True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.8
1684 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Chicago is open for patio 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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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 1684 people are saying
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tannerB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

True food was wonderful about adhering to COVID regulations, I felt very safe and well taken care of!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Tanner. We are happy to hear you felt safe and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food reasonably priced a little on the expensive side

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank You.

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Nas1
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy and delicious. Can’t get better than that!

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Responded on January 3, 2021

Thanks a million for the great review! Have a happy new year!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, food and drinks were amazing

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 3, 2021

We think YOU are amazing! Thanks for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

super cold in the dining room due to a door being open near the tables! our waitress was super well trained and had super well communication and was super helpful since i never ate here before!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We are looking forward to the city allowing us to have guests in the restaurant without having our windows open. Hopefully that will be soon! I am happy you had exceptional service and cannot wait for you to visit us again!

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vipYes1
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was amazing

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Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you so much!!!

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vipmilwaukeebrian
Milwaukee
48 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Honestly, this is a hard review to write, especially during Covid. We love TFK and have been many times. However, this was not a good visit. It's understandable that the world is different with Covid. Changes need to be made and different accommodations. However, with that in mind, the restaurant still has to do what it can to make the dining experience an enjoyable one. When we arrived for an 11am reservation, the restaurant was cold. Maybe more like freezing. The heaters were not turned on until our arrival so it's not as if the heaters were running for 20 minutes prior to arrival in order to warm the restaurant to a reasonable level. And, it didn't seem the heat was turned on inside either. On the floor beneath our table, there was pizza crust and lettuce from a dinner likely the night before. The floor had not been cleaned. Our waitress was largely absent and there were 10 or 15 minute periods that went by without any checkup or water, and we had to ask another waitress walking by to assist. The food was good, but there were only 5 or so brunch selections. That part we could live with, but it wasn't the full menu - a sign of the times. That said, the issues of the very cold restaurant and the appearance of the surroundings when we arrived, were the real issues. I would still recommend TFK, but this was not a normal experience.

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Responded on December 24, 2020

Hi Brian, Thank you so much for providing us with feedback from your visit. This will give us some great coaching opportunities for our team. I hope you will come visit us again soon. We look forward to seeing you, and have a Happy Holiday!

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JeremyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has adapted to the social distancing without losing any of the exceptional flavor of their made from scratch food.

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Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you so much, Jeremy! I appreciate your great review! Happy Holidays!

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Eric
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place

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Responded on December 1, 2020

Thanks so much Eric!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As citizens of this country I am grateful that small businesses are able to stay open during the government's NonSense. This is Chicago, in November. The North facing wall shouldn't have patrons sitting in the the path of the wind. If someone w/o a mask sneezes, coughs or spits out to the street like we saw someone do... where do you 'think's the results of said human fluids is going to Blow Back To? NORA was a Shero & Ola was great as well. Management agility & ability to adjust to is questionable.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. While the dining restrictions have come with challenges, we have done and continue to do everything in our power to create a safe environment for our guests and our staff. Unfortunately, we only have one wall that opens and are required to limit seating to that area. In addition to patio seating, we are also open for curbside, takeout, and delivery. Regardless of your dining preference, we look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipMILTY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

SITTING AT TABLE 30 IN WARM WEATHER WITH A GREAT BREEZE AND DELICIOUS
FOOD WAS DELIGHTFUL. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

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Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for coming in and thank you for your review. It has definitely been great to have some patio-friendly weather in November. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KBChicago
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Excellent, healthy, innovative food that even my husband who is not a foodie was able to enjoy. Nice outdoor seating in relatively quiet part of downtown vicinity.

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Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks KB! I am happy you and your husband enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon!

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JaimeG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited vegan options but what is offered is amazing. The butternut squash pizza is the best vegan pizza I’ve experienced.

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Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks a million Jaime!!!

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SarahZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food was really great! Thursday date night with my SO and it was a beautiful October night. Unfortunately I’m pretty certain that there was zero alcohol in our drinks. I had two skinny margaritas and my boyfriend had three drinks. None of which tasted even the slightest bit alcoholic. The server promised there was some in there though. Kind of a bummer since the drinks are $13ish / each.

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Responded on October 25, 2020

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the review. I am so happy you enjoyed your food, but I am very sorry you did not enjoy your cocktails. I can assure you that every drink that comes for our bar is carefully crafted and each ingredient is measured to ensure the flavor is perfect every time. I hope you will come by again soon. Please ask for me, and I will be happy to have my bartenders make you a cocktail I know will impress. Thanks again, Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager

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vipGray
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor arrangement. The freshest of ingredients and fascinating taste combos

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Responded on October 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Gray! Cheers!

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vipChicagogirl
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious healthy good. It is our "go to" restaurant.

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Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon.

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Vondie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful experience. Ola, our server, was AWESOME! She had a great personality and kept us laughing. The food was delicious! The ambiance was really nice! Everyone also did a great job following all the necessary COVID regulations.

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Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you Vondie! We think Ola is amazing too, and are happy to hear you feel the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody is listening.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 15, 2020

We are listening now. We thank you for the 5 stars, and are opening to hearing any feedback you would like to provide.

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YasmeenI
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food was DELICIOUS!!!! Our new favorite place for whole healthy food

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Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Loved the food! But the new menu/paying service on the phone is confusing.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We are working on getting more comfortable with the menu on the phone ourselves so we can be there to guide guests through the process so your next visit should be even better.

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JordanL
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truefoods in river north is such a great place. The location is convenient, the menu changes with the seasons and the staff are friendly. They have lots of room to keep people apart and be safe during covid with both indoor and outdoor seating.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you Jordan!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great, locally sourced food! Good seasonal menu and the waiter had wonderful suggestions

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you!

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SKman
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always delicious and the service is great. Great place for patio seating and people watching.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you, we are happy to hear you had a great experience.

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vipGray
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meals with unusual tastes that meld together perfectly!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food so much and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMILTY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

WE KEEP COMING BACK BECAUSE YOUR FOOD IS EXCELLENT AND TABLE 30-31 IS NOT TOTALLY INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you. We hope we have a few more days of nice weather so you can enjoy sitting at this table.

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nickname
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s consistently well and very clean

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Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I t was fine- pre covid loved going there.
I think the green masks are cute but not when they keep falling below someone’s nose all the time. It did not bother the wait staff to approach the table with us not wearing masks. Other restaurants ask customers to protect the wait staff by wearing a mask when not eating and drinking. When you protect the wait staff you in turn protect the customer. As a physician that bothered me.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We take the safety of our guests and our staff very serious and I am sorry we fell short on that promise. I will be using your review to coach my staff and make every effort to ensure this is made a priority. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Perfect food and excellent service.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much!!!

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vipPriPri
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, ambience, and such delicious unique food. We loved everything we got, the jackfruit lettuce wraps were my least favorite but still good.

Best things were:
Edamame dumplings
Butternut squash pizza
Shrimp tacos

For dessert we got the flourless chocolate cake with vegan coconut ice cream, it was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you PriPri! I am so very happy you enjoyed everything. We can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was on a business meeting and the server did well handling that. Good was hot and fresh. Thank you.

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Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank You!

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MohB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with tables wide enough apart for social distancing. Nice outdoor seating also available.

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Responded on October 4, 2020

Moh, thanks for coming in and giving us such a great review! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here plenty of times and I've always enjoyed it but that butternut squash pizza was bomb AF

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Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

delicious food and drinks as always. Service was a little slow, but during covid, I think everyone is struggling with this.

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Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you!

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JohnathenK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash pizza is probably the tastiest pizza I have ever had. Loved the overall feel of the restaurant.

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Responded on September 30, 2020

Johnathen, You're not wrong about the Butternut Squash pizza... it is definitely a crowd pleaser! Thank you so much for the review, and have a great week! Cheers!

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LorraineL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food, had breakfast and dinner . Everything was very fresh , the service was very good considering what everyone is going through.

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Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for the kind words Lorraine!

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AmitaP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food never disappoints. I have missed going here during the quarantine. I love their vegan pizza!

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Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you Anita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were there for 50 min before they took our order. I had to eat quickly to get to my meeting after. I have eaten there regularly for a long time and I was surprised by how much the prices have gone up too high

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Responded on September 27, 2020

Thank you for your review. If you would like to share more details about your experience, I would love to listen and do what I can to ensure we make the appropriate actions to improve. Please feel free to call me anytime at the restaurant at 312-204-6981. Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

staff needs to be more careful going between peoples tables. Server came between my table and the next and knocked my knife off getting food on my $700 top. They need to go around and not cut that close to people.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on September 27, 2020

Thanks, Jennifer, for your review. I will be sure to use this review to coach my staff and ensure these thing do not happen going forward. Have a great week!

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Lyvonne
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a celebration dinner here for my daughter who is a first year student at UChicago and it was the perfect choice to cover everyone's pallet. They have vegan, vegetarian, and meat selections. The food was excellent, the staff were friendly, and helpful. They offered suggestions and were full of good ideas to help us make decisions. We all loved it!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on September 23, 2020

Lyvonne, thank you so much for your truly amazing review. I am happy we were able to help make your celebration a great one. Good luck to your daughter and we hope to see you all here again soon!

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viproscales
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is fresh and service is very perfect. Great to have a casual restaurant nearby with consistently good food.

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you Roscales!

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True Food Kitchen - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 1684 OpenTable diners.

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

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