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True Food Kitchen - Austin, Austin, TX

True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.6
4.6
2078 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

8:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, 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, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-2430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Puskorius

  • 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

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Parking details

    Free 1-hr self-parking with validation at Seaholm Garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,078 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Healthy

  • Austin

    Great for Lunch

  • Austin

    Healthy

  • Austin

    Great for Lunch

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  1. SR

    SteveR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I had asked for bar seating in my reservation and that request was ignored. The wait staff appeared to have some sort of problem - I expect they were spread thin on a busy evening. We ordered the charred cauliflower and it arrived nearly cold. Our pan fried sea bass was overcoooked and dried out. All together not a spectacular evening. Our waiter did try and managed a smile and was attentive to our mention of time constraints.
  2. BS

    BryanS

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    They seem short-staffed.
  3. CB

    ChristieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only negative is that the table we were given was right in front of the door and the sun was uncomfortably bright in my eyes every time someone opened the door. It lasted about 20 minutes before the sun went down. Otherwise, everything was great.
  4. RS

    RobertS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, inattentive server on the porch.
  5. A

    Andrea

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    So... like most Hospitality, there are no servers, however the woman that helped us(she had "balanced" written on her t shirt), did a lovely job of making us feel welcomed and important- everything arrived later than usual and some Entrees were wrong- re: kale salad instead of hash browns, they ran out of "fresh vine" Chardonnay - my feeling, there wasn't any to begin with..: but it was slow- slow- slow-
  6. ME

    MistyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, the food was delicious. It was a perfect business dinner. Thank you!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was good, but service was very, very slow. Probably understaffed.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022We're sorry we dropped the ball with service! We will be better with this. Thank you for dining with us!

  8. JT

    JeanneT

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    True Food Kitchen never disappoints! My husband enjoyed his turkey burger and sweet potato side, and my spaghetti squash marinara with chicken was terrific! While it was a bit warm on the patio we had a view of Blue Lapis Light as they rehearsed before the evening performance. All in all - perfect evening.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022Awesome feedback! Thank you for the 5 stars!

  9. DF

    DanaF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great. I especially liked the seasonal choices for Fall. The food was fresh and tasty. Only issue was we were seated in a place that when any patron who opened the door, sunlight glared into my face. A little uncomfortable seated where I was, the angle and Texas sun, just was not a pleasant experience. Definitely would return to try different entrees from menu.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We just switched to our fall menu and I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything! I am sorry to hear the sun was bothersome when the door was opened. If that ever happens again, please let us know and we will work to get you moved to somewhere that is more comfortable.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    I had to send back the cutlery twice as it was soiled, dirty, super dirty. We asked the hostess to seat us at a booth and she changed us but was very rude and angry because we did not requested it on our reservation.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022I'm sorry for your experience when you visited us recently. We always want to accomodate any request you may have, so the way that was handled was not correct. I hope you give us another chance in the future, because we would love the chance to show you that is not how we treat our guests.

  11. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously wonderful. Exceptionally satisfying. Fulfilling experience.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you so much Eric, we appreciate the 5 stars!

  12. T

    Tommy

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place. Parking is ok. Thanks for validating the parking.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022Thanks Tommy, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience!

  13. a

    atxfoodie

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was okay, the overall experience. Some restaurants didn’t bounce back from the past two years of the pandemic and this location is one of them. They did NOT remove tree nuts from an appetizer that we ordered. Since we have a life-threatening allergy in my family, I don’t trust food that lands on the table. Ever. That dish was pushed aside, and they replaced it. The rest of the food was okay. Nothing spectacular. The service deteriorated in the dining room as the meal went on, getting worse and worse. We had to flag down our server to get our check. They had overfilled the dining room and were not able to keep up, sadly. Before arriving we had to adjust our reservation. And the staff was weird on the phone. Not very helpful. It was a bit odd.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 20, 2022I'm so sorry about everything that went wrong with your meal when you were in recently. It sounds like we definitely dropped the ball and your dining experience was not what it should have been. We take allergies very seriously and there is no excuse for that ever to happen. I would love to know more about the service and phone conversation so I can work to fix the issues with the staff. Please give any manager a call here at the restaurant, we would really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

  14. GS

    GeorgeS

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    No fans, so patio seating not as comfortable as could be!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 12, 2022Georges, thanks for the feedback. We hope to have some beautiful weather coming in the next few months to help with that. See you again soon.

  15. E

    Eamjadi

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Party of 8 with 4 kids, seated earlier than our reservation and had kids' food out quickly. All was very yummy!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 6, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!

  16. AR

    AllRoadsLead2Tasting

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service. I recommend the booth seating because the chairs at the tables in the center of the restaurant are not comfortable. The backs of the chairs extend to your back / hips. The menu has several vegan options. The wine is great. The cocktails weren’t impressive. There were too many sweet fruity options. The corn soup is a favorite. Heritage grains bowl was delicious. The vegan burger was a bit too filling. Recommend pairing with a side salad instead of potatoes. For dessert we had vegan pumpkin pie which was delicious.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 4, 2022Thank you for the detailed feedback on our food items! We hope that you dine with us again soon.

  17. AG

    AvaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was different, but delicious. Our waiter was the best we have ever had - he was polite, attentive, and helpful with suggestions. We will be back!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 4, 2022We're excited about the great feedback! Thank you!

  18. ML

    MarissaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the healthy menu and delicious drinks! Everything was great!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you Marissa! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how great your experience was. Hope to see you back in here again soon!

  19. R

    Rush

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience, the edamame guacamole was out of this world. As well I am not sure if I’ve ever had a better Turkey burger. 10/10

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much Rush! I think the turkey burger is amazing as well, the remoulade just makes it. I appreciate you taking the time to leave the review!

  20. BF

    BryanaF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m obsessed with this place-The food is always high quality and consistent. It’s definitely my favorite restaurant and the ahi tuna tostada is what dreams are made of

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much! The tostada was actually created by our executive chef, Adam! So we are pretty partial to it also! Thank you again, we appreciate the feedback!

  21. CT

    ChristyT

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Waiter was attentive. Many options for Gluten free

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 30, 2022Thanks Christy! So happy to hear you had a good experience when you were in recently. We appreciate you letting us know and hope you are able to make it in again soon.

  22. KE

    KelsE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food looks wonderful, but unfortunately doesn’t taste as good. Used to be a favorite, but I feel like it’s just not as good as it used to be.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 28, 2022Hi Kelsey, I am sorry you did not have a good experience when you were in recently. I would love to know more about what was wrong with what you ordered so we could fix the issue for others moving forward. Please give one of our managers a call here at the restaurant to chat a bit more, we would really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

  23. B

    Bonnie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Gram wait on us and she is amazing! She was so helpful for our first visit. We had charred cauliflower, the poke bowl and split their Margherita pizza with added mushrooms and black olives. It was perfect. The crust was light and delicious and we loved the sauce. The poke bowl was fresh and beautiful with colors and flavors. You have to try the charred cauliflower - it will surprise you. All of the food is fresh, beautiful, creative and flavorful. Gram was there at the perfect moment, cheerful, approachable, friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. She asked the kitchen to split our poke bowl although we forgot to ask for that. I can't wait to go back and highly recommend True Food Kitchen!!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you Bonnie! Gram was so happy when I showed her this review, she appreciates you taking the time! Also, we appreciate it so much as well! I hope you are able to visit us again soon, we are switching to our fall menu next week, so lots of new items to try! Thank you again!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pizza, drinks and starters were great. Panini was ok. Lots of great vegan and gluten free options.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars!!

  25. ML

    MariaL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always good service and great food. It never seems too crowded and having the option of a big indoor or outdoor makes it nice.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks Maria! We appreciate you taking the time to leave the review!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True Food is one of our go-tos for fresh, well seasoned food. Many menu choices make family dining really easy. Always clean and the service is good. Sometimes it gets too busy for staff, but the option to pay by QR code helps.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on September 6, 2022We appreciate being one of your go-to restaurants! We just changed to our fall menu, so lots of new choices to come in and try! Thank you for your feedback, it means the world to us!

  27. AE

    AlexandriaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. True Food locations vary in quality, but this one is fantastic

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 22, 2022Amazing feedback! Thank you for dining with us!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    One of the hostesses was pretty rude and the service was awful. No one even came to my table for 20 minutes.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 16, 2022I am so incredibly sorry to hear of this bad experience when you were in recently. I would love to hear more about it so we can follow up with whatever went wrong and we can fix the issues moving forward. Please give me a call here at the restaurant to discuss at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson Assistant General Manager

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience3
    The menu has deteriorated.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 16, 2022Thanks for taking time to leave the feedback about the menu. I would love to know a bit more about what you mean, such as the items on the menu itself or the quality of the food once it reaches the table? If you would not mind giving me a call to discuss, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much, Vanessa Johnson Assistant General Manager

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I admit I am not the healthiest eater. But I took a date who was, this was her favorite place. I fell in love with everything about this place. The food was out of this world and the place was very romantic.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 16, 2022I love everything about this review! Thank you so much for giving us a shot! We cannot wait to see you in again soon.

  31. BF

    BryanaF

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True Food is always delicious. I continued to be impressed by the quality of the food. Yum!!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 14, 2022Thank you so much! We are going to our fall menu in just a few weeks, so you will have to come in and visit us soon!

  32. JJ

    JaniceJ

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ancient grain bowl was delicious and fresh. The Kale drink was very refreshing and the staff was so attentive and friendly. I had the chocolate cake for my birthday and it was perfect. I would highly recommend True Foods to anyone. I will defiantly return!!!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you Janice! I love to hear you enjoyed everything and the staff was on point! We can't wait to welcome you back!

  33. B

    Beth

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    You must bring your own sharp knife as I do ... if you desire a perfectly controlled clean cut on any of their items ... especially the delicious perfect tasting chicken parm. Service is perfect and full of beautiful smiles.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 12, 2022Hi Beth, Thanks for the feedback! I am so happy you enjoyed the chicken parm, it is one of my favorites as well! We will have more smiles for you next time you are in!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Wait staff was very slow and service was chaotic. Food came out cold and at different times. Overall was very disappointing

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 2, 2022We're terribly sorry that you didn't have a great experience. We appreciate the feedback and will be better upon your next visit!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We had to send 2 of the cocktails back because they tasted like they forgot the alcohol. The food was flavorful but came out at only medium heat. There are better restaurants in Austin for the price.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for your feedback. I would like to talk about your experience and make this right for you. Please contact me at your convenience. 512-777-2430, I look forward to speaking with you!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vanessa was so gracious!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on August 2, 2022Vanessa is awesome! We're glad that she is a part of the team and creates such a good environment for our guests.

  37. CC

    CristinaC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go with excellent tasty and healthy food. Friendly service and we like coming here for special occasions.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on July 29, 2022CristinaC, We hope that we could make your special occasion a memorable one! We'll see you again soon!

  38. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, healthy food. Lovely atmosphere. I’m a big fan.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for coming into dine with us! We enjoying having such a vibrant restaurant and great culture here. Please visit us again soon and share your experience with your friends and family!

  39. DG

    DavidG

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on July 25, 2022David, Thanks for the 5 stars!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Curry was delicious and the flourless chocolate cake was surprisingly delicious as well. Love this place!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on July 25, 2022Keep coming back for more! Thank you for your support and feedback!

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 - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 777-2430.

True Food Kitchen - Austin is rated 4.6 stars by 2078 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Austin

222 West Avenue, HR 100, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • 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, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free 1-hr self-parking with validation at Seaholm Garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Puskorius

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-2430

  • 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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