True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.8
943 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
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
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails. For any occasion.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
119 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love true food, it never disappoints! The menu is always fresh and accommodates vegetarian/vegan and gluten free dietary restrictions. Always a fan!

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MQ
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this restaurant! So good and so healthy! Lyfe Kitchen has been my go to for healthy meals since they opened, but True Foods has given them a run for their money. With so many options to choose from, I could easily see myself dining her a few times a week!
We dined on the torched avocado, ancient grains bowl, sea bass, lasagna bolognese and key lime pie. Everything was fantastic!!! One of the BEST key lime pies I have ever had!
Jay J was our waiter and he was great and attentive.

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j
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fresh , tasty and unusual combos . Hummus to die for and fantastic "bowls"

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

Favorite restaurant in Chicago . Best food in USA. Period

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KF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife is both Vegan and gluten free. This has become our go to restaurant in Chicago because of the great healthy options they have for both of us. Both the food and service have been terrific on several visits. We have enjoyed all our dishes here but highly recommend the charred cauliflower as a starter.

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, varied menu, good service. A little noisy for conversation

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FS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Please bring your food and energy to Charlottesville, VA!!!!

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

Very nice restaurant, will definitely be back. Loved the Ancient Grains Bowl.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was excellent...

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying brunch, we will absolutely go back!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean food good for the soul as well as your health.

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f
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I wish more restaurants had menus like this that catered to healthy lifestyles and healthy options. I took a group of friends for their first time and they loved it as well. Some had food allergies and food restrictions and I am a vegan. For the first time at a restaurant none of us had issues with finding dishes. The only hurdle was figuring out which delicious dish to order! Our server Trevor was knowledgeable and adorable.

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JF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True Food Kitchen is the perfect spot for meeting up with friends without the guilt of a heavy meal. Everything is fresh and delicious! Highly Recommended!

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good but when we arrived at the restaurant we were told that we did not have a reservation? This is the second time at this restaurant that this happened. Unclear why when I received a confirmation and had even notified my guest. All in all the hostess accommodated us and we had a nice evening.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and innovative menu.

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G
London
167 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to the restaurant while in Chicago. Very good concept with healthy menu choices. Restaurant is large and a little noisy but good ambience. Food was good but not outstanding. Service very friendly and efficient. Very nice choice of drinks particularly healthy non alcoholic ones. My daughter was not so keen on her quinoa burger.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and good healthy food options. I love the spaghetti squash casserole!

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OT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Second time at True Food. Love the healthy and flavorful menu choices. Server did not seem very enthusiastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We are regulars and normally the food was very good but this Sunday not only the food was bad but when we told the waitress that the kale salad was very salty she didn’t do anything about it... not only she didn’t offer anything else instead of the terrible salad but she charged us for it... We told the manager and she gave us $5 discount on the bill... not really a good way to apologise for a bad meal. Don’t think we are coming back

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C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and it was just as good as the last time. There is large variety of fresh, seasonal food with something for everyone and the cocktails are delicious.

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Normally order the wonderful Ancient Grains bowl with salmon. This time I tried the Moroccan Chicken dinner and loved it! They do a nice job with spices. Always have an appetizer, and the guacamole will not disappoint you!

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DB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food is always fresh, creative and delicious.

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MA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very unique and healthy options. The atmosphere fits the food

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B
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had Andrea from True Food Chicago as our waitress. We were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary along with my birthday. We stuck up conversation with Andrea and realized she is from Michigan just like we are, so we had lots to talk about. Coming to True Food Kitchen was one of the main reasons for our trip from Mid-Michigan to Chicago. It is our favorite restaurant. (PLEASE, PLEASE bring one to Michigan. Grand Rapids would be perfect. Just consider it!!)

Anyways, Andrea was AWESOME. We couldn't stop talking about how much fun we had with her as our waitress. She even gave us a free dessert since we traveled from Michigan. She's super personable, very friendly, gave great recommendations, and was overall a fantastic waitress. You guys got a good one! Thank you again, Andrea for helping make our celebration special. :)

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RS
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As always True Food delivers - fresh, interesting and pretty darn healthy. I love the Ancient Grains bowl with protein added (steak - yum!). Great selection of wines and beers and healthy non -alcoholic beverages. Wait staff are knowledgeable and professional and the price to value ratio is pretty darn good.

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H
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at True Food Kitchen is always delicious and beautifully prepared. ALWAYS terrific.
The service, well, it is always a little confusing and slow. Sorry guys, I've dined at TFK at least 5 times and there always seems to be a mix up or a delay or a forgotten item. Hope the resto can resolve this problem because, otherwise, it's all good.

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S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great but loud. Had 5 people and it was difficult to hear everyone talking.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Too loud to talk comfortably!

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d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Cocktails were the weak link and therefore 4 stars overall. Our 3 special of the day watermelon mojitos tasted like watered down lemonade over way way too much ice. To her credit the server offered to have them remade but we chose to pass.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. We were seated at a table very close to the door so we had people standing around us (almost on top of us) for most of our meal. Not the best location, particularly when we had a reservation.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for a Friday evening at 7 and our table was ready. The menu was quite interesting and we each enjoyed our choices. The servers seemed a bit confused and twice brought things to us (a drink and then an appetizer) that were not ours, but our actual food came out pretty quickly and hot and was delicious. Really noisy but we would return. When we left about 9, there was a large group of people waiting. I would definitely suggest making a reservation!

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GM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I have eaten here many times and always love it. The food is awesome and the ambiance is great. I love all of the choices and how healthy and delicious they are.

This time the service left much to be desired. We ordered an appetizer and the waiter "spaced out" the order. However, he never asked and we waited almost 50 minutes for our entree to be served. We even waited 15+ minutes for a beverage (water) to be served - which we asked for twice. Three tables around us were seated after we arrived and were served and finished their entree by the time we received our entree.

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