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True Food Kitchen - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

4.7
4.7
966 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen was founded in 2008 by Dr. Andrew Weil, world renowned Doctor of integrated medicine and creator of the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, with one simple purpose – to create a restaurant that serves delicious food and drinks without compromising on taste for health, or health for taste. Each carefully selected ingredient is crafted by a passionate culinary team to create meaningful food and drinks that are intentionally delicious and intentionally healthy. So you can cultivate your own food journey and trust that what you’re putting in your body is doing something good for you. True Food serves a variety of chef-driven dishes, craft cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch made with ingredients from top purveyors who help reconnect the natural bounty of the planet with the food that’s on your plate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 931-4947

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Sparks

  • 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

    Plaza / Brookside

  • Cross street

    Ward Pkwy & Pennsylvania Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 966 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Healthy

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    American

  • Kansas City, MO

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kansas City, MO

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, MO

    American

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  1. M

    Mms1

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Kansas City!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 2 days agoWOW thanks for the support!!!

  2. SJ

    SandyJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their new fall menu. Has the squash flatbread as an appetizer and it was so good. Could of ordered it as an entree. Good food with healthy flare
  3. GS

    GenaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have enjoyed True Food in Denver for years and wanted to introduce my family to the restaurant in Kansas City, which is two hours from our home. They absolutely loved it! I was also pleased. Your food was just as great as I had gotten used to in Denver. What a wonderful experience!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 2 days agoThanks Gena!!! SO happy you are still close to a True Food:) Hope to see you and your family back soon!

  4. C

    Casey

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wholesome food - well prepared mostly from scratch and tasty! The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable & managers are very involved in all aspects of the food prep and customer satisfaction

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 3 days agoAppreciate you Casey!

  5. LP

    LaPre

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and fresh. I ate here for lunch and dinner everyday that I was in town.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 6 days agoThanks for the Support!!! Hope to see you more next time you're in town:)

  6. J

    Jazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from the entire restaurant crew was amazing.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 28, 2022THANK YOU!!!

  7. DW

    DouglasW

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for a business lunch or just an afternoon out

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 26, 2022Thanks so much Douglas! Appreciate you and appreciate the 5 stars!!!

  8. M

    Matt

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is good Service is average Price is a little high for what you get Front door staff is more about themselves than the customers who have just entered. They're friendly, but dress poorly and fail to say good evening, etc. And ALL staff needs to stop saying "no problem". The appropriate answer to a "thank you" is "you're welcome". Of course its NO PROBLEM....its your job!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for the feedback Matt. Have a great week and hope to see you back soon.

  9. P

    Priscilla1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Food was overpriced for what they served. We had the egg scramble and it was so salty and the price did not match the quality

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for the feedback. Truly appreciate it, we are always looking to get better. Hope we will see you again soon

  10. AH

    AmandaH

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was okay, food was okay. It wasn't like my experience at True Food in other cities such as Scottsdale. But, we love the concept and maybe we caught them on an "off" night. I'm willing to give it another shot.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 16, 2022Hi Amanda. I'm very sorry you recent experience with us didn't live up to your expectations or our standards. Would love to invite you back on us to give us another shot. If you're interested please message me directly at 816.216.4640 and I'll get you set up with a reservation. Hope to hear back from you, thanks for the feedback we truly appreciate it!

  11. JG

    JasmineG

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 20, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars Jasmine!:)

  12. ML

    MelissaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and rolled with us. We had a 2 year old with us and she didn’t miss a beat. Great service! Will definitely be back.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 12, 2022Thanks Melissa!

  13. KH

    KristenH

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food for those seeking healthy dining options. Great service as well.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 8, 2022Thanks Kristen! Appreciate you:)

  14. CC

    CourtneyC

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The visit was great. Staff were friendly and as always the GM and Supervisor stopped by our table to greet my family. It’s always a pleasure to dine at True Foods. The butternut squash pie was amazing! Our other food was delicious and cooked exactly right. Thanks for another great visit!!!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 8, 2022Thanks Courtney! Great to see you and hope to see you back soon for more Squash Pie AND our Butternut Squash soup:) we appreciate you!

  15. KF

    KimF

    St. Louis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Food and waitress were fantastic

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks so much Kim. Appreciate you and the support!

  16. KF

    KatFam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty and fresh food, healthy and delicious. Options for vegan and gluten sensitivities. I enjoyed a seasonal curry dish with tofu and a watermelon mojito - perfect for a summer night! Started off with umami edamame dumplings and finished with the decadent but not overly sweet/rich mango tart. Nice variety of menu items to appease all types of eating habits. A team member even came back to clarify and address specifics about my mom's spicy foods sensitivity. The ambience was great - not too dark, not too bright. Big, natural open space with tables nicely dispersed. Feels primarily like a lunch cafe but with cool bar/dinner vibe overlay. Not very intimate, though you could have a nice date in a booth. But it seems more inviting to socializing groups.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks so much for the 5 stars and the detailed feedback! We truly appreciate the support. See you again soon:)

  17. t

    territ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shayla, our waitress was great! Food was amazing as always. Highly recommend!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 29, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars! We will be sure to share this with Shayla!

  18. DG

    DavidG

    Kansas City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy dining at True Food Kitchen. In fact, it's become one of my "go to's". Great food...great atmosphere...but what sets this establishment apart are the staff. Greeters...love them! Wait staff...love them!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 29, 2022Thanks David! We appreciate the love and support! See you again soon!

  19. D

    Doug

    Kansas City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and healthy at the same time.. Great service too.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks Doug we appreciate you!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was very clean and inviting open air atmosphere. The food and drink were excellent!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

  21. KB

    KelleyB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, delicious, nutritious food in a modern setting with great service.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much Kelley!

  22. M

    Matt

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    True Food has consistently tasty and clever menu items.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 19, 2022Thanks for the feedback Matt. Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see to get us up to 5 stars:)

  23. AB

    AnnieB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kai was exceptional! Thank you, True Food.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 19, 2022Thanks Annie! We Love Ki too:)

  24. J

    Jaja1

    Kansas City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kate was our waitress and she was very good, attentive but yet not overwhelming! Food always were so delicious and fresh , little on the pricey side but well worth it !

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 13, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars! I'll make sure to share this with Kate:) See you again soon!

  25. CA

    ChristyA

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh food with a menu that includes a variety of choices. Really enjoyed the Ancient Grains Bowl with spicy sweet potatoes! Will definitely come again!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 13, 2022Thanks Christy! We appreciate the support!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, she was attentive and sweet. Food was amazing as always!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 9, 2022Thanks for the support! See you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. The food and service was amazing

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 9, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars! We appreciate you!

  28. GT

    GailT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I feel like food is going up in price and down in quality.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 9, 2022Hi Gail. I'm very disappointed to hear you feel like the value hasn't been there recently. My name is Taylor, I'm the GM and would love if you we could connect, I'd like to bring you back in and make sure you get the experience and value you've come to expect with us. Please message me directly at 816.216.4640 so we can set something up. Truly appreciate the feedback and continued support, look forward to hearing from you.

  29. S

    Shannon

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were incredible! Loved the vibe and the service was great. Can't wait to go back!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 8, 2022Thanks Shannon! We appreciate you and can't wait to see you again!

  30. JL

    JoannaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must!! My family and I LOVED it. Atmosphere is clean and casual. The service was perfect. Very attentive and always available. The server met us with a huge smile and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was amazing. My 8 year old had the pizza and my 12 year old had the chicken teriyaki quinoa bowl. They ate all of it. We had watermelon salad and charred cauliflower appetizers. So fresh and flavorful. The salmon w/Thai broth was cooked perfectly and layers of flavor. The corn soup was season well and the tuna torte was spot on! We will go back! Amazing!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 8, 2022Thanks so much Joanna!! So happy to hear you and your family had such a great experience! See you again soon!

  31. SN

    SaraN

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was good however it is very expensive for what you get and $5 for a drink with no refills is not a good value at all.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for the feedback Sara. If you're not already I would definitely encourage you to sign up for our True Rewards Loyalty program. Lots of great perks including a $15 Welcome Reward and easy way to earn alot more offers. Thanks for trying us out and we hope to see you back sooN!

  32. KL

    KendallL

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Timing of the food delivery between apps, first course and entrees was not timed well.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 4, 2022Hi Kendall. Truly appreciate the feedback here, that certainly something we should be dialed in on to make sure you can enjoy your experience at the right pace for you. Thanks for the support and hope to see you back soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on August 13, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

  34. DD

    DavieDiner

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was OK … some unfortunate menu/recipe changes since we were last there (a year or so ago) … but still OK.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 29, 2022Thanks for the feedback. Certainly not what we want to hear, we want every guest to leave us wanting to come back. We do change the menu seasonally so the Fall menu will be coming soon. Also if there's ever a menu item from past menus you enjoyed don't hesitate to ask, alot of the time we can make it happen or get close. Thanks for helping us get better and hopefully we'll see you back soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! We had a number of items from the menu and it was all fantastic!

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 25, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!

  36. RE

    RochelleE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make special trips to the Plaza for the atmosphere there along with the incredible fresh food. Love the seasonal items.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Rochelle! We appreciate the 5 stars and the support! Thank you!

  37. s

    saej

    Kansas City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Consistency is always a huge PLUS in my book especially when you brag about a place and then bring someone there for the first time -- as was the case on this visit for me. Started with Watermelon Mojito and Tee Time beverages, for Social Hour price. Both very nice - tasty and refreshing. Ordered my favorite Edamame Dumplings appetizer. We ordered two of the Good Earth Cobb Salads, add Steak for me, add Salmon for her. And my Vegan business partner ordered her favorite - Vegan Double Cheeseburger with Kale Salad. Everything was delicious! As usual, looking forward to the next visit and more opportunities to introduce others to all the great food, drinks, service, and overall atmosphere offered at True Food Kitchen.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 24, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and the support!!! Truly appreciate you sharing the love!

  38. J

    June

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The quality of the food is high and provides a great seasonal variety. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Spacing between tables is sufficient to feel mostly comfortable.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 21, 2022Thanks for the feedback and hope to see you back soon!

  39. TB

    TinaB

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh. Delicious. Healthy. Cheery. Bright. Excellent Service.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 25, 2022Thank. You. Appreciate. You. See you again soon:)

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service from Mike! Very nice staff and delicious food.

    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks for the 5 Stars! Very glad Michael took great care of you!

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

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 966 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ward Pkwy & Pennsylvania Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Plaza / Brookside

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Sparks

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 931-4947

  • 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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