True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
2240 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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

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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 2240 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmsplum
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Disgusting food not even fit for my pet - inedible. Waiter failed to note the food allergies on the second order and included items specially requested for elimination. If not noticed when it arrived, it could have made me VERY ill. Overall - awful.

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StuartW
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much. Service was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place is Awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but, a bit pricey.

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Seashell
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Terrible terrible service. I had reservations and the hostess was going to seat us in an area were a drink was split. She proceeded to have us wait for another table while she seated walk-ins. Our waiter was unfriendly and took forever to bring us water. People who were seated after us got their food and drinks before us. It’s unfortunate how terrible the service was but the food was good!

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DianeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Less tables made the "sound"' inside so much better!! Sorry to report. It's always a bit noisy with a FULL house!

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MARIAT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was friendly but very slow.

I cannot believe the lack of attention to the ladies room - soap containers were empty, only one faucet with running water.
Andrew Weil needs to make a visit to see how this place runs now.

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vipAragon
San Francisco
232 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sigh. I like True Food Kitchen when it works, but service (often a challenge) and food (usually good) didn't completely work on this visit. My first time at brunch and I tried their scrambler. I asked how many eggs were included in the scrambler and I was told 5 oz. Not helpful. The waitperson goes back to the kitchen area to whomever is assisting him, and he returns and says it's 2-3 eggs. Well, the dish had lots of the asparagus, onions, etc., but slim on the eggs; really slim. Wasn't even close to 2 eggs; and the dish was under seasoned. Oh well. The edamame dumplings, as always, were good. My companion was satisfied with his steak tacos. We both had the flourless chocolate cake, and it was OK; nothing spectacular. I did like the maitre d service upon arrival - friendly, smiled, and actually said "hello." Overall, the waitperson service was mediocre. He was nice enough, and wasn't offensive, but being nice doesn't always equate to adequate or good service. Maybe he was new?? I find service, at most restaurants during the pandemic, a challenge. Thus, it's difficult to provide a really great tip with borderline service. And even less if the s/he is not adequately supported by the back of the house/kitchen manager.

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Gigi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner is very good, drinks were excellent. Service excellent. That’s why we come back. We’re satisfied. Thanks

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vipDasjj
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was conspicuously pushing us to hurry up and finish. Very annoying

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside so the noise depends on how many people passing by, but there is no traffic noise because the restaurant is located in a pedestrian plaza. Enjoyed watching people go by.

When the meal was served, the aroma was the first thing I noticed. It was so pleasing I just sat and inhaled for a minute or two. The flavors were amazing. I had the ancient grains bowl. They really know how to use herbs and spices. I’m definitely going back.

Robin

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vipRobinD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was absolutely delightful. Came for our daughter's birthday. Food was light and fresh and delicious. Service was very attentive. We will definitely be back.

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NicoleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome. So great. Limeade delicious. Portions are small but yummy.

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NizarM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and highly recommend.

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vipMXS1964
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food. Service was amazing. Very attentive.

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vipJacquelineL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the eclectic food and fun service.
Noise level even on outside patio high,
cannot eat in main room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a great experience. This was my first time trying & the food was AMAZING

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Ralphonso
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I go to True Foods often but sometimes the food is hit or miss. The last time we ate there my companion ordered a salmon salad and it came with chicken, which was dry and when they brought the salmon it was overcooked. I've heard this complaint before.

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vipgardenangel
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Celebrating my daughter’s Birthday we were a party of five. The server was phenomenal, but the noise level is too loud and difficult to hear one another at the table. I didn’t care for the tomato soup or GF chocolate cake dessert. The gluten-free pita bread was under done and floppy as was the GF pizza crust. My Lasagna Bolognese sauce was cool at best, but the center was warm. Service was slow, but I think that’s normal for this location.

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Marisa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was very satisfying. Will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tha waiter was very accommodating and moved us from the outside to the inside when we asked. Very friendly and happy staff to make our experience the best!!

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service superb! They work as a team and are a great support to each other. Andre was fabulous and so welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow, took a very long time to get things, and had to ask server for things more than once.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Love it

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WCHURRIKANE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pleasant experience; good food; a bit disappointed in that the seating hostess did not relay the fact that this was a 70th birthday celebration......

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SusanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a delightful early dinner. The food (Edamame Ravioli and Lasagna with Fennel Chicken) was delicious! We both enjoyed it very much!

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vipAgnes
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heather was pleasant & attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious as usual

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Agnes, Thank you so much for your feedback. Ill be sure to share this with Heather.

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TraceyC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truefoods is always great. Cocktails and food! Love the chopped salad and the burger!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Tracey, Thank you for your awesome review.

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SuzyCruz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant because it offers a lot of variety on the menu- something for everyone, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a meat lover. I love the roasted cauliflower starter and the Cobb Salad.

It’s casual with an easy, breezy vibe for both lunch and dinner. You could wear anything and feel comfortable.

In my experiences, the service has always been warm and friendly- very welcoming and accommodating.

I highly recommend True Food Kitchen for a spontaneous break from shopping or a planned girls night out or a date night, especially if you lean toward healthier (and flavorful) food and also like a full bar to accompany it.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Suzy, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience with us. Glad we were apart of such a grand time. We look forward to your next shopping or Girls night out trip soon.

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vipDavidJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple, delicious food. Attentive staff. Clean, modern set up. Good range of beverages.

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vipSeakille
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun meeting with friends, two of whom were vegans. Lots of great choices!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and review

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SuzyP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. I will definitely go back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Suzy, We look forward to having you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and overall - happy!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Glad to Hear Happy and Excellent Service. We look forward to your return.

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vipAnneH
London
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice, healthy meal out. Good choices for everyone in a pretty setting.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Anne, Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed our ambiance.

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Mike
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having first visited True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach I have to give my local TFK a try. Nice atmosphere, generous seating and a menu of delicious choices. Had the shrimp tacos. Initially surprised by the small portion I later discovered it was exactly the right size. Very tasty too. Had the Salmon Quinoa bowl in Newport Beach previously. Very delightful dish.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Mike Thank you for stopping in to your neighborhood TFK. Glad we lived up to the expectation here in Walnut Creek. Cant wait to have you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre the manager is the best!! He is very customer service focused and he always makes sure we are taken care of. The food is delicious always!!

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vipAnnO
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter treated me to Mother’s Day brunch here - my first visit. The menu had so many appealing options for a healthy , yet filling meal . The outdoor seating was covered from the blazing sun that day , the servers were friendly and the whole experience has made me a definite fan . I will be back !

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Ann, That is awesome. We are just as thrilled to welcome you in the TFK fan Family. We cannot wait to have you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very exciting environment with tasty, modern food.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was overly salty. Several items on the menu were out. Ancient grain bowls were goopy. Very disappointed compared to previous visits several years ago

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi there. I am so sorry to learn of this as your lasting experience with us. I want to apologize and would love to discuss further and personally invite you back. I will be sending a Private message to you.

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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 2240 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.