True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
1036 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 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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What 1036 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, I have diet restrictions and it is perfect! Our server was great, all the food was great and everyone I take here loves it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vegan options. Delicious food, everyone loved their choices. Friendly, efficient server.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time at the restaurant. They responded easily with a few specific food allergies. Food was very good, service was appropriately timed. Will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant

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BG
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place in Chicago

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Chicago
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the food at True Life Kitchen, and I like it even more knowing it is healthy. The lasagna is my favorite. The entire staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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JL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and helpful staff

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N
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to True Food. Unfortunately, it may be our last. I was visiting my daughter who just recently received a job transfer to St. Louis. However, if I do return to Chicago for a visit, I would very much enjoy a return to enjoy True Food. The meal was excellent, as was the service.

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CN
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While I'm more of a basic, meat-n-potatoes kind of guy, I was still able to find some nice dishes for me to try during Sunday brunch. My wife loves the concept of the food being 'good for you' and really liked the options and the items that she tried. We would BOTH recommend it!

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks so much for a great meal! Friendly staff, fresh ingredients - all around quality experience.

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GS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere! Food was inventive and delicious! Our service was excellent too. Overall the experience was great. We’ll be coming back again for sure!!

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B
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here with a party of 6 Saturday December 1st. It was excellent!!! We started off with the guacamole and chips and I had the salmon. Everyone loved their dishes. Thanks

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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BL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it ! I am vegetarian and an athlete. I am mindful in our food offerings at home and it is great to be able to go out and eat mindfully! True Foods supports that!

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was fantastic. I wish I had her name. She checked on us several times. One of the best servers ever!

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RL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for dinner and it has very good food in a lovely atmosphere. Service is very helpful, too.

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a
Indiana
121 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is unique and delicious, and one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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BH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! Always great service!

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y
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very, very accommodating for severe food allergies. Waiter checked, and double checked before serving anything.

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Great food and service. So nice to eat organic, delicious food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We came as a special occasion. Bringing a friend here for a long awaited get together. The ambiance was great and the noise level was adequate, the the service and food were TERRIBLE. We had a pizza and three different dinners. The pizza was over cooked and the crust tasted glued together. The entrees were each awful in their own ways. One bowl was barely cooked. One had almost NO sauce and when more sauce was requested, they brought salad dressing instead. The third dinner was over cooked and awful. ALSO not only was the food awful - the service was sub par. The food took forever to get delivered to the table. The waiter seemed to hate his job and was unresponsive and annoyed by any requests. I was expecting so much more and was completely disappointed.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good they have changed their chicken and I’m not as much of a fan but that is the only change I noticed and it could be seasonal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Detailed menu of delicious varied food. Excellent atmosphere & service.

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CD
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the meal and the service was amazing! I have been here before, and it never disappoints. There is something on the menu for everyone, their drinks and non-alcoholic drinks are all amazing and so tasty. I think the best part is the food is actually healthy - so even if you order a "heavy" option, you don't walk out feeling gross.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I eat here frequently. Overall it was very good. This visit, the service was a bit below par. But honestly it was not bad service. She forgot a request for an extra side and it was a bit difficult to get her attention. Actually the food for a friend was a bit weird. She had ordered a bowl of soup and it came without any bread or anything, just the bowl of soup. When she asked for bread, the server said, "We don't have any bread but we have toast." Um, I thought that toast IS bread, just toasted? Otherwise, it is a great place to meet up with friends

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OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The food was great and so was the service!!

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JR
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food. Great for lunch!

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OT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food if you like that kind of stuff. I’d rather have a burger and fries. But it seems as though others enjoyed the fare

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fabulous restaurant with super great food!!!
Will definitely recommend!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our food restrictions

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f
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, great healthy meal especially if you're looking for something light. Loved the edamame dumplings, but definitely on the expensive side.

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N
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I really want to like True Food Kitchen, but I just don’t think the food and prices are appropriately matched. Truly enjoyed my Sunrise Bowl, and would order it again. The roasted sweet potatoes , pesto, mushrooms, ancient grains and egg was a tasty combo. My dining companion ordered the Mediterranean Chicken Pita, which she enjoyed although the chicken was dry. Neither the kale salad or sweet potato hash adds much. The fresh juice drinks and cocktail we ordered were okay but pricey. So the $60 price tag for 2 means that TFK is not a regular everyday dining option for us.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have eaten at True Food several times. I ordered different entrees each time and they have always been very good. The food is relatively simple, slightly unconventional and tasty with a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant.
Prices are reasonable. I always look forward to eating here.

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JB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I didn't know that Dr. Weil had started this restaurant. The menu is varied and interesting. Very creative preparations.

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f
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food here, so many choices for folks who dont eat meat, great drinks, teas...i coukd eat this kind if food every day.

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OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was healthy and delicious and the atmosphere was great

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b
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We live in the neighborhood and can always rely on this restaurant for good tasting, healthy food.

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LM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious!!!!!!!
Interesting menu choices!
Waitress was lovely!

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PC
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I like the look of the restaurant and the concept and this was a repeat visit. But this time there was a problem. When ordering a noodle dish I made a point of mentioning I didn't want any onions/scallions in or on the dish. The server asked if it was a "severe" allergy to which I replied no, but I didn't want them. Of course, the dish was brought to the table by someone else (maybe a floor manager) and there were the scallions. I commented on it and was asked what was wrong while I picked scallions off my meal. I'm sure if I would have made a stink it would have been taken away. But I was hungry and didn't want to wait to have it re-made. Our server saw my pile of scallions, apologized, and even said what a labor (sic) it was to place the order. The first person who brought the dish even came by the table on her rounds and removed my napkin of scallions. So--did they try to make up for the mistake? Nope. They could have brought a dessert with an apology, comped two beverages....lots of options. But nothing. Oh yes, how was the food? Good, not great and not that great of a value. It was my second visit and I'm not rushing to go back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately our dining experience at True Food was disappointing. The highlight was the salmon and hot apple jack (though the drink was light on the bourbon). The lowlights were the tacos, burger, and overall service. Our server herself was fine but lacked support.

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