True Food Kitchen - Columbus

4.5
395 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 395 people are saying
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AndreaJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and ambiance of outdoor patio was relaxing. Value for quality and quantity of food good. Will go again.

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614foodie
Columbus
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love time spent at True Food

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DeniseP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Went there for a business lunch and we were able to carry out our discussions with privacy. Looking forward to eating here again.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded a day ago

So happy we were able to accommodate your business lunch! We look forward to having you back in!

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vipluvgoodfood
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tasting, healthy food! Would definitely go back.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review!

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vipAprilK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great lunch, Unique offerings & great vibe

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for this review! We appreciate you!

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vipGregoryK
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy whatever I get. Among the best food I've had.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for this amazing review Gregory!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely breakfast on the patio. The butternut soup was perfection. My sunrise bowl a feast fir the eyes and stomach and kept me satisfied til early evening. Very hearty! My only complaint is the the coffee cups drip after every sip.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for this review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed brunch on our beautiful patio! Come back soon!

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Lovetoeat
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the five stars! We are sorry to hear that service was slow and will use this to better our serving staff everyday.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I think kitchen mistimed put food Bc one plate was hot and one was cold. They were super quick to fix it but didn’t offer anything (discount the plate at least) for the 30 minute wait, then an additional 10-15 minute wait to get it fixed.
Overall, it was good. Just wish it would’ve been compensated :)

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 7 days ago

We are so sorry to hear this! We will use this as a coaching tool with our team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only difficulty was checking out with their online system. The food and service was fantastic.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

Any of the staff will be able to help walk you through the online system next time you are in! Thank you for the review!

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TiffanyH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choose this place to meet up with a vegetarian friend. I was skeptical but the food was delicious! I had the chicken panini with a kale side salad and would eat it again. My friend had the butternut squash pizza and loved it. Portions were perfectly sized, not too much or too little.

Ambience was good, noise level was low enough to have conversation without straining to hear each other.

Prices were reasonable. Passion fruit margarita was 🔥

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much Tiffany! We really appreciate this review! Bring all your friends in and try more delicious fall items !

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hodgepodg
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I had a great curry lunch there a week ago, But dinner was problematic on Monday night - they didn't get their seafood/fish shipment, and they didn't tell the waitperson that until after she took our order. Not their fault that their shipment didn't arrive, but why didn't they tell the waitperson earlier?

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We will for sure use this as a coaching tool and make sure that our Staff has the knowledge and tools to do there jobs at all times.

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JasonS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We sat in the patio and were inundated with gnats and a persistent fly. It was my wife's 50th birthday. The food was overpriced. Our server, despite trying his best (and I can tell he is trying) messed up. By the time the latte came, 1/5 of the latte for my brother and wife were on the serving plate.

I was not impressed. Food quality and service was a lot better when we were here a year or so ago.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on October 5, 2021

Jason, we are so sorry to hear that your experience fell short of our standards. We would love to talk to you personally so we can invite you back in and make sure you get the dining experience you deserve. We look forward to hearing from you.

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LauraH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our food was cold after a long wait on the entrees.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on October 4, 2021

Laura I am so sorry to hear this! Please reach out to our management team so we can collect a few more details and make this right!

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BeverleyS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant in every way. There’s ample outside seating, a big inside area what good social distancing, wonderful healthful food, and terrific service. I’m so glad to have True Food Kitchen in Columbus!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on October 3, 2021

Beverley, thank you so so much!! Please come back soon!

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kfkf
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

One hour wait for food to be delivered, then it was overcooked and dry. If staffing issues are a problem, limit the number of guests who are allowed into the restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are working hard to create solutions in these unprecedented times.

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SandrineE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice place, great decoration and view. Very good & healthy food

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 29, 2021

:D wow thank you so much!!! We are so proud to serve delicious healthy food to you everyday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Terrible. Food was cold. That means cold eggs and cold broccolini and cold sweet potatoes. Yuck. One person received a bowl of romaine with very little toppings as described in the menu. Had to ask them to bring small cups of toppings to her. Another one ordered shrimp on salad that was boiled but not grilled. Cauliflower wasn’t roasted enough. And we were charged for a birthday dessert - which no restaurant ever does. I really wish they could get themselves together. I’ve gone to other TFK locations and it’s fabulous. Why not Columbus?

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 27, 2021

Extremely sorry to hear about your experience yesterday as it is in no way up to our standards and values. I would love to talk to you over the phone to personally apologize and invite you back in to give you the experience you deserve.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Ordered the avocado chicken wrap and it didn’t have any avocado. Chicken parm was just a grilled chicken breast with melted cheese.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 27, 2021

So sorry about your experience with the two food items this is not up to our standards. We will be using this as a coaching tool with our kitchen staff and thank you for this feedback!

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AllisonW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, responsive and kind staff, delicious meal! Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 27, 2021

No thank you Allison for coming in and for this awesome review!

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Barmotley
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return soon…fabulous. There were six of us, drinks, food, outside seating, staff was superb.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 26, 2021

This means the world to us! Thank you for the kind words!!

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MattB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lunched at True Food Kitchen midweek on a rainy, chilly day, but sat outside and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The food is unique and healthful, and the service outstanding as our server displayed good cheer, command of the menu, and general professionalism. The restaurant makes a good effort to follow best practices in providing a safe environment, too.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 26, 2021

Matt, this is the kind of review that we strive to earn everyday. We are thrilled to hear you had a great lunch and cannot wait to serve you again soon!

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vipArnieS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was a great location, covered and dry on a rainy evening. The drinks were delicious, as was the food. The small plates were very eclectic and I he entrees all prepared well, down to the vegetables and grains! Even the desserts we tried were yummy! We’ve been very happy with Trie Food the past couple of visits, and the vegetarian options (some vegan!) are an added plus for our friends and family!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 26, 2021

We are so glad you came out and enjoyed an evening on the patio! We look forward to serving you plus your family and friends in the near future!

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KateK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there- we were very impressed!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you Kate! Please come back soon!

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BruceC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

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

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you for the feed back we will share this with our chef team.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We initially had a reservation for The Ocean Club, but since we have been there before and we are primarily vegetarian, we decided to give True Food Kitchen a try. Your restaurant has more variety for vegetarians. The cauliflower was amazing and the sea bass was delicious. We will be coming here again.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We cannot wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

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

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Marilyn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 15, 2021

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 on September 13, 2021

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!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on September 13, 2021

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
3 reviews
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
49 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
64 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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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 4.5 stars by 395 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.