True Food Kitchen - Austin

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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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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down on one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. From the time we were seated until we left, the staff was excellent! Food was fantastic! Great wine list. Really excellent from start to finish!

AL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to dine at True Food and I am looking forward to my next! The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was really delicious. Managers Vanessa and Desiree both stopped by to make sure everything was going great. Give it a try!

LM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much yum! I'm currently on Whole 30 and was able to use their Paleo menu suggestions to order a delicious dinner. My hubs had the poke bowl which I'll need to come back for but my grass fed burger on lettuce wrap was delicious. As was the kale salad. So many yummy drink options as well! Our server was knowledgeable and helpful as well as timely. We will be back again soon!

RH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Drinks were great. Staff was great

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was absolutely wonderful- made
Our evening so much fun and so helpful in ordering.

LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Great ice tea. Need more flavors of kombucha please.

J
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

loved the menu, so many options. Took 30 minutes to get served a glass of water, then the food was not served together so two patrons ate while the other's waited for their food so that the first two meals could be consumed when warm.

b
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fresh food with lots of choices for vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian. We had delicious creative cocktails. Try the kale guacamole, based with avocados so don't be scared by the kale! So fresh and tasty. My husband and I had fish entrees, he said the fish tacos were spectacular. I had the Asian style bass fish with Bok Choy in a delicious Coconut flavored broth. All was cooked to perfection and our server was so friendly and informative. 5 star food with moderate prices, Check it out!

MD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

True Food’s restaurant is healthy and fun for a lunch with friends.

CA
Singapore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place. The location is great, the food is delicious as are the drinks and there is a great selection -- something for everyone. I love that the food is healthy and it is good value. The ONLY problem is that due to the concrete floor, the acoustics aren't the greatest and it can get very loud.

RA
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good, not great.

JT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress was terrible. Never checked on us, couldn't get waters. Had to ask the manager. We ordered butternut squash soup and she heard pizza, corrected her twice and then two pizzas come out and then she has the audacity to try to charge us for them! Value for the food was terrible.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place! Fresh food and drinks always! And seasonal adds to the menu!

V
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Normally we love it here but both margarita pizzas came out so soggy and greasy .... they only took a couple bites of each 😕

BB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience and excellent service.

TC
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, service is always perfect; my absolute favorite restaurant ever!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my 2 kids and husband.
We arrived early on a Sunday to about a rush and it was very pleasant. The kids menu is appreciated and I love to eat clean. It’s a pricier dining out experience than our usual family dinner out so I guess it’s more of a splurge a little destination with kids.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Making healthy taste great.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had a fabulous meal at True Food. Our waiter Tyler fantastic and the service was very good. Highly recommend the sea bass and squash pie. Delicious!

C
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Appetizers were very good, however the turkey burger and chicken wrap were just average. The sweet potato hash was dry and tasteless. Not our typical experience at True Food.

KF
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Long wait but the food was good. Brussels sprouts were delicious. Tuna bowl had a nice variety of ingredients that balanced to dish nicely.

DP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my third visit to True Food Kitchen. We arrived quite early on a weekday night with few other people there. That's probably why the maitre d' didn't check our reservation, leading to a subsequent hassle with them reporting to Open Table that we hadn't kept the reservation. Then the service was rather slow, especially for so few people there. We were particularly disappointed when our cappuccinos didn't arrive with our dessert, and we had to make a special effort to get them. (If I'd been our waiter I would have comped those drinks.)

The food was as wonderful as the previous times, with rich combinations of colors, textures, and flavors.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very healthy and tasty food.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish you could have options for Vegan SOS (No Salt, No oil, No sugar) Example...bake potato, bowl of rice and hummus with no oil. A plate of plain steamed veggies.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very very very loud

TB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was excellent. We had two individuals in our party with strict dietary needs. They listened and the food was prepared to their needs. Very accommodating.

AS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a really good evening. We each had one of the two tequila drinks on offer; my second drink was the cantaloupe/mezcal and it was ok...the melon wasn’t a great cocktail base for me as it gets a little funky for me in its smell.

Edamame dumplings were light and savory and left me wanting another order. Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad was the summer salad the I was craving all day!

My date had the chicken sausage pizza which had a nice sauce and tasty meat and cheese though I would order it more crispy next time. I had the chicken paillard w a wilted brocollini/green bean/arugula side; both delicious though the chicken was pressed so this it was borderline dry but the flavor got me through. Just espressos for dessert.

Service was quick and attentive throughout.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid, healthy, cool!

CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The last 2 times we have gone, something has been wrong with our meal. My GF wanted the chopped salad w/no cheese (she's vegan) and she bit into blue cheese and she ordered a rice bowl for her kid and there was barely any rice (meltdown)

NY
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy delicious meal. Fresh foods and great service.

HF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to True Food Kitchen many times since they opened. The atmosphere is lively and the food is always very good to excellent. They have a wide variety on their menu, including their drink selection. Of course, the great differentiator for True Food is the healthy quality of their ingredients. They are one of my favorite places.

JM
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great and we always love the food!

TF
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience for brunch. Our server was great in offering suggestions and tips. Food was outstanding. We’ll be coming back!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress definitely made it a hell of an experience since she knew the whole menu inside and out. They can really up the boujee-ness of your brunch if you want it. That avocado toast looked A1 and tasted even better. The blue pancakes were decadent and fluffy but that fresh cream on top was a little gross, but I just don’t do sour cream. Outdoor patio seating feels great in that breezeway.

RV
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously delicious food, great selection of wine and other beverages, neat location and atmosphere. Great spot for almost any occasion.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We live close by and have gone here a few times before. Service has always been so slow. We were sitting on the patio in 90 degrees and it took over 15 minutes to get us our cocktails and water. Then we ordered another drink as they dropped off our food and it barely arrived before the check.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very yummy but be prepared for it to take a long time to get food.

LH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always and the lavender tea is a must try!!!

RP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Since I have made the effort to eat healthier, I have found it very hard to find restaurants that are realy health conscious. True Food Kitchen is a gem of a find. This place is absolutely great!! From the cocktails, apps and main courses, al the food and drink was spot on. We will definitely hit this place up when we are in Austin

KB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True foods is very accommodating and family friendly!

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