True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

4.7
704 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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True Food Kitchen in Country Club Plaza is now reopen with dine-in service. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 704 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DTMDMM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was pretty. The vegan key lime pie we had was frozen and difficult to eat. The texture and flavor was underwhelming.

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DanaE
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it always!

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MichelleW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious menu choices. Good variety of vegetarian, vegan, and traditional meals.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded a day ago

Thanks Michelle! We appreciate you!

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gaylaw
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so fresh and perfectly seasoned. Can't wait to try more of their dishes. Staff members were very efficient and willing to modify dishes to your requirement.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 5 Stars! See you again soon:)

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vipLoriS
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly, nice atmosphere and the food was great.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Lori Hope to see you back soon.

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DebS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our food was prepared and served in a very timely basis.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Deb. Hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Wait staff friendly but unorganized. Prices a bit high. But overall a good experience

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thanks for the feedback and the 5 Stars!!

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MetraA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Kansas City but live in the Pacific Northwest. We wish and hope they will get one out there soon! It was a 15 out of 10!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 23, 2021

15 out of 10?! Thanks so much! Hope to see you back in KC soon!

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Bobby
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thanks for the support Bobby!

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I had a great dinner at True Food Kitchen (Kansas City) for our wedding anniversary yesterday. I grew up cooking in my family's restaurant & remain very active & creative in the kitchen as an adult. I really enjoyed the recipes we were served. The flavor profiles were elevated to include several notes especially umami which is harder to come by when eating out. We wouldn't have changed anything about the dishes we ordered, everything was extremely well-made. We highly suggest getting one of their specialty drinks with your meal. Thank you True Food Kitchen for a great experience!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the great feedback and the 5 Stars. We truly appreciate the support. See you again soon:)

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, fun atmosphere, meh food.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 23, 2021

Would love to here more details on your dining experience. Our food is what we are passionate about most of all so want that passion to show in the end result. Sounds like we missed here. If you'd be willing to discuss please reach out to me directly @ 816.216.4640. Appreciate the feedback!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food, thoughtful service, True Food is always consistently top notch.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 19, 2021

Truly appreciate the kind words and the continued support!

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vipDanielB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food has great food and service. The pizzas are excellent and so is the burger. The cauliflower appetizer is fantastic.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much Daniel!! Appreciate you:)

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vipJenniferW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal with great service. Summer menu had some nice, new dishes.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much Jennifer! See you again soon!

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DanaE
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Thank you foe finally adding the gluten free pita and bread option!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Dana! Always happy to accommodate Gluten Free whenever we can!! Thanks for the 5 Stars:)

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AGardi
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a refreshing option with a pregnant friend from out of town. Our last minute reservation was accommodated nicely, and the food was great!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks for the 5 Stars! Hope to see you back soon:)

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RhondaR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not anything special. The side kale salad is horrible and extra-purified filtered water is not a good reason to not offer ice cubes in drinks during 90° temperatures. I won't be rushing back.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 11, 2021

Rhonda I appreciate the feedback. First off let me apologize you did not enjoy the Kale. We've recently had sourcing issues and have been struggling with consistency here. Thats 100% on us to get corrected, I assure you we will be better. If you'd be willing to give us another opportunity please reach out to me directly at 816.216.4640 and I'd like to get you set up for another visit. Thank you Rhonda I look forward to the opportunity to win you back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at True Food provides wonderful service. We dined there everyday while in town, and the food was so yummy! The last day, my mom had to religious fast so we asked if they could cook up something with sweet potatoes, no onion, no garlic. They created a perfect dish and made sure to take care with any other sides to make sure the meal was special.

Many thanks for your kindness! We can’t wait to come back soon!!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback. SO happy your mom was able to enjoy her sweet potatoes! Always happy to accommodate however we can! See you again soon:)

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KC23
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were VERY excited to try True Food Kitchen. But, sadly, were VERY disappointed and won't return.

_The overall space is quite expansive and visually impressive upon entry (at least the half facing Brush Creek) and the hosts were nice enough (albeit fairly lackluster). However, despite having made a reservation many days prior, we were lead to a table on the darker/entirely unpopulated side of the establishment (it appeared the other half was full so we didn't ask to be re-seated). *No reservation necessary btw, even on a busy weekend night at peak - just walk in (you'll probably get a better seat)!
_Only after we'd settled in did we notice that there were actually many options open on the other half that should have been offered to us.
_Our side/table = dark, no view, no patrons, light or life.
_Server was nice, but perhaps too casual - not what you'd expect from an establishment charging at high end price points. But, in fairness, we don't expect much in that area these days anyway due to the widespread hiring issues restaurants are facing. You clearly have to pay top dollar at established 5 star venues to find experienced servers anymore.
_The food is mediocre at best and EXTREMELY overpriced (as our the drinks). Portions are small to medium with minimal emphasis on presentation. Ingredients are fresh but tossed together and lack much flavor.

There are literally dozens of superior, lower priced, health-centric options around KC.
We felt a bit fleeced, like we'd visited a named pop chef's overpriced vanity front at an amusement park. Others seem to rave so we're clearly in the minority. But, we certainly can't in good faith recommend the experience to others like us who work hard for their money and have to pick their expensive nights out very carefully/sparingly.

*Additionally, there was zero indication this was just a "bad night" situation. Overall vibe appeared very status quo (none of the employees appeared stressed, no angry customers, etc.).

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 5, 2021

We appreciate your detailed feedback. Thank you for trying us out. We regret you left us disappointed, would have loved to have the opportunity to address your concerns the night of. If you ultimately change your mind and would like to give us another shot feel free to reach out to me directly 816.216.4640 and I can handle your reservation and make sure we sit you somewhere in the restaurant that works better for you. Thanks and have a great rest of your holiday weekend.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Fresh clean environment.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thank you Kelly! We appreciate you!

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TamiW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True food kitchen was wonderful. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and healthy. I would recommend

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and the recommendation Tami!!

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JulieS
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

True Food offers lots of healthy options with clean ingredients -- including their clever cocktails!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thanks Julie we appreciate you!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing along with her supporting staff. Their service was exceptional. They reminded us food that was not gluten free which was important to my friend.

Thank you Amy (??)

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars!!! Hope to see you again soon!

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JMillion
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really neat design - bright and airy and open. Beautiful presentation. Delicious fresh foods. Friendly and attentive service.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thanks for the feedback and the 5 Stars! Truly appreciate you!

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vipjsinner
Omaha
87 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was fun and the food was amazing

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

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ScottieB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the vibe! Great food, great service!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thanks Scottie! We appreciate you!

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vipWood
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food and the space - service is a little slow.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thanks for the support and feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared & delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 23, 2021

Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the 5 stars!

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RandiS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab, fresh, and creative dishes! We are repeat customers!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 23, 2021

We appreciate your support! See you back soon:)

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vipLuv2Eat
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This is the 3rd time I have been here where the service was super-slow. It took some time for us to even get a server, & then it just continued to be slow. It took so long for our main entrees to come out that the manager covered the entire meal. Someone had forgotten to look at our order. We love the food, & that is why we continue to go there. However, we have never had the service issue at True Foods in any other city - only st the one in KC. I hope they improve upon this.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 21, 2021

I've very sorry to hear about your experiences with us in Kansas City. While I'm glad our team ultimately took care of you, it's important to us that we get this corrected. My name is Taylor Ewing, I'm the General Manager of the Kansas City location and would like to hear more details on your experiences with us. Any feedback that can help us get better would be greatly appreciated. If you'd be willing to discuss please reach out to me directly at 816.216.4640. Thank you

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AnnieB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I loved all of the vegan options!! The is a bit pricey.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thanks Annie!

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Bella
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and great service! The staff is always so friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks Bella! We appreciate the continued support!

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vipKeen
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful!! Cauliflower appetizer was really good. Vegan pizza was amazing! Allergen friendly cookies are can’t miss. We got 2 dozen to go over two days and are being some back to omaha for family to eat.
Always a great meal every time we come!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your support! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very helpful with food allergies. There were all sorts of food options and everything was delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and the 5 Stars!

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JenC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. I love that they not only have vegan, gluten-free and dairy free entrees, but they also have desserts that are vegan, gluten-free and dairy free.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for the 5 Stars Jen!

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vipTimK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, full of flavor!
Our server, Kira, was top notch and was happy to suggest menu choices! Great experience- will return.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 17, 2021

Appreciate the support Tim! See you back soon:)

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise of patrons, staff and general business was very low. The music was too loud.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Jennifer. Always appreciate it! Hope to see you back soon!

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vipJanb
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thanks Jan! See you again soon!

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ScottA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious chicken parmesan and gluten free pizza. Had two gluten free deserts as well that were also great. A bit pricey, but otherwise excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the support and the 5 stars!

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kcfoodiewannabee
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience3

The hummus appetizer was good. The rest of the food was very average. The filling on the avocado Keylime pie was very good but the crust was like a brick. Overall very disappointing.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City
Responded on June 13, 2021

I'm very disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us. If you'd be willing to give us another opportunity I would like to invite you back in and make sure you get the True Food experience you came to us for. Please reach out to me directly at 816.216.4640. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 931-4947.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City is rated 4.7 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City 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.