True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

4.3
213 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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True Food Kitchen in Hackensack 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 Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, in-season ingredients.

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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Fudie15
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ok. Nothing much to rave about

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vipFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

There was nothing memorable about this meal. When you go out to eat at a restaurant the food should be delicious. You return to a restaurant over and over because you have ordered some food items that taste so wonderful you are drawn back to that restaurant. You crave that starter or entre or dessert but not here ! True Food Kitchen needs to up their game or they will be gone in 1 year from now ! Sorry to be so harsh.

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BrittD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love that TFK serves healthy fare. However, that doesn’t always translate to flavorful food. Drinks were excellent as were apps: especially the cauliflower. However, entrees were bland and dry. Seabass fir $30 was uninspiring and spaghetti squash casserole was dull. Strange that the only milk for coffee is oat milk when there is plenty of dairy on the menu-why draw the line there? Overall good but not dying to go back

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LynnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food with a healthy bent. Atmosphere seems to be geared toward young families. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Great to have such healthy options when I’m not in the mood to cook.

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vipjersey111
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fortunately we were able to sit outside, excellent menu choices

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MollieS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Very sanitary too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was inattentive. Had the sea bass. It was overcooked and very dry. We were six and entrees didn’t all come out at the same time. Waiter cleared half the dishes and never came back for the rest or to ask if we wanted dessert etc. had to flag down the manager just to get a check.

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IronRach
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server was in a very hot hurry and seemed to not have time to take our food and drink order; really disappointing.
Also, disappointing was staring at the lipstick stain on my glass.
I hope this isn't going to be one of the cases when a restaurant starts off strong and goes downhill....

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smiley422
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New experience! Six of us had mixed reactions. Too much fennel, too much cilantro, for some. Perfect for others.

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carriew
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Our waiter and his assistant who is training could not have been more lovely and warm. The food however was almost an hour of all the hamburger was burnt to a crisp the cauliflower had absolutely no flavor and tasted like it was thawed out from frozen we ordered sparkling water and got flat it was a disaster and they only charged us for one meal I would never go back the only redeeming quality was the lovely waiter his name was Leo

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 29, 2021

Carrie, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Thank you, Mitch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Not the waiters fault. But the bartender was slow. Our appetizer came before our drinks. And don't alter the menu!!! They don't understand that. And as for a cocktail not on the menu, forget it. I think maybe everything is predate and the just pour as needed. I wanted one drink and they couldn't do it, because they out of nutmeg. So I said skip it and he said that can't be done. What?

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dominik, I am so sorry to hear about your subpar experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Waiting that long to a beverage is not our standard and i would love to turn this experience into a great one. Thank you, Mitch

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Chelli
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I’ve been here a few times and always gave you 5 stars. This time I was bringing people to your restaurant and didn’t have good experience. There was hair in one pizza, couldn’t make two drinks because was missing one ingredient and waiter was not like the past I’ve had. Sorry to say I was very disappointed this time.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 27, 2021

Chelli I am so sorry to hear about your subpar experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Thank you, Mitch

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Tiffany
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! I was told that it's good for people who have an anti-inflammatory diet. It's my second time here and I have never felt bloated after eating. Also, get their cookie dessert.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS Tiffany! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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LisaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I decided to give this place another try after having a bad take-out experience. I liked the menu and the outdoor dining option so I met my friend here for dinner. I ordered the skinny margarita which came without salt and was heavy on the cucumber. Maybe that works for some but it tasted more like a cucumber cocktail than a margarita.

For dinner, I had the grilled chicken parm. The chicken came in two round circles (not flat like most chicken parm) with burnt cheese on both ends. The chicken was chewy and very hard to cut with the cutlery provided. We also didn’t have cutlery when we got our meals.

Overall this was another disappointing experience at the True Food Kitchen, especially since I met a friend here from out of state and was trying to take him for a nice dinner. I don’t anticipate returning here for a third let-down.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 27, 2021

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. I look forward to hearing from you Thank you, Mitch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food needed more flavoring. Everything was bland

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us in regards to the taste of food. Please contact the restaurant so we can discuss this further. Thank you.

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Antonius
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter Elvis was excellent and the Manager solved a little issue the right way. Customers are valued and remarks are recognized.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Antonius. I am happy to hear that we were able to recognize and address the issue right away and turn your experience around. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Also, great drink menu! Can’t wait to go back.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS Jennifer. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always delish. Drinks aren’t very strong, but tasty nonetheless.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the stars, hope to see you again soon

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vipLaurenG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious food, nice ambience, and great service. Will definitely go back. Also the squash pie for dessert was stellar!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 23, 2021

Lauren, Thank you for the 5 STARS! I love to hear that your enjoyed your squash pie as that is one of my personal favorites. We look forward to serving you soon!

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Director
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my granddaughter at her request and was pleasantly surprised. The food was very delicious and service was good…. I will go back!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS!

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Foodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Ok food which came quickly. Without plates, napkins or utensils! Service poor! Plenty of servers who had to be asked several times for place settings and ordered drinks. Some servers were not wearing masks over noses. Disgusting!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello, I am truly apologize about your dining experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch

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vipMARIAB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a bit disappointed because my husband and I were there before and the food was excellent. This time I ordered the sea bass and it was so overcooked that you
could not tell what type of fish it was. For a $30 entree
it should have been cooked perfectly

Will go back but maybe just for lunch. The restaurant is
nice and roomy and the drinks are delicious

I was wondering why the place was so empty on a Saturday night maybe because the food is not what it was

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello Maria, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch

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JeffS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

had to wait 25 minutes for a glass of wine. appetizers and dinner came before the wine.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 23, 2021

Hello Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing. They are very accommodating and customer friendly. However, app is very frustrating and technology does not work at the tables. When reaching out to company to try for help. Not responsive. Disappointing, as the food is amazing.

Not sure I will go back now

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with the app. If you contact our location or the even next time you dine in, we would be happy to assist you. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again soon! Mitch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our server was not attentive when we needed him - to pay the bill, to bring drinks. The food was under-seasoned and meats were overcooked. We love the TFK brand and have visited several locations, but we’ve had a lackluster experience at this location 2x.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your take out experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch

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vipTonyNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Drinks were great. Food was tasty and cooked well. The seasonal menu for the Fall was a welcome change and the kitchen did a good job of getting food out quick and with quality.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for your review Tony! I am so happy to hear that you a great experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Mitch

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AnnieX
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is healthy and delicious. The staff is very friendly. Service is awesome. I will go back highly recommended

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS Annie! We look forward to serving you soon!

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Ebbie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends. Great service, clean, spacious and overall a very good experience.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS Ebbie!

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vipSandipaD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

upbeat atmosphere, contemporary decor, refreshing menu - healthy and delicious

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JacquelineB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great service & food! Free bday dessert during bday month too!!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS Jacqueline! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope to see you back soon, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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vipBillM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was basically non-existent. Literally took 30 min to get four glasses of club soda and that set the stage for the whole meal’s service. We were sitting outside on the patio, a few other tables were seated as well and it wasn’t that crowded inside either. Need to step up their service game!

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vipfoodtaster
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Felt a bit rushed as we were seated after 9.
There were issues with the app so I couldn’t pay on the app. The 10 dollar coupon was not loaded in my account.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about you experience and would love to make it right. Please contact me at the restaurant directly to speak about your experience. Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing healthy food options and friendly knowledgeable staff! It’s become our “home” kitchen away from home 💫

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Love the Turkey burgers, also enjoyed the Strawberry cocktail.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 22, 2021

Sandra, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the turkey burger and strawberry smash! We look forward to serving you again soon! Many thanks, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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vipjanetp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was nice. Food was either so spicy that I needed to drink water with every bite or so bland and no taste at all. Love the edamame dumplings but had 2 orders of it, one for my husband and one for me, one order had 5 dumplings and the other had 4.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 18, 2021

Janet, I thank you for sharing your feedback but i also am truly very sorry for you experience with us. I would love to make this right and give you the 5 Star experience that you deserve. Please call me at restaurant. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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KarenB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious bowls and salads, all healthy and organic. Scene is casual, outside seating is nice. very California vibe

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the review Karen! We hope to see you back soon! Many thanks, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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vipConference
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food , great to sit outside and did not feel rushed.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am very happy to hear that our food has been consistent during your visits.We hope to see you back soon! Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra

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ShariR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed with salad. Actually salad was good. Added grilled chicken to it. Chicken was dry and no flavor. Had hummus appetizer it was good. With 3 other people they liked their meals.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

Shari, I am so sorry to hear that we missed the mark with the chicken in your salad. I would love to personally invite you back into the restaurant and give you a great culinary experience from start to finish. I genuinely appreciate your feedback and will use this as a coaching moment to my team. Thank you so much, Christina Ampudia

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Very accommodating and customer service was outstanding

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS! Christina Ampudia

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good, very unique. Good quality food, great cocktails

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS! Christina Ampudia

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You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Hackensack using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Hackensack also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (551) 295-7401.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack is rated 4.3 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack 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.