True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

4.4
257 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.

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 257 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the decor and quality of the food. Not too salty, oily, Etc. Very well prepared. Appreciated the ability to view the menu and order on the phone. The seats were cozy and it was very quiet and nice.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to serve you again real soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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AnnM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time at TFK and will definitely return. Lovely service, great food. Never felt rushed either. Healthy can be tasty.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded 2 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love True Food Kitchen! Many great healthy food choices! The staff is superb! It's become our “kitchen” away from home. 💕

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS! It makes me so happy to hear that we have become your "kitchen" away from home. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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vipVeronaDiners
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a unique experience. The food was fresh and inventive, but not necessarily tops. Rather bland. The whole place has a cafeteria feeling, which is compounded by the fact that apparently you can order on your phone or tell the waitstaff what you want. Personally, I like a little more elegance in my dining out experience rather than feeling like I'm eating at IKEA. My dirty martini was very good. Be advised the drink menu is limited because all of the alcohol and mixers are from organic or eco-friendly purveyors. Dessert was the best part. Nice place for vegans and vegetarians.

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Responded 3 days ago

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

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the Good Food, Service and Ambiance.

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Responded on January 20, 2022

Thank you for the 5 STARS Jessica !

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PaigeS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is always good.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on January 16, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Paige!

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HappyPappy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were creative and delicious. Food offerings were innovative and healthy. Had the ancient grains bowl which was unique flavors that stood on their own and complimented each other. The added chicken was dry and overcooked but still tasty.
My companion had the grass fed burger and said that it was perfectly delicious as is with no need for any added condiments or seasonings. The kale salad that accompanied had a nice citrus tang to it.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally healthy food and drinks

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TeaneckAbeautyhelper
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there when open your restaurant and the food was great and delicious.
That’s why I recommended my friends and revisit with my staff.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary

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Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS!

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alnicde
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was great. The service was great, staff were very friendly. The food was good and fresh. Love that there were so many gluten free options and special care was given to my allergies.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on December 31, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Alnicde! I am so happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your food allergies and give you great service. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in winter menu vs fall menu. Was a guest in October and everyone raved about selection and food.
To much tomatoes in cassoulet
Pita was a wrap, too much broccolini and chili oil. Wrap fell apart was supposed to be panini!
No kale drink ! (My go to!)

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on December 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please contact the restaurant so we can discuss your experience further. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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catsmeow
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like that the food is minimally processed, but it also tasted very good! I would go back there and try other items on the menu.

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SteveG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Steve! Happy to see that we gave you a 5 STAR experience ! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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rose
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice But we were craving for more meat like chicken wings !!

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vipPeterF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Great wait staff. Food was prepared thoughtfully; fresh and delicious.

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vipCraigS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cute place with fu fu food, nothing that will actually fill you up. Brought the family- had couple appetizers etc and we all had an entree an were all still pretty hungry.
Very limited entee's, pretty over priced for the amount of food you will get.
Turkey burger was good and potato hash was good as well. Sea bass was fresh but broccolini was an odd choice for a veggie. Maybe a better lunch place than a dinner place.

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vipHungryh
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Loved that they have so many gluten free foods. Pizza was delish

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elip
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is spacious and pretty. Lots of food choices to chose from. The food was delicious. We tried 3 of the bowls, and a few of the appetizers. Everythig was excelent. Lots of vegetarian and gluten free choices. We will definitely come back.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for 5 STARS ! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mitch Jamnik General manager

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mpnp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Interesting options and creative combinations. Each of the four of us ordered a different meal and we all loved it. Will definitely go back!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to serving you again soon! Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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DanielE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, nice experience

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Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Daniel!

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vipfoodtaster
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There seemed to be much confusion between the bartender and waiter. Ordered a special drink and wanted vodka instead of tequila and was told that it wasn’t possible ordered a second drink and was told they didn’t have it anymore. The waiter did escalate to his manager so at one point came back and said they are going to make the drink they way I requested. Then the burgers were delivered but another waitstaff he didn’t know which was med well and was well. My burger was over cooked not very tasty but I did not want to be late for movie.
I have been here several times last night was off point.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 30, 2021

I want to personally apologize about your experience with us. At your convenience, please contact the restaurant directly, i would love to turn this experience into a five star. I look forward to hearing from you. Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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AmyB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance! I highly recommend True Food.

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Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Amy!

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vipNJgourmet
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I came here twice since my first impression was so good. Then, it was ruined as not delivering food for nearly 30 minutes. They brought us the appetizer free in the meantime, but we couldn't finish our main meal either as a result. We didn't receive little pita plate in the beginning when ordering two bowls of squash soup either. It could've been better, and I was not impressed by the attentiveness from waiter. My parents changed their mind that they don't want to go back to the restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 27, 2021

I want to personally apologize about your experience with us. At your convenience, please contact the restaurant directly, i would love to turn this experience into a five star. I look forward to hearing from you. Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . Great staff

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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amyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with friends. Lots of vegetarian options. Everyone liked their meals and the service was excellent

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 22, 2021

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

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Joyce
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

True Foods is a lovely restaurant. I usually enjoy the food and the fact that I can find so many gluten free items on the menu. Yesterday my friend and I had a delicious soup, followed by the shrimp tacos, and later dessert. We were surprised that the corn salad and the cauliflower side were both too spicy for us even though it wasn't marked spicy on the menu. The taco was delicious and so was the flourless chocolate cake with ice cream and the ginger iced tea.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 21, 2021

Joyce, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I am sorry to hear that the cauliflower rice and corn were too spicy for you. Next time your in, please let us know and we'll be happy to guide you through the menu to ensure we stay away from the spice. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General manager

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JenF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Awful waiter with an attitude.

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Responded on November 17, 2021

Jen, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with our server. If you could please call the restaurant i would love to discuss this further. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General manager

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Cliff
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 1st time at the restaurant .I thought it was excellent! My parents wanted to go somewhere different before they headed to Florida for Thanksgiving. Thank you again

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Momo2
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A better lunch place than dinner. Healthy assortment of dishes. Service was lacking - waiter was slow and inattentive.

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Responded on November 8, 2021

Momo, I want to apologize about your experience with us. Slow and inattentive service is unacceptable and not our standard of service. At your convenience, could you please call the restaurant to discuss further. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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Vicki
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several vegan options!!! Great selection, delicious drinks too!!

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Responded on November 7, 2021

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

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Atmosphere a little too much like a cafeteria, but the food was outstanding! I’m vegan and I was beyond delighted to try this restaurant! (Edamame dump,I gave were divine!)

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS Michelle! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back real soon! Mitch Jamnik General Manager

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KimA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. Very clean, quiet, friendly environement. The food was very good. I only rated it a 4 out of 5 because I need to visit it a few more times and have more experience with the menu but what I had was high quality and tasty.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the review Kim! We look forward to having back real soon! Mitch Jamnik General manager

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SusA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS!

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vipLindaB1kanobie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This was our 6th or 7th time at this restaurant, all previous visits were excellent dining experiences.

This time, the service could not have been worse. It took almost half an hour to get our cocktails. They even had the audacity to bring our appetizers and entrees BEFORE we finally got our drinks. The manager was hard to find, when we finally located her, she did apologize, gave us a lame excuse for why the drinks were delayed and at least had the common sense to comp the drinks. During the meal, dirty appetizer plates were not cleared until the entrees arrived, no one came by to ask how we were enjoying our food, our dirty entree plates were never cleared and they brought the check before they asked us if we wanted dessert. Our waiter totally disappeared during the entire meal. This was an unmitigated disaster on a weekday evening when the restaurant was only about 20% occupied. WE WILL NOT RETURN AND WILL MAKE SURE WE TELL AS MANY OF OUR FRIENDS AS WE CAN ABOUT THE UNPROFESSIONAL AND INATTENTIVE SERVICE WE EXPERIENCED.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on November 1, 2021

Linda, I am very sorry to hear about experience at our location. Based on your feedback,i have followed up with my team to ensure an experience like this will no reoccur in the future. I know that you may not want to revisit our restaurant again but I do hope you will reconsider. I would like to personally invite you back and give you the experience you deserve. I hope that you will accept my sincerest apology and if there is anything else I can do, ill be happy to do so. Thank you, Mitch

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for delicious vegan food options in a pleasant atmosphere, True Food Kitchen deserves your attention. From starters through dessert, my wife and I enjoyed everything we ordered. We are looking forward to our next visit to experience other dishes.

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Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS David! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Travelingdiva
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, ambiance was nice and service was good. Grateful they can accommodate for allergies.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, explained everything. Was kind about the oat milk!
All good! Highly recommended! We’ll be back! Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food but very poor service

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on October 25, 2021

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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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 4.4 stars by 257 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.