True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.6
2014 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Chicago is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipRichardZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved our dinner! We had a concert at the Chicago Theater and the walk was a bit blustery as there was a chilly wind blowing in January but otherwise an easy walk (a little more than half a mile). We are vegetarians and there were many great options for us and it looked like many for meat eaters as well. We ordered the “immunity soup”, Brussels sprouts, a seasonal salad and the teriyaki quinoa bowl and everything was delicious! The only complaint was that we would have preferred the soup server hotter (it was warm but not hot). And the flourless chocolate dessert was amazing!

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vipBrent
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so perfect for me, as I have food allergies and intolerances. They’ve been able to accommodate me with minimal effort every time! The fall menu has several squash items on it. Try them all! From the soup (sweetened with maple syrup for you sugar shunners) to the gluten free pizza with almond ricotta, shaved butternut squash, cranberries and sage (think stuffing on your pizza!), to the squash pie (gluten free crust, minimal sugar and not overly sweet). None will disappoint!

When you go, be sure to ask for Dustin. He’s very knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. Can’t wait to go back again!

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Valt
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The TERIYAKI QUINOA BOWL was very good (although you could make the same thing at home), it was quite tasty & healthy, I added Salmon. I felt that it was a bit pricey for what I got, but I will def go here again to try some of the other menu items. I was really impressed with the SQUASH PIE and how delicious it was (didn't expect that), and also how good my LATTE COFFEE was, as I'm a coffee snob.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are looking forward to your next visit and are excited for you to try some of our other menu items. Have a great weekend!

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mdiner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, overall great experience!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks a million!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great and fired on all cylinders. Job well done!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the great review! Cheers!

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EdenB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service was great! Food was amazing, especially the butternut squash soup, the brussel sprouts, teriyaki quinoa bowl and the salmon! Will definitely come back and would recommend it!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thanks for the great review, Eden!!! We can't wait to see you again!

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JoanneL
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good time with a group of people who follow very different diets. The menu easily accommodated all of us. Food and drinks (specialty cocktails) were fantastic.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thanks, Joanne! I am happy everyone enjoyed themselves. We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waiter was in a hurry.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to review your feedback with my team. Have a great new year!

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vipkathys
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fresh and original! Husband loved Poke bowl. Brussels sprouts were delicious and a new take on a traditional vegetable. A must for vegetarians or anyone wanting really fresh food

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review, Kathy!

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Nancy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is nice. We shared several plates and are very satisfied. The round table is a little but small for us. However the waiter who helped us seems to be new there. They mistakenly took the order from other table to us.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for your review, Nancy. Please accept my apologies for any mistakes that were made, I am glad you enjoyed the food and hope you will dine with us again,

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of Quality healthy options in a open space.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thanks so much for your review!

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TheJCShow
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flatbread and Sparkling Rose we had there and Christmas Eve was fantastic!!!! Always a great ding experience.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks for the great review! Cheers!

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TriciaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great healthy food and delicious. Love the flourless chocolate cake!!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks a million, Tricia!

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EricaF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not crowded at all. Great food and service. Would love to go again

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks Erica! We hope you visit us again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was a nice vibe when we got there and the waiter started off well. He forgot to bring us waters and we had to ask three times. Which we were not upset just a little annoyed but he only had one other table and the restaurant wasn’t busy. Then our food came out and it wasn’t that flavorful. I had the quinoa teriyaki bowl and it was okay but the broccoli was raw I wish I had know that before ordering it. The portions also did not match the pictures online when we looked them up ahead of time. As a started we got the dumplings which only had four but the picture online showed 6. That was unusual. But what pushed us was that when we asked us for the checks he had to come back two times and ask all four of us what we ordered. Then when he brought our bills he stood at the end of the table humming to himself waiting for all of our payments. I don’t live in Chicago so idk if I will be back but the service for sure could have been better and food could have had more flavor.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Please accept my apologies for your underwhelming dining experience. If you are available, I would love to touch base regarding your visit. Any more information you are able to provide could help to provide valuable coaching to my team. Thanks, Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-204-6981

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salyarcht
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved most of what we ordered except for the margherita pizza that did not have fresh sliced tomatoes on top.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for your review! While our Margherita pizza does not come with tomatoes, we will be happy to add them any time you like. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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JoanneS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant option when you have friends that are Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and just wanting to eat healthier. Food is amazing and just a great option for everyone to enjoy good food and creative beverages.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thanks for your great review, Joanne! Enjoy your holidays, and we can't wait to see you again!

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vipkpr123
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really like the mission of the restaurant and our meals were excellent. I added a request to my food and they were very happy to accomodate.

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Responded on December 23, 2021

I am so happy you enjoyed everything! Cheers!

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vipNot2pleased
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited over an hour just to get our appetizers during the week service is terrible and disappointing

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

I am incredibly sorry for the poor service you received. I would love to know more about your visit so I can have the opportunity to make it right with you and to share your feedback with my team. Please feel free to reach out to me any time. Thanks, Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-240-6981

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vipBrent
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have several food allergies. It severely limits where I can safely dine. True Foods created delicious dishes that didn’t cause any problems for me. Their grasp of what can be done with butternut squash is mind blowing!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thanks for your awesome review, Brent! Enjoy your holidays! Cheers!

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Zoraida
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great as usual but we had some very rambunctious and messy diners near us. All adults so inexcusable but not the restaurants fault.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for your review, Zoraida!

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guiness394
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Variety is perfect for a diverse group. So fresh and healthy to boot! Felt very safe in terms of distancing and COVID measures. Staff were excellent and tolerated a large crowd. All of us were first timers and will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

I appreciate your kind words! I am happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again. Cheers!

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GaryG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my work team. I love the chain, and have been to multiple locations around the US. The Chicago location barely shows diversity. I wish there were more employees of color. The wait-staff seems all white.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much, Gary!

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vipTomC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions have been significantly reduced which is a bummer. This was one of our favorites.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Tom. I will share your review with my chef team.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a healthy lunch and it was so good that we came back the next day! Both servers were so sweet & we HIGHLY recommend the matcha horchata, either hot or cold. WILL be coming back!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much!!! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Julie5
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Chicken was very dry, almost not edible.
Poke bowl was decent

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Julie, I am so sorry about your chicken, but thank you for your feedback. I will share this review with my chef team so they can make any necessary improvements.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of nine on a Friday night. The food and drinks were delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Service could have been a bit quicker.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you!

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DrWho13
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu full of GF options, very convenient location, and service was above and beyond. Wine list was great, and food presentation was full of flavor and appropriate amounts.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you so much! We can't wait to see you again!

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EricaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Of all the times I’ve been to this restaurant this was the first time I experienced horrible service… The drinks (tea/matcha cocktail) took long to come out but our food (pancakes/salmon & Turkey burger) took waaaaay longer… Complained to the manager Scott and he apologized and took care of the bill… The food was good as usual… I’ll def be back hopefully with better service.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you, Erica, for allowing us the chance to make things right. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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vipdamiro64
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent locally-sourced ingredients and delicious veggie options make this a great restaurant for everyone.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and accommodating, food was amazing and would definitely recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the healthy menu options and the friendly, knowledgeable staff.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thanks a million!

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AYIL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Open airy space with friendly service and a nice selection of healthy, vibrant brunch items.

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Responded on December 7, 2021

Thanks so much, Ayil!

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MaribethE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there and it won't be my last. I selected it because my cousin is a vegetarian and is hard finding placing we both enjoy. Well this place just made it to the tip top of the list. 🙂

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Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Maribeth!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

All the tables are 2 feet from each other. Extremely loud and lacks privacy.

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Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Had many waiters but often had to hail someone down for service.

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Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will be sure to share this with my team.

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Casey
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Overall, the food is good but I would recommend ordering it for takeout rather than dining in. The service and ambiance killed the experience.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Casey, Thank you for your feedback. I would love to know more about your visit so I can work with my team to improve on our shortcomings. Please feel free to reach out any time to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-204-6981

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Cnair613
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have eaten here once before years ago and remember it being pretty good. Unfortunately, this experience was not the same. Service was mediocre at best. Our waitress did the bare minimum. Two of us ordered the sea bass, which looked unappealing and old when it was set down. We both cut into them and they were raw in the middle. Our friends both had the same dish which was a vegan meal (not sure which one) and stated it was fine, but wasn’t very flavorful. She said it in front of the waitress, who had no response. We also order the Brussels sprouts and charred cauliflower, which were both good. We had a round of drinks. My Sauvignon blanc tasted like the bottle had been open for a few days. I was not familiar with the brand so possible it’s just the way it tastes, but it wasn’t good. We sent the fish back and got a margarita pizza, which was decent. The waitress was unapologetic and didn’t seem to care and a manager never came over to check in or apologize after being served raw food. One of our friends was vegan and another is gluten-free, which is why we chose this restaurant. They have a lot of options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free people and they do a great job listing it next to the meal. Unfortunately, none of us would return after that experience.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry we fell short on delivering a great experience. We are always aiming to improve, so any additional details you could provide would be amazing. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Thanks, Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager 312-204-6981

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JohnW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The variety of standard and vegan options was worthwhile. My daughter had an excellent vegan burger while my wife and daughter got the flatbreads. I got a Korean noodle bowl, which was loaded with cilantro, which is ok by me. Not a great value, but a solid menu for River North if you're looking for non-meat or vegan entrees.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for your review, John

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True Food Kitchen - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 2014 OpenTable diners.

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.