionally happens if a restaurant overbooks, but in that situation, I would expect a small gesture like comping a drink or 5% off. I assume this is a rare thing, but in the winter, a 20 minute wait outside is no joke.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you for your review, Dan. Please accept my apologies about your wait. It is a rare situation, but I understand your frustration. Next time you come in, please reach out to me. I would like to make sure your next visit is nothing short of exceptional. Cheers! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-204-6981

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Covid protocols and food!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you!!! We can't wait for you to come back soon!

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vipGoldCoastReviews
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Did not appreciate having to order through the app, tried to order through the server several times.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you for your review. I am truly sorry you did not enjoy your experience with our online ordering. Our staff should always be there for you to take your order and provide a traditional dining experience if you choose. Since this did not seem to be the case, please reach out to me at your convenience and I would love to set you up with the dining experience you are looking for. I look forward to hearing from you! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-204-6981

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LoriG
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great drinks! Never disappointed when I eat here.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks Lori! You're the BEST!

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vipYohance
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was amazing. However, the host lied to us directly in our face about moving us to a better seat away from the entrance where it was cold. She stated when a double seat table is available she would move us and we saw a double seated table and instead of moving us there. She proceeded to sit other people there who had reservations after we spoke to her.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 23, 2021

Yohance, Thank you for telling us about your experience. I will be sure to share this feedback with my team, so this will not happen again. I hope to see you again soon!

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True Food Kitchen - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 1732 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago 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.