True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
1376 reviews
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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.
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HE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything on the menu taste good. Love healthy eating!

DH
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy and so good

LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, the food is healthy unique and delicious!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Lauren!

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our 3rd time dining here and have never been disappointed with the healthy choices and quality of the food. We sat outside on a beautiful Saturday evening. Inside is somewhat noisier, but this was perfect for us. My wife is gluten free and had no trouble with her selections and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about modifying if her choice was not designated gluten free. Gluten free Lasagna was outstanding!

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Responded 4 days ago

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but just know the type of restaurant you’re going too because they’re definitely lighter/smaller meals. But that is what we were looking for and GF so it was perfect

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Alyssa!

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HA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food however the service was terrible. Our waiter was too busy chatting with other patrons to get us some ice, water for the table or even our bill after being asked multiple times. When questioned about the lack of attention, he didn't know how to respond. It made what could have been an enjoyable meal very disappointing. We may try it again because of the food, but it will be a while.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Too loud, tables too close to

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at True Food Kitchen. The service was friendly and attentive. The food felt decadent while being healthy! And the menu had many options for vegetarians. It's not necessarily geared towards families, but we felt comfortable having our 2 children there - both loved the pizza! We also highly recommend the edamame dumplings.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review Denise!

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DD
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food....healthy! Upbeat atmosphere.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you Doug!

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience all around. Both food and service were great. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We had their flat brad and their curry dish and they were both excellent. The fish tacos were a little dry and less flavorful than the description suggested so won't order again. We went back for the curry the next day and also ordered their Korean noodles dish and charred cauliflower for appetizer and both were exceptional. Next time we would add a protein to the Korean noodles though- the dish itself is very flavorful but doesn't have a lot of veggies in it- just one (!) mushroom and some sprouts and cilantro.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you Natasha!

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had an amazing experience at True Food Kitchen for dinner. As people with autoimmune conditions, it can be difficult to comfortably dine out with our food restrictions (e.g., no diary, no grains, no processed oils, etc.). When we saw the Paleo and Keto menu at True Food Kitchen, we were already excited but after reading about the restaurant online, we learned that they are willing to make additional accommodations to meet your dietary restrictions. I reached out to their chef via e-mail who promptly responded to me acquiring about our food restrictions. I placed our order in via e-mail. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by a friendly server. Shortly after, the General Manager approached our table to let us know that they are aware of our dietary restrictions and are ready to accommodate us in the kitchen. We felt relieved that they were so pleasant and non-chalant about the accommodations as so we didn't feel like a burden or crazy for adhering to our diet. The staff made us feel incredibly empowered and supported in prioritizing our health. The food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious! Our two other friends who ordered off their regular menu also had a pleasant experience and commented on how delicious their food was. Overall 5/5 stars for food and service! It is rare to find a place to eat out without worrying about your diet or feel guilty about it afterwards and True Food Kitchen made it extremely easy to have a pleasant dining experience! Highly recommend!

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Wow! Thank you Amy! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything part of your experience so much. We hope to see you again soon!

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BY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food --friendly and attentive wait staff. Love this place ---great for a group.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you Barbara!

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TT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

arrived on time for a noon reservation. was glad there weren’t many patrons as was meeting a friend to catch up and the place can get loud. friendly hostess wanted to seat us in between two other couples despite other tables being open; decided to sit at bar. waiter started off fantastic and went down hill from there. 3 times we were interrupted by a server wanting to give us food that wasn’t ours. max 20 people in restaurant :0 waited at least 20 minutes for an ice tea - apparently machine not working. after we received our food never saw a server again. we wanted dessert and another server said she could help us. She asked if we want the dessert to go; pretty sure the ice cream would melt the minute we stepped outside, so no. Have been here numerous times for dinner and everything was fantastic. Cant recommend for lunch at this time.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience during recent visit. We try to provide great hospitality and food for all guests throughout the entire day. Clearly we fell short last Friday. I would like the opportunity to make this up to you. If you could provide your contact info I would like to make sure we send you a gift card for your next visit and ensure you are provided with the great service you are used to receiving when visiting our restaurant.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal, both vegan and non vegan. Our waitress was great, and the atmosphere was fun. Definitely recommend!

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the amazing feed back!

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S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is terrific!! Service was great! Loved the new summer entrees. The one negative- the noise from Barry's Boot Camp is a bit overwhelming!!

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you!

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was only ok, but the food was excellent. Absolutely recommend.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you Jessica

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RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to True Food Kitchen in California and Arizona. The menu is fit for all dietary restrictions. I am gluten free and vegan, and was able to find a delicious cocktail and lunch! My boyfriend even loved his steak tacos. Great restaurant with healthy, fresh, foodie vibes

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review Rachel!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved that all the items were labeled on the menu (vegetarian, gluten free), clean and well attended to restrooms, great ambiance. Only downfall is that they ran out of flourless chocolate cake.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you Ariel!

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Waited almost 45 min between when we ordered and when food arrived. Had to get check when food came and left with food in boxes.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Jenn, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I know 45 minute wait for food is not normal in our restaurant. We are sorry this happened to you and I know we can do better. I hope you are willing to give us a another chance to prove this to you. If you could PM your contact info I would like to send you a gift card for your next visit.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat outdoors by request. Nice area. Delicious food. We had blueberry pancakes and the breakfast bowls.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

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FR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super food, many gluten free options....and wonderful gluten free desserts. Thank youuu!

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Responded on August 8, 2019

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S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant numerous times and it never disappoints. Food is always amazing, service is great, and ambiance is beautiful. I have been for brunch and dinner and both are so good.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you Sarah!

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MM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food, loud atmosphere but worth it, delicious!

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Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you Meg!

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MC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome space. Great food. Wonderful, accommodating staff.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

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MW
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drink were outstanding. Great choices for all tastes, and incredible vegan options.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback!

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N
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great location and venue, the cauliflower starter is AMAZING!!

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Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you Neale!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere with a wonderful selection of healthy food choices.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank You.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I usually love this place. We ordered a pizza and it was JUST crust, cold tomato sauce, & raw arugula with some olive oil... (no cheese and the toppings weren’t even cooked!!) kind of disappointing considering the dinner was around $100 with a tip. Sad too because it was for a birthday dinner!!! Thankfully I enjoyed the drink I got

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on August 4, 2019

I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent experience at True Food Kitchen. I would like to hear more details so we can fix these issues going forward. Could you please provide me with you contact info? My email is brien.terhune @ truefoodkitchen

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

True Food Kitchen is one of
My favorites in Chicago. Everything I’ve tried has been a home run!!

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Responded on August 4, 2019

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VM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food is great but service was horrendous. We needed to ask another server to get us water. Appetizer never came. No one asked us if we wanted a second cocktail. Oh well...

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on August 4, 2019

We are sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. We try to provide great service to all guest, but sounds like we were not able to provide this for you. I know we can do better and only hope you will give us a second chance. If you could provide me you with your contact info I will ensure you are taken care of on your next visit. My email is brien.terhune @ truefoodkitchen

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Took a long time to get food, but everything else was great

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Responded on August 14, 2019

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GK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place is good for the health conscious, but neither of our kids ate their food - too edge for them.

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Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you Greg.

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S
New England
75 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu and amazing food . Everything was fresh and very delicious with great flavor Portions very adequate for the price . Service also very friendly and attentive . Ambience very relaxing and lively

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you Shirin!

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MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was great experience, the food was amazing. I will go back soon.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you Monica!

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N
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAING...True Food Kitchen is my favorite restaurant hands down

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you Nate!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Have been there twice before and had a good experience, but the food was really disappointing this time - lacking in flavor overall and the salad was dry and underdressed.

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Responded on August 4, 2019

Sorry you didn't enjoy food. We would like to hear more so we can improve.

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KR
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely!

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars Katie!

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MM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The menu is so fresh and healthy. You feel good eating here.
Service is always on point.
Only minus is it is quite loud inside with the high ceilings.
Had dinner and sat outside which was the perfect experience.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you Michelle!

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JK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for lunch. So fresh and healthy! Great service and bright, vibrant environment!

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Responded on July 29, 2019

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SW
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food, always top notch!! We can’t not visit here when in Chicago :)

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review!

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