True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
1677 reviews
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Enjoy the Good Earth Kale Cobb in celebration of Earth Month & $1 from each salad sold will be donated to support the EWG.

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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother’s Day for bubbles & brunch and a special gift for Mom’s. Make your reservation at TrueFoodKitchen.com

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Brunch & enjoy our special Chef’s Feature Strawberry Quinoa Pancakes.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1677 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Eat here regularly. Wish their teas came with one refill at $6 each. Had new seasonal sandwich which had no taste whatsoever.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delish - easy to eat celiac safe! Did not get sick after eating here! Great service and wonderful wine selection.

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k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVE LOVE LOVE true food. So yummy and delicious. The salmon is to die for.

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GT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True food is the best! The servers are amazing and the food is beyond anything you would find elsewhere. When my husband and I get to go out, we always go here!

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RT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Some food very good, some meh at the price. New "glass noodle" bowl definitely not worth the money. Loud.

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AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress was inattentive. We had to ask for things several times.

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BW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I ate maybe 6 or seven times at True Food and I ordered the mushroom/ spinach Pizza second time.
It was not the sandbags the first time, too many onions, hardly any spinach. Even the dough was not good.
I was very disappointed.

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r
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the spring menu. We appreciate the healthy, seasonal offerings and cordial service,

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ND
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good and healthy food. We particularly enjoy the salmon; their daily soups are also quite good. Recommend.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a date seed in my appetizer and a long piece of hair in my chicken wrap!

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, craft cocktails. Menu includes nutritional info, lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free items. Reservations recommended!

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l
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, fresh ingredients, well prepared. Very noisy.

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CF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and healthy food with options for vegans! We wish that there was a way to reduce the noise, but other than that, it is a fun and friendly place for a healthy and delicious meal.

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Z
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very creative dishes, with healthy options. Very good service. A bit too noisy but it't a large place and when it's full that's what you get.

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PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service and food, it was fresh and our service was awesome! Thanks to our server who was observant and knew my friend and I were busy catching up. Rather than constantly interrupt (pet peeve of mine) she actually approached us and said she noticed we were in conversation and didn’t want to interrupt. So she said I will be watching you and when your ready to order place your menus together in the middle of the table - that will be a sign I know you’re ready!!!! Why doesn’t every reataurant train their people to do that!

Wonderful lunch with a good friend. Thank you!

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GW
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. We brought a friend who had never been - he had heard it was “healthy” food. Well it is, but delicious also. He said he plans to return. Service was excellent.

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SV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very slow service. Contacted the restaurant about the experience, and received no response

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LB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent and the seasonal varieties are clever and interesting.

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IM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's a nice menu with good, healthy choices. The salad entree (I forget what it was called) had way too much horseradish so it was hard to eat. Chocolate cake was wonderful. A huge jumbo-tron screen right outside flashed over our table throughout the meal which was really unpleasant.

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MG
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Heathy menu but did not taste very good. Edamame dumplings in lukewarm broth. Cauliflower too spicy. Lasagne with sausage barely had any sausage. Mostly chunky tomato sauce

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M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good for a quick lunch with a friend while shopping. Healthy choices.

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, as well as the food! We were seated at an area that was not yet open to accommodate our group. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. We will return again!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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n
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Location and vibe is great, but the food is inconsistent. Sometimes good, other times boring. The idea behind this restaurant is good, but needs to be more consistent in taste.

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DG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

True Food Kitchen is not good for conversation. It was so loud at lunch with a colleague that she ended up losing her voice from trying to project over the noise level. Don't think I will be returning there. Food was just so-so.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Way too loud. I practically lost my voice trying to be heard in my conversation with my lunch partner

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a good food and beverage experience; far too noisy a space though. Outside is a bit better. Likely needs additional sound absorbers above.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service: we were seated right away and the server payed close attention to wine glass removal (we ordered tasty cocktails), timing of apps & entree delivery, silverware replacement, etc. The cauliflower and guacamole appetizers were a big hit. The Ancient Grain bowl and Grilled Fish Tacos really delivered good flavor, but the Teriyaki Quinoa and Cashew Pad Thai (with shrimp) did not thrill the tastebuds as much for us. The restaurant was clean and very modern, but metal chairs were a disappointment.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was confusing as we used a gift card. She brought all this paperwork and did not have the receipt of what we OWED. Just what was used on the card and the total of the bill. She should of just told us what we owed and brought the missing receipt.

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b
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the outside area and what a difference in the noise level! I could hear my dining partner. Sitting inside is TOO LOUD. There is no way to insulate the noise with cement floors and metal chairs. The restaurant has to work on noise. You cannot hear yourself when sitting inside. The food, though, was delicious and fresh. I got a kale salad with salmon. The salmon portion was generous and perfectly cooked. My dining partner had the turkey burger which was also delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

With a reservation we were offered tables near the bathroom entrance, next to the expression machine and finally in front of the door. Many tables were available but we were offered the most unappealing in the restaurant. It seemed that no consideration was given to our reservation. We finally settled on the third table, again not ideal at the entrance but better than the previous offerings. The hostess had no interest in asking where we might like to sit and there was great availability. As for food, it was very good. We requested to share a meal. We had to ask that the kitchen plate two dishes. No offer was made for this to be done by our server. However the person who delivered our meal said this is often done by the kitchen. The bottom line is the service is very average. There is no initiate by the staff to please the guest but instead waiting for the customer to make a request. Very good food but not certain the staff cares to interact or go that extra step to make it a seem less experience

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KS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The fig and onion tart was hardly what I would call a tart...more like onion and tiny bits of figs on crackers. The seasonal vegetable salad I had was tasty but the portion size was way too small for the price. Still the flavors were also good.
The service, although polite and attentive aggressively tried to up-sell everything at every step of the dining experience.
I like the ambiance--I like the healthy spin on the dishes--I think the portion size is too small and the prices are too high for what you get.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food use to be fantastic. Just mediocre now. Guess it depends who’s cooking.

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JM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m glad we made a reservation! The food was great as always; I love the cauliflower appetizer and hope they never take it off the menu! I also loved the hot horchata latte, it tasted and smelled like a cupcake! I like the covered, heated patio as well! It’s quieter there too. :)

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to spot for breakfast or lunch. It’s consistently good

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CI
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great waitress who was fully attentive but gave us our space as we were very chatty and took a while to order. I had the seasonal salad and it was delicious.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that the food is anti-inflammatory and that there are multiple gluten free options. Can always count on there being something I can eat there!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. The main dining room is too noisy for a normal conversation. The food and drinks are very good! Service is lovely.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and clean. We loved everything we ordered. The dessert are the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Rachel is a fabulous server! She helped us navigate the menu and her recommendations were delicious!!!
My friend and I enjoyed taking our college kids out to lunch. The price is definitely on the high end so we only go for special occasions.

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