True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Pull up a seat for some in-season goodness, the fall menu is back at True Food!

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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CS
Kansas City
100 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant! You can smell the freshness of the food the minute you walk in. Waited for our food for a bit too long, but it was worth the wait. Will be frequenting True Foos Kitchen.

V
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The roasted Brussels sprouts were too salty but the edamame dumpling were delicious. I thought $3.50 for iced tea was a bit high

LT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful and my Poke bowl was excellent!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seasonings and sauces were magnificently married with each distinctly delicious dish! We especially enjoyed the roasted cauliflower with mejool dates, pistachios, dill, mint, and what tasted like a citrus, harissa, & tumeric sauce. YUMMY!

DF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love TFK KC! You can eat healthy and you don't have to compromise taste. I had the sea bass thats new out on the menu and it was delicious. We'd love to order something else for an appetizer except the edamame dumplings but we just can't do it! Their just to good. We also love the location, all the windows, and on a nice day the fresh air that blows in when they open it up.

g
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had been to True Food in Dallas a few times and loved it, so I was so excited when they came to KC! Food was amazing as always. Had the ancient grains with steak, just as good as I had before. Also tried their version of a Bloody Mary, the Prairie Mary, really good! Only bummer was the service wasn’t the best. She was a sweet server, but rarely came by to check on us and one of my friends drinks got forgotten about and after 15 minutes of waiting she had to go to the bar. I’ll be back tho!

TJ
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food excellent service

MB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, food and staff! Highly recommend to those looking for a healthy meal.

MT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The lasagna, kale salad and squash pie were great. Brussel sprouts were pretty good. Good sauce and chile strings but some sprouts were warm and some were cold. (management addressed the issue promptly, and kindly) Their whisk(e)y selection is pathetic. No Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, Chivas or Johnnie. And expensive. Typical mark for a bar is 3x cost on the bottle. They mark theirs up 6-10 times. $20 for a shot of Dalmore 12 (a $50 whisky) is robbery. Not to mention $17.50 for Woodford. A $35 whiskey. That's Woodford. Not Booker's. Ridiculous. If you go, plan to drink wine, beer, or one of their vodka and fruit drinks. Or pay through the nose for a short selection of whisk(e)y.
Oh yea. You could try to drink Jack Daniels. I shudder to think of the price.

E
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were served by four or more people who all said they were serving us for someone else. That was weird. Food is fabulous.

n
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I’ve been here 3-4 times now since they have opened and never been disappointed. The edamame dumplings are delicious. The inside out quinoa burger is my go to. It looks and tastes amazing. Love the pizzas too. Not to mention the desserts!! I’m a health nut and a vegetarian so this place has me covered!!

T
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my third time eating at the True Food Kitchen in Kansas City. The food was excellent. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. The only negative was the slowness of the kitchen. As a place that business people go to for lunch, a bit faster pace would be better.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good took a bit long but totally worth it!!! Great service

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Uncomfortable room temperature; very warm. I got the glass noodle bowl and it just wasn’t very good and it was stove hot, so I couldn’t eat it without sweating quite a bit.
Just a very uncomfortable meal.

OT
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal! The quality of the food is fantastic and the overall vibe of the place is so warm and inviting. The staff is very helpful and makes for a pleasant experience! I continue to go back time and time again and enjoy every last bite of my meals!

CW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Shawn (sp?) was our server and gave us great suggestions as well as the perfect amount of attention on a busy Sunday!
Margherita pizza received a "solid 9.9" from my granddaughter.
Flourless chocolate cake was wonderful!
Even this "steak and potatoes " girl gives True Food Kitchen a solid 10!

LM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was so delicious!! Looking forward to going back soon.

KC
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the pancakes! And the servers are very attentive😊

M
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to True Food Kitchen in KC several times, but this was the first time for our friends. We all had a delicious dinner and dessert. I highly recommend this wonderful fresh farm to table restaurant. We suggest getting reservations if you're dining during busy hours (lunch and dinner) but we've always had great luck just walking in during not peak hours. Enjoy!

PM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great food and decent selection of vegan and gluten free options. Also the wine was excellent.

KF
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food quality was outstanding. There were plenty of vegan options and the service was great!

RL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good as always. Although the hostess needed more training.

SC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at True Foods. We were showing it off to a friend. We enjoyed our meal and the server brought us extra plates to share. We loved the sparkling water. We bought gift cards for a friend.

LK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday there and everyone enjoyed the food. Mixture of health conscience and burger people. Both were happy.

k
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've dined at a few True Food Kitchen's - always great food and good for you . As always my issue lies in the value- the food is good but is about 3-4 dollars over for each item in each catagory. If you get a starter and a non boozy drink, with and entree your looking at $40-$50 for one person. i know it is specialized and I appreciate it, it just prices me out of eating here more than once a year.

K
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd time visiting True Food Kitchen, I took the whole family this time. Everyone loved their meal, great menu!

KC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. The lasagna was outstanding, The salads were fresh and full of great flavors. Poje Bowl was flavorful and very tasty. Loved the meal!

MT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service excellent. Can't say much for your "seasonal" mixed drinks. But we are whiskey drinkers, so anything else in the glass just seems to pollute it. At any rate, wasn't crazy about the peach/bourbon drink or the mezcal/cantaloupe drink. Dressing on the watermelon/tomato salad was fabulous.

IN
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh quality ingredients and unique dishes make for fun flavor combinations. Portions on the smaller side, but enough that you don’t leave hungry, but not stuffed either. Some items are seasonal.

L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Good food, good service. Server knowledgeable about the menu.

G
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & food!

NS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit. I will definitely be back. My food was fantastic. The service was great. I lived the light appearance. It is nice to have tasty and healthy options

TH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little loud but great food and servcie. Everything was fresh, tasty, and unique.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic!!! So fresh and light, with many different selections. Sure way for everyone to find something they love.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Love the service, ambience and food quality is excellent!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great location, refreshing decor, excellent staff who are very nice and friendly.

GF
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

If you have dietary needs, this is the place to go. If you like simple food that explodes with flavor, this is also the place to go. Something for everyone, with unique flavor blends. Best fish tacos I've ever had.

TN
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been wanting to try this new place since they opened and my anniversary gave me a reason. Service was great, the selection of food was good and the food ordered was great. Will keep this place in mind for any special event going forward.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere; tasty healthy food 👍

n
Kansas City
49 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could eat here, every meal, every day! I love it! My dad and I come for our lunch dates. He can be picky and he loves it too! Win win! Delicious, healthy food!

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