True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

4.5
193 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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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 193 people are saying
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vipLaurenG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Director
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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TonyNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 STARS Ebbie!

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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
15 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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Conference
New York Area
15 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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KarenS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was my first time dining with a friend in this restaurant. The service and food were exceptional, delicious and healthier fair. Our server Inja was knowledgeable, attentive , professional and superior in every way.
A wonderful dining experience was had by all. I will definitely be returning often to this gem of a restaurant.
I highly recommend this restaurant.. Don’t miss out!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

Karen, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience in our location and that Inja gave you 5 STAR service. Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to having you back soon. Christina Ampudia

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many tasty, healthy food options that we dine 3-4x per week! The staff is lovely and super knowledgeable about their food offerings. It's a must try! Enjoy 💫

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

We truly appreciate you as a loyal guest here in Hackensack. Thank you for the 5 STARS! Christina Ampudia

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alysiag
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place! My new go-to and only 3 minutes from my office!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, healthy foot. Good service. Pleasant casual atmosphere

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YvetteM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Good decor, very clean, high quality food!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you Yvette for the 5 STARS!! So happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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RNfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Refreshing drinks. Great, flavorful food. Attentive enough server except no water was ever served in our table. We had to ask for one glass of water after we paid. Otherwise, would come back!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you for the review. Happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. I am sorry abut the water. We serve it upon request. Please let me know the next time you are in as I would love to ensure you have a 5 STAR experience. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Thank you again, Christina

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Evalee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we are at True Food. The food and service was very good. The tables were well spaced apart. We definitely will return to eat here again.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you Evalee for the kind words and the 5 STARS! So happy to hear you will be returning. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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AdeleR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the spacious setting. Food was delicious and we loved the healthy preparation and use of different spices; presentation made our mouths water. You can make a meal of just starters (the hummus and lettuce cups were outstanding) or mix things up. We shared 2 appetizers, a salad and a main course and it was perfect. Unfortunately, there are only a few dessert choices and they are nothing to get excited about. The summer drink options, with and without alcohol, were refreshing. Marcelo our waiter was very attentive and helped us to navigate the menu. He even told us if something was particularly spicy and he brought an assortment of raw vegetables ( not on the menu) upon request. And he brought iced tea refills without us having to ask. Christina the GM, is very personable and stopped at each table, making sure that expectations were being met. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the food and it's preparation made us excited to try just about anything on the menu. Overall a perfect dining experience and definitely worth a return visit. And they do takeout.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

I am so pleased to hear that you had a 5 STAR experience with us. I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed review and will ensure Marcelo gets the praise for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Christina Ampudia

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vipJoeB
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu for every food preference. Not a bad item on the menu. Awesome wine list also.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback Joe. We hope to see you again soon! Christina Ampudia

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LeeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was healthy but extremely tasty. The service was fantastic and the entire staff was friendly and helpful. It was a terrific experience.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you Lee for the 5 STARS! So happy to hear you loved everything, Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The umbrellas r sitting there unopened. My dining guest and I got scorched and were unable to get to dessert because we were both so uncomfortable. LT's next door had their's open. I am sure they have the same regulations as you. Come on guys/gals... If the umbrellas are an issue get a TENT. Bergen County ... I am sure u can swing the cost.
The food was nothing to run back to but fine for lunch. We both expected way more options.
The decor inside is very pretty. Should have brought some of the florals outside and jazzed up the patio instead of having to look at parking lot and the cars driving by.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 10, 2021

I truly apologize for your patio experience with us. We had a strong wind storm that unfortunately dismantled the the umbrellas and due to safety concern, until they're repaired, we had to keep them closed. I do appreciate you taking the time to write this review. I would like to personally invite you back into our location in hope that you would give us another chance to WOW you. Thank you, Christina Ampudia

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HusamS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good tasting clean, healthy food. I love this place

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you Husam for the 5 STARS! So happy to hear you had a wonderful experience and you love this place. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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Conference
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, great if you are vegan but something for everyone. Cocktails very fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for the review! So happy to hear you loved the cocktails and the food. Please let me know when you are in next. Would love to ensure you have a 5 Star experience. Christina

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JudyP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edamame dumplings are a must! Have tried pizzas, sandwiches, and one of the noodle bowls in the times I have been there - have yet to be disappointed. Dragonfruit Margarita is yummy. Service has always been great - enthusiastic and attentive but not intrusive. True Food Kitchen is becoming one of my favorite places.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you Judy for the 5 STARS! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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davids
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was adequate but not as good as normally. The service was unbearably slow- the server really struggled to greet us within reason, or handle the table in a way that wasn't painful. The food was fine but very disappointing from a place my wife and I had grown to love.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello David, Thank you for the review. First off, I want to apologize about your experience. I am so sorry the food was not up to par and the service was slow. I would love to speak with you further and invite you back. Please call the restaurant at 551-295-7401 and ask for me, Christina. Thank you again and I am looking forward to hearing from you. Christina

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Sunshine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place to dine & have healthy food.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you Sunshine for the 5 STARS! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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NandiniR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible - the waitstaff couldn’t remember orders and kept bringing wrong orders to wrong tables. In the process, the wait for food was too long and the food too cold.

The food also didn’t taste as good. Except the Edamame dumplings, everything else was below average.

But it was really the inefficiency of the waitstaff that put me off this restaurant and I will not be a repeat customer here.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello Nandini, First off, I want to apologize about your experience. Service should not be slow and especially on a Saturday night. We pride ourselves on being perfect and I am so sorry we missed the mark. I know you mentioned you will not be returning, but I would love to speak with you and invite you back. Please call the restaurant at 551-295-7401 and ask for me, Christina. Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you. Christina

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Nick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall great place to have lunch. But a little cafeteria look to have a special occasion.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you Nick for the 5 STARS! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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vipKarenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was my first time coming to TFK. It took forever to get a drink at the bar while I was waiting for my friends to join me for dinner. The table service was extremely slow, again it took forever to get drinks, refills and my chicken parm was chewy and tough. The plate was extremely but not my food. On a good note, we enjoyed the cauliflower and edamame appetizers and my friend said her turkey burger was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello Karen, Thank you for the review and I want to start by apologizing about your experience. I am happy to hear you enjoyed some of your food, but you should always enjoy all of your food. I also want to apologize about missing the mark on service. I really hope you try us again and if you do, please ask for me, Christina. Would love to make it right. Thank you again, Christina

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bar service was extremely slow. They probably need additional bar help on busy nights

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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 4.5 stars by 193 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.