True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
2171 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Join us for Mother's Day weekend brunch Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. Exclusive in-store offerings and online dining options available, along with a special gift from True.

True Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek is open for outdoor dining, no-contact pickup & delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles & alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining & takeout environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

Support True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 8 - May 9, 2021

    Light up her life this Mother's Day. Join us for brunch Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 and enjoy seasonal brunch features, floral cocktails & refreshers, family dinners to go, and a special gift for Mom.

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 2171 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBlessed
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent knowledgeable server , unusual healthy food options.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Blessed, Thank you for your feedback and we pride ourselves in sourcing healthy, sustainable and other items throughout our menu to cater to each guest taste buds and dietary needs. We are glad you chose us. We look forward to having you back soon.

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vipLauraS
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ahi tuna rolls were not fresh. The wrapper was brittle and very dry. The ahi had a very fishy taste.

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Farmgirl68
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Eccellent lunch

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JustMir13
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Front front patio dining area designed for COVID times (not covered) was not very aesthetically pleasing, but it was still nice to have outdoor space to eat. Loved the vegan options, especially the cauliflower appetizer and the key lime cheesecake!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 19 hours ago

HI Justmir, I appreciate your feedback as we navigate through the changes of new way of life. We are taking steps to improve the ambiance, comfort and of course visuals of such a large covid safe space we have. I look forward to your return and of course to see the addition of ambiance we will be adding to the patios.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi there thank you for your feedback ill be sure to share this with the team.

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Joy2dine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was so helpful to me in choosing low carb options. I went with the tomato soup and roasted cauliflower, both delicious.

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MarshaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthday was wonderful food and personal service.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on April 8, 2021

Hi Marsha, Thank you for your amazing review. Glad you were able to celebrate an amazing afternoon with us. We look forward to having you back for your next celebration.

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GregS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Hard to find if you're not familiar with the area. Hostess was unable to help me find the restaurant when I called in. Food quality and value was good. A little too noisy for conversation.

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Hi Greg, So sorry to hear that directions to our restaurant where not provided to you in more detail. I would love to discuss further with you. i will be sending you a private message.

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vipBobL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. I really enjoy the desserts too. Shrimp tacos are the best.

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vipLori
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So want to support our local restaurants as we claw our way back from Covid. True Foods makes it hard. My husband had the chicken mozzarella wrap. Tasteless. The "sweet
Potato hash" just cut up potatoes with a piece of onion. $16 for that??? My lasagne was so spicy I was drinking water all night long. And at $17 shouldn't it come with a small salad or vegetable? Sorry...price/value is out of whack. I get the food is healthy, but still...

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on April 7, 2021

Hi Lori, I am so saddened to hear that this was your lasting impression on a experience that should have been much more than the one you received. I would love to touch bases with you for more details. I will be sending you a private message.

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vipDeAb
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food was great. Healthy fresh food plus awesome service made for a wonderful lunch. We sat inside and because there was only a limited amount allowed due to the pandemic, the tables were spread out nicely and therefore, the noise level was low even though they were busy. Definitely would go back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on April 7, 2021

Hi Deab, Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our safety protocols and of course your experience. We look forward to having you back for our Spring seasonal menu on April 7th.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for a place that aligned with the whole, nutritious food we prepare at home and TFK didn't disappoint. Everything was fresh, healthy and well-prepared. You may be wondering "how I really know" it was truly fresh and healthy. Well, your body responds differently to natural whole foods than it does when it consumes overly processed and "naturally flavored" foods. The former gives you energy and fills you up, while the latter tires you out and is engineered to trick you into eating more and more and more. TFK was definitely the former and not the latter. Good food should make you feel good.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on April 7, 2021

Hi Andrew, Thank you for this amazing feedback and review. One of our main focuses is to serve healthy food to great people like yourself all while feeling good and enjoying a healthy life. We cannot wait to welcome you back for our next upcoming launch of our seasonal menu coming April 7th with some exciting new additions and returns of some fan favorites.

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CatherineH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with another couple, we sat inside. Week night. Excellent for indoor dining. Food was excellent.

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Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback Catherine.

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vipLiseB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not our best visit. We normally love the restaurant and while understanding the problems of safety the food quality was much poorer than normal although I still loved the kale salad side dish. I had the tacos and the pickled onions were actually frozen which cooled the entire taco.

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CarolynE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an anniversary lunch, and we loved it. Our server even treated us to some yummy desert!

It was even nice to have fewer people around us.

Food and drink were fantastic, as usual!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Carolyn, Well we are super thrilled you chose to celebrate such an important and beautiful celebration with us. Glad we hit the mark with service and of course dessert. We cannot wait to celebrate your next milestone with us in the future.

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denisew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, just a great night. Our server was terrific; and the food was outstanding, as always!! I love having more than one vegan choice, when I go to a restaurant!!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you Denise, We are so thankful and happy that we are your number one choice to come out and enjoy your vegan favorites. We look forward to having you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Server was great, Food was great, Andre the Assistant GM was very welcoming and friendly..he’s the BEST!!!
Can’t wait to dine there again 👍😁

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback on your visit with us. Ill be sure to share this with Andre and the Team.

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KMC1
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Well spaced out tables and plenty of heaters.....food is good with medium sized portions. Good lunch spot.

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DancingWeaver
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I would recommend avoiding the GF lasagne if you do not care for exceptionally salty tasting food.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 22, 2021

Hi There Dancing Weaver. I am so sorry that was the lasting impression on a fantastic dish. It is never intended to be salty by any means. I appreciate your feedback on the lasagna. I would love t discuss with you further. I will be sending you a private message.

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vipJoniB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a good experience. Would highly recommend. Took off one star because the table behind us was less than 6ft away.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 22, 2021

HI Joni, Thank you for your feedback and review. We want you to know we take extra caution in making sure all of our guest safety is a priority especially in the times we are living in. I am so sorry to learn that the social distancing protocols we have in place was not exercised and practiced during your visit. We do a social distancing protocol walk through daily and will have that on our radar for more frequent walk throughs to ensure everyone feels safe and welcomed. Thank you again.

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vipLoriH
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a fun and delicious birthday dinner

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 23, 2021

Lori thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate with!! Hope to see you again soon, thank you again!

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AnneR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious seasonal food, attentive service and welcoming/comfortable environment.

We shared brussel sprouts, kale salad and margherita pizza. So many choices! There are also so many drink options that look good (alcoholic and non). Great for small and larger groups. Highly recommend, and I'll go back again too!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 11, 2021

Hi Anne, Thank you for your feed back on your recent visit with us. Glad we hit the mark with you and your guest. I will be sure to share this experience with the team. We look forward to having you back soon.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had friends from out of town take me to lunch for my birthday.
The teriyaki mixed grain bowl was extremely dry. Was not able to eat it. So we were still a little hungry.
The waiter did not specifically ask if we wanted dessert. We would have because it was my birthday and he would have made more money.
The ancient grain bowl was DELICIOUS!!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hi Maria, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit celebrating your special day. I am saddened to hear about the subpar service and quality of some of our fan favorite items. Id love to discuss further with you. Ill be sending you a private message. Thank you again for your feedback.

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vipaburke20
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

True Food Kitchen is doing a good job making diners feel safe, but their system for reading the menu on one's phone is way too complicated. After we'd struggled to figure it out, our server approached the table next to us and offered them paper menus, which we would have loved!! After that initial glitch, our meal was lovely.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback.

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ValerieS
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean. Food is soo delicious! Service was fantastic and she was very friendly. They got our orders correct. Eat here frequently.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Valerie, I will be sure to share with the team your amazing review

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Somuchsweetness
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fresh and delicious! Service is always good but the only issue i would have is with scanning menu and ordering issue on the menu app

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for your awesome feedback!! As always it helps us continue to serve our amazing community by offerings and catering to their needs. The Menu scanning Menu is designed for limited contactless ordering and payment that we give our guest. We are happy to guide you through as well as offer the Original way of ordering with a paper menu as well at anytime. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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CeciliaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but food was outstanding per usual

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you Cecilia, Your feedback is what continues to help us strive for continued success all while providing the best hospitality in our communities. I am so saddened to hear that this wasn't the case on your last visit with us. I would like to connect and discuss further. I will be reaching out to you. Thank you again for your valued feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo amazing

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you so much for you awesome review!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food!!! Our server was just awesome !

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

That's such great news!! We'd love to know who so we can recognize them for their hard work, have a great day!

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M1019
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for a healthier food. Never had food that does not taste good here. Everything is fresh.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

You're wonderful!! Thank you so much for the feedback and hope to see you soon!

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Pals
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is always good at True Foods. But the service was very poor this time. First no one came to take our order for atleast 15-20min. Then it took another 20 min to get our drinks and appetizers and more than an hour before we got our mains. They even forgot a couple of dishes which my kids had been waiting for which they brought right in the end. They were nice enough to not charge us for those dishes. Seemed like there was only 1 waitress taking orders in the patio area. I guess it’s the after effect of Covid. I hope the service improves.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

I'm so sorry for the lack of service you experienced on your last visit in. It is not up to our standards and we dropped the ball. You deserve excellent service every time you dine with us and I know we can give you that if you'd be willing to give us another chance. I'd love to send you a gift card for you to use at your convenience and hope to hear back from you so we can arrange to send it to you. Thank you again for your feedback and patience. Amanda Crammer GM True Food Kitchen

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JeanneW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great and healthy food with wonderful options. I love trying the new seasonal
Options on the menu. The staff are great and the service was excellent. There were some loud protesters in the area by the restaurant toward the end of our meal but no fault of the restaurant I highly recommend this restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

Jeanne, you're awesome - thank you!! Please come visit April 7th when our spring menu goes live!

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vipJenron
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was so nice to finally get outside and experience outdoor dining once again. I have to give you all credit, the outdoor dining set up was impressive. It was sprinkling when we sat down but eventually cleared up. The staff were very helpful in moving heaters around as needed which we much appreciated. I do have to say the only reason why I set up only 4 tars is due to the temperature of the appetizers when they came out. I love the edamame potstickers and they were cold but definitely still edible. Thank you for all your hard work True Food. We will be back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

Jenron thank you so much for your loyalty and support. We're doing our best but I'm sad your dumplings weren't as amazing as they should have been. Hot yummy dumplings are the best! Please reach out so I can coordinate getting you a gift card to use for another order of edamame dumplings on your next visit. You can call the restaurant anytime. Thanks again!!

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vipRafaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Made a reservation for Valentines Day. When I arrived they said they could not honor the reservation allowing us to seat inside the tent. We were seated outside with individuals who did not have reservations. Why take a reservation when it cannot be honored.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Rafael, I'm deeply sorry that we were not able to accommodate your table location request on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately without the use of our dining room and only 10 tables on the covered patio - it left us short on excellent table choices. We should have communicated that better and I want to make it up to you. I'd love to have you back in for a dinner on us. My name is Amanda and if you'd call the restaurant I can set you up with a reservation. Thank you for your patience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentines day

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you so much! Hope you and yours had a special day

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. Dining outdoors in February can be chilly. The tent with heat lamps was perfect!

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Responded on February 25, 2021

Terri I'm so glad you were comfortable with our set up! Hoping dine in will be approved any day now!

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Diane
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good salad

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review on our amazing seasonal culinary creations. Glad the salad was a hit!.

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SkaT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu with all had of choices. Very impressed with all the gluten-free options.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Skat, Thank you for your review. We take pride in offering other options to all dietary needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For healthier food, it’s great with excellent flavor. Great service and well done in the social distanced environment.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you so much!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It’s great to be back! One of my favorite places to eat out! Ate there both Saturday and Sunday. Both times I had a reservation and both times I still waited over a half an hour to be seated. They need to work on that

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on February 3, 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback! We've worked out a new system for reservations that will help us keep everyone happy with the limited tables we have to offer - thank you for your patience and hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 952-7314.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 2171 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek 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.