True Food Kitchen - Columbus

4.6
370 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Columbus 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.

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, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 370 people are saying
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BruceC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was very mediocre. Overly seasoned, small portion entree

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant-open fresh clean! Menu is great the seasonal salad is so good

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded a day ago

We to love the seasonal salad! Thanks for coming in!

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MarilynM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu for vegetarians. Fresh food, creative combinations, relaxed atmosphere.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this review! We could not agree more!

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vipDrKLKB
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible! We dined with another couple who are newly vegan and everyone was excited to see so many choices for their taste. We will be back!

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DonnaP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were out of Brussels sprouts and steak. Very disappointed.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

Donna, we are sorry to hear that we were out of a few items you wanted to enjoy. We are working with our resources to provide the best quality food that aligns with our standards. Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to True Food a few times before and it is always great! The food is amazing, atmosphere is great and service is wonderful!

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Responded 6 days ago

We love receiving reviews like this!! Thank you so so much!

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RichH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was nothing to write home about. It wasn't worthy of the price. However, the server was very knowledgable and the menu was very allergy friendly. The drink options were fantastic, I just wish the food lived up to the same quality.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 8, 2021

Rich, our new fall menu is out TODAY, and we would love to invite you back in to try it!

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TessE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except undercooked sweet potato hash. Will try again!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you Tess for the five stars!

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EdwardB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service! The mgr and server were so great with me being a vegan. All three dinners were great and all of us (2non-vegans) got the vegan key lime pie and loved it.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you so much for leaving this review! We love that everyone can find something to love!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, fresh, creative food. Loved the seasonal menu. Staff very knowledgeable and enjoyed her recommendations. We started with edamame dumplings, which were delicious although portion seemed small. Husband had sea bass and enjoyed. Patio overlooks park like courtyard with porch swings, however indoor decor less inviting. We will definitely be back and have already forwarded menu and endorsement to vegan/vegetarian friends.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so thrilled to read about your experience and thank you so much for sharing it with your friends. We look forward to serving you again soon. :D

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Lee79
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The gluten free crust was awful. Definitely one of the worst I’ve had. I’d consider dropping from menu kind of bad. Service and ambience were good.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and the review of our service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have a garlic allergy and they were super good about knowing which menu items had garlic. This is great as most restaurants don’t track garlic as an allergen. Unfortunately though, every single menu item had garlic except for three salads. Not many options at all and nothing made fresh/to order.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the awesome review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to TFK and look forward to having you join us again soon!

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vipMandy
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Menu looks outstanding and we were very excited to try several items. The tuna lettuce appetizer had great texture but the fish tasted too fishy as in “not so fresh” Sweet potatoe hash also looked and tasted as if prepared the day ahead. May visit again and try different items, may just be the lack of proper help or training issues.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 30, 2021

Mandy, we are so sorry to hear that we did not deliver on our standards during your visit. Please let a manager know the next time you are coming in, so we can ensure that you get the experience you deserve!

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was over cooked and the taste was poor, very disappointing! The pizza flat bread appetizer has so much garlic you couldn’t taste anything else. The manager told me all their dishes have garlic. Garlic is used in frozen foods to enhance the bland taste of frozen food. Apparently this place is trying to disguise the poor taste of their food.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 30, 2021

Tracy, We are so sorry to hear this. I would love to personally apologize for dropping the ball on your visit. If you could please reach out to our management team we we love to make this right and invite you back in for the experience you deserve. Thank you so much for this feedback

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vipBari4
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steak chopped salads were delish and the birthday guy’s margarita pizza was scrumptious! Plus, a dessert on the house! Perfect meal!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 26, 2021

Yay! Thank you so much for choosing us to help celebrate a birthday! We are so happy to hear you all had a good time!

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Kynthia7
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We have all eaten at TFK many times. This time was particularly poor service (a Friday evening). At different points during the meal, we each ordered drinks and the server forgot (more than once) and a few of us had nothing to drink from some time (even water!). Our server was very nice, and we understand that restaurants are suffering right now, but our basics weren't covered sufficiently. Also, one in our party ordered salmon with his noodle bowl, and got shrimp instead. I hope this place can get more synchronized, because we have many other restaurant choices at this location, and the food is good, but not fantastic. I would recommend this place during lunch or another time when they're not so busy. It's also SO loud, that conversations are challenging.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 26, 2021

Kynthia, if you please could contact our management team at your earliest convenience so we can get more details and make this right It would be our pleasure. This review was hard to read and is not up to our standards. I would personally love to invite you and your group back in, so you can get the experience you deserve!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the covered patio was fantastic!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you Robert for this amazing review!!

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vipJschumacher87
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I've been wanting to try True Food since it opened at Easton. It was okay - - meaning I wouldn't pick to go there, but wouldn't refuse to go there.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 21, 2021

We are so sorry to be reading this! I would personally like to talk to you and see where we fell short during your visit so we can fix this and make it right for you! If you would contact our management team at your earliest convenience we would love to get more details.

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vipbiztrvlr
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Kale salad on the planet. The Avocado Key Lime Pie is crazy good. Only issue I've had and it's happened every single time I've been there is they leave your glass empty. I've had to beg for water refills each visit. Not sure what the deal is with that. Are they trying to get us to leave sooner? Not sure but there must be something to it since it's been all kinds of various servers.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you so much for this review and feedback! We will use this to coach and inspire our team to be better tomorrow than we were today! Please come back soon!

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JeffreyR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Was excited to try it out but was disappointed in the food and atmosphere

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Jeffrey, I would love to talk to you personally to get some more details so I can make this right. Please contact our management team so we can personally apologize for the short comings during your visit.

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RoseC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cordial and pleasant greeters. Seating was immediate. We had barely sat down and waitress was there. The service was great and the food interesting and totally delicious. We ordered 3 different items and each one was terrific. We will definitely go back and recommend to others.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Rose! Thank you for shouting out our host team! We are so excited you had a good time! Please come back soon!

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vipGSGCols
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting and creative cocktails and very good, natural food options. We'll be back!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for the review, we cannot wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good, everyone enjoyed their meal.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

We are so thrilled to hear you all had a good time! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good, but honestly too expensive for our budget. I understand that local, organic food is more expensive, so I’m sure the value is there, but this isn’t a place we could regularly go to.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We have an amazing True rewards program that offers different promotions and fun things! Be sure to check it out on your next visit!

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Aaron
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just very average overall. Restaurant mostly empty yet drinks took 15-20 minutes each round. Party of 5 all thought the food was just ok.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Aaron, we are so sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. I would love to get more details so I can make this right! Please contact our management team at your earliest convivence.

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ScottT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server did a terrific job and was very professional. Sorry do not recall name.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for this amazing review! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at True Food Kitchen, brought my 10yr old son for a weekend lunch date. The food was amazing, great staff, nice patio. Kid Friendly! We will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 9, 2021

We are so happy that you and your son had a good time!! Please come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is amazing. Everything on their menu is delicious, healthy, and beautifully presented. Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again! :)

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MyFood
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to breakfast outside. Consistently great food.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you so much for spending a beautiful day with us! We love when guest love the food just as much as we do!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We eat here quite often. Absolutely love it.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 8, 2021

We absolutely love this review! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was referred by a friend. We wanted healthy, but tasty and that is what we got. Will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 8, 2021

This review makes us so happy! We cannot wait to have you and your friend back in! Thank you!

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BaileyM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delish. New favorite spot for sure. We will be coming back for date night OFTEN!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 7, 2021

Bailey we look forward to hosting all your future date nights and other celebrations!

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BarbaraC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon meal and edmame avocado guacamole were delicious. Food very fresh and fabulous.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 7, 2021

Barbara, we are super proud of the food we serve and love when our guests see that!

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Lola
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outside seating a must! fresh, healthy food. Plus great service.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 7, 2021

Lola, thank you for taking the time to write this review!! Please come join us on the patio soon

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SusanD
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside with a beautiful view of some of the artwork in the surrounding area. Our server was friendly, efficient, and very willing to make our lunch there a nice experience.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 7, 2021

We love being right in the middle of beautiful art work! Thank you for the kind words about our service we work hard everyday to earn reviews like this!

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Gelitas
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Incredible food with plenty of choices to get in some fruit and/or veggies. Beautiful patio! We will definitely be back.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words! I cannot wait for you to come back, the patio is four seasons by the way!

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vipSilly
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken parmigiana with vegetables. The chicken was tasty and the vegetables were excellent

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vipJackC
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food collection.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We made a reservation for 6 people on open table, but the restaurant did not honor it. The one hostess was really rude to our group and made us wait an hour for a table that we had a confirmed reservation for.

However, the drinks and food slightly made up for her poor customer service skills. We enjoyed our meal and once we got to our seat, the service was overall pretty good.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the misunderstanding at our host stand. My name is Christy Babcock and I am the dining room manager here at True Food Kitchen Columbus. I would love the opportunity to talk to you over the phone so I can personally see that this situation gets fix and to invite you back in to have the experience you deserve. We truly are sorry to hear that our expectations were not met on this visit and we are thankful for the feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Appetizer came out before drinks! Bar was a little backed up - chicken Parmesan a little dry but still had good flavor - chicken in Cobb salad was a little dry to - have been here several times and love it - tonight’s was not exceptional but it was still good

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate every coaching opportunity for our team to become better. We are so sorry that the chicken was not up to our standards and would love to have you back in to find a dish you absolutely love on us for your next visit. Please contact me at the store my name is Christy Babcock and I am the dining room manager!

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You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Columbus using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 269-8910.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus is rated 4.6 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

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

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.