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True Food Kitchen - Hackensack, Hackensack, NJ

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

4.5
4.5
343 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (551) 295-7401

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Hackensack

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 343 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Healthy

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  1. L

    Lena

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Super fresh and the service is phenomenal

  2. C

    Chelsea

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh and delicious. Edamame Guacamole was so so good.

  3. JM

    JimM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another good experience. Hopefully the manager will start recognizing my name as this was my 3rd time within a short period of time. Undoubtedly recommend the place.

  4. LC

    LC07675

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Good was great. So helpful to have various vegan and gluten free options. Service was good. Received wrong meal. Server did correct issue.

  5. DB

    DaniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    They had Vegan and Non-Vegan options. They also customized options for us. Food was excellent. We sat outside on a beautiful evening.

  6. E

    Eileen

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was good and the service was good I will definitely be going back.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the feedback Eileen! Happy to hear you had a great experience with us. See you soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  7. JM

    JimM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a great place as it has a variety of foods for plant based options. High recommend.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for the 5 STARS Jim! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the latest in the welcome trend of upscale health food wine-bars. My food and wine were excellent, if a little pricey. Most of the negative reviews I see here have to do with making reservations, but I had no problem getting in when I went.

  9. T

    Tammy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was healthy and soooo delicious! So much to choose from, was hard to decide. Service was amazing and fast! Will definitely be back!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you Tammy for the 5 star review. I am so glad to hear that our service was amazing!! We look forward to serving you again soon!! Thank You Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  10. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is such high quality, extremely tasty and well proportioned. Service is always impeccable.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for the 5 STARS Patricia! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  11. MS

    MiSho

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1

    Open Table reservations allow the customer to join the waitlist. It is not a reservation for seating as we found out the hard way when we were not sat down for our Mother's Day 6:45pm reservation until 8:00. We then found out that they were still accepting online reservations for earlier slots!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 11, 2022

    Hi, MiSho, I am so sorry about your experience on Mothers Day. We too found out that guests can still make reservations for earlier time slots. Since that day we are in the process of getting that fixed. We hope that you give us another chance down the road to really WOW you. Have a great day. Thank you Mitch Jamnik General Manager True Food Kitchen Hackensack

  12. m

    misterbickle

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    mother’s day dinner- seated by the door which we had to keep our jackets on coz of the cold breeze. the appetizers were great- had the hummus plate, the flatbread. my daughters liked their pizza but our entrees were not good, my tofu korean noodle bowl tasted just like soy sauce and it was just salty with a but of spicy.. and it was drenched in the sauce, could not even finish it. and my husband’s shrimp quinoa teriyaki bowl was also terrible. the shrimp was like rubber and was swimming in watery sauce. this was our 2nd time.. sorry to say will not go again.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 10, 2022

    Hi! I am truly sorry about your experience. Please contact me via e-mail, or directly at the restaurant so we can discuss your experience further! Best Regards, Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Really good food. Really slow service.

  14. AA

    AaronA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Long story short we waited an hour for our food to come after we ordered and nobody offered anything for the inconvenience. Will never go back again.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 10, 2022

    Hi Aaron, I am truly sorry about your experience. Please contact me via e-mail, or directly at the restaurant so we can discuss your experience further! Best Regards, Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  15. AH

    AndrewH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    We were sat 60 minutes late. The food took nearly another 40 minutes to arrive - we weren’t asked if we wanted dessert, simply pushed out for the next person. Never again.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 10, 2022

    Hi Andrew, I am truly sorry about your experience. Please contact me via e-mail, or directly at the restaurant so we can discuss your experience further! Best Regards, Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  16. RF

    RosannaF

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day lunch Very noisy Waited 1/2 hour to be seated after our reservation time Waited a long time to get our drinks. We had to remind waitress Appetizers came out at all different times. Several were served together with the entree. Two of us were still eating our entree when waitress asked if we wanted dessert.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 9, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 Star review Rosanna! I am glad you had such a great experience, and we look forward to serving you again soon!! Thank You Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  17. K

    Kji2022

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Had and excellent experience for Mother's Day Brunch. I am writing this review to thank Brian and the staff at True Kitchen for accommodating my family when my 2 year old daughter had an allergic reaction to eggs being cooked in the kitchen. Our table was promptly moved away from the kitchen and Brian was very nice on checking up on my daughter to make sure she was ok. The food was very good as were the drinks. I recommend the Korean Steak Entree. Very flavorful and delicious!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 11, 2022

    Hi Kji2022, I am so sorry your daughter had an allergic reaction and I hope she is feeling better. I am so glad that Bryan made the experience for you. Thank you for the 5 stars and we hope to see you soon. Thank you Mitch Jamnik General Manager True Food Kitchen Hackensack

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and high quality. Almost all other places use horrible unhealthy ingredients.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 9, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to serving you again soon!! Thank You, Mitchell Jamnik General Manager

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch/lunch! Loved the menu. Great service. Will definitely go back.

  20. PO

    PinarO

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food was not so fresh nor delicious also we got super cold americano and I requested to get warmer then I got smtg I wouldn't call it americano they charged us for the drink we couldn't drink.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 11, 2022

    Hi PinarO, I am so sorry those drinks came out cold and not to your liking. I hope that you will give us another chance so we can really WOW you. Have a great day. Mitch Jamnik General Manager True Food Kitchen Hackensack

  21. M

    Matt

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were at a table from 1-4 with a party of 5 who we rarely see. We were never hurried.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS Matt! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  22. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Never disappoints! The every-changing cocktail menu always has something interesting to try. Same goes for the food!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS James! We look forward to serving you again very soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  23. KB

    KayBee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    True Food Kitchen has it all. Great, friendly service. Amazing food, freshly prepared and unique offerings. Cannot recommend enough!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS KayBee! We look forward to serving you real soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  24. CM

    CariM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellentl. We shared a Margherita pizza then for entrees we had a burger w/kale salad and a teriyaki quinoa bowl with chicken. My husband said the burger was great and he absolutely loved the kale salad (which was shocking - I think he might be a convert). The teriyaki quinoa bowl was excellent - veggies were fresh and tasty and the chicken was moist and delicious.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS CariM ! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  25. JF

    JoannF

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    I ordered the tuna poke bowl and you were out of tuna. Then had to ask where our meals were 40 minutes after we placed the order. A lot of apologizing but the restaurant wasn’t crowded at all a lot of empty tables.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on May 2, 2022

    JoannF, I truly apologize about your recent experience with us. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manage

  26. RP

    RobertParisi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Everything went great. The food and service were outstanding. The only issue, and it might seem really trivial, when we ordered the cappuccinos there is no Sambuca. They came with small cubes of I think were unrefined sugar but thenSambuca would have been the final touch.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Waitress got the order wrong completely. After a quick 5 minutes the manager came with the food which was cooked too quickly and so it tasted horrible. Meat was tough and looked like they microwaved it. Terrible. Hair found in another entree dish as well. Previous experience was great but this dinner was terrible for $200!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 20, 2022

    I truly apologize about your recent experience with us. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  28. CC

    CeCeM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter brunch was great! Always a healthy meal with very appropriate portions and always taste great.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 20, 2022

    Thank you CeCe for the 5 STAR review! We look forward to serving you again! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  29. M

    Marathoner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    First time visit, so cannot speak to the overall menu of the restaurant. Nice enough flavor (I had the turkey burger). My wife had the margherita pizza . . . pizza could have gone an extra minute or two in the oven. . . personal taste I guess. Kale salad was heavy on the citrus and sort of balanced with the roast sweet potatoes, but kind of bland. The server was adequate. A nice guy, but spent a good deal of time socializing with patrons as well as other employees. The establishment was not crowded, so a quicker response to the empty glasses at the table would have been nice plus we waited about 10 minutes for him to come grab our check, even though he walked bye a few times when it was ready to go. Overall, if someone is looking for clean, health supportive cuisine, TFK would be a good option given the quality of ingredients, but flavor-wise could have been more interesting. I plan to go back a couple more time to try other items on the menu.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 20, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am truly sorry the food was not to your liking. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  30. LS

    LynnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful brunch with the avocado toast and strawberry pancakes.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 20, 2022

    Thank you Lynn for the 5 STAR review! We look forward to serving you again! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  31. JC

    JenniferC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Healthy options but flavors were excellent and interesting. West coast vibes and food quality, which is hard to find in New Jersey.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 20, 2022

    Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Jennifer! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our location. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  32. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Restaurant ambiance and food were great! Drinks were delicious. Service was a bit slow perhaps it was due to the time.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 16, 2022

    Steph, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I truly apologize about the timing of your service with us. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik, GM

  33. J

    Johanne

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the food and the ambience.

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 17, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS Johanne! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  34. C

    Cindymindy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    I think the quality of food is going down. The tuna tostada was too salty as well as the poki. The pizza was still good but I also noticed there are less choices of everything. It used to be delicious one year ago. Did they change chefs?

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 11, 2022

    Cindy, I truly apologize about your recent experience with us. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik, GM

  35. m

    maee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh and yummy food in a beautiful laid back setting. Looking forward to returning

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 6, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS Maee! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The server was perfect . The food came to our table mostly cold .

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 5, 2022

    I truly apologize about your experience with us. Please contact me at the restaurant or via email to discuss your experience further. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik, GM

  37. B

    Brunch2020

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I enjoyed my brunch at True Food. The service was good and the ambiance was good too. I would have loved if they had cream or half and half instead of just oat milk for my coffee!

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 2, 2022

    Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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    grammyp

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Modern clean atmosphere. Crafty cocktails balance menus

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on April 2, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 STARS !

  39. LO

    LauraO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere. However the service was slow. Why serve soup and appetizers after main meal was served. Third time there and the service needs to get it together. Servers friendly and nice but…

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on March 28, 2022

    Laura, Thank you for much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I do apologize about the coursing of your experience, as that is not our standard. I will connect with my hospitality team and use this as a coaching opportunity. We appreciate your words, as this allows us only to grow and be better. Thank you again. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love True Food Kitchen! 💕 The genuine care they put into every dimension of their offerings, from their incredible healthy and delicious food choices, to their impeccable service, to their warm, welcoming atmosphere, is beyond appreciated and never a disappointment. 🙏👏🏼💐 If you haven't tried it, make today be the day!💫

    True Food Kitchen - HackensackResponded on March 21, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback ! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

390 Hackensack Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hackensack

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (551) 295-7401

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.

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