True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.6
1845 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Austin is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1845 people are saying
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WAbr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Wish there was more separation between tables to be Covid conscious. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our servers were amazing! The food was delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pricey but good. Lasagna was really garlicky.

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vipRobin
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The quality of the food, wine and ambiance seem on decline relative to my previous visits.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Robin, I am so sorry this visit did not live up to your previous visits. I would love to hear more about what you did not enjoy so I can follow up with the chefs and bartenders to make sure it does not happen anymore. If you can give me a call here at the restaurant at your earliest convenience, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Vanessa Johnson

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KristenH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The server was helpful in answering questions about the dishes. The spaghetti squash casserole was delish as was the pear and goat cheese flatbread. The vegan chocolate chip cookies were super yummy!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Kristen! We appreciate your feedback, it means a lot to us! If you have not tried it yet, try the spaghetti squash casserole with the bolognese sauce next time, it makes the flavor that much better!

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AustinA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always seem to get the Ancient Grains Bowl with well cooked salmon. Yummy and filling every time!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your patronage Austin! If you have not tried the sea bass yet, you should! Its got an amazing umami sauce on it that is to die for!

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vipRyanH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the Food was good and it was a nice day to enjoy the patio

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 16, 2022

Thanks so much Ryan! I am glad you had a nice experience when you were in recently! The weather makes for a great experience out on the patio!

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LizA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is nourishing, well portioned, fresh and creative. Wide variety of diverse choices to choose from. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Ambience and atmosphere is delightful.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 16, 2022

Thank you so much Liz for letting us know how much you enjoyed your time in recently! We appreciate you taking the time to do so!

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KatR
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The items we selected from the brunch menu were delicious. The service was top-notch. Grace made sure we had everything we needed throughout our meal and was very sweet!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thanks Kat for this review! I am so glad you had a great experience with Grace, she is definitely an asset to us! I will show her this, I know she will appreciate it! Thank you again for taking the time to write this!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food and bartender’s service were outstanding h

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome healthy food and drinks. Will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for this review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything and will be back in soon!

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DME2020
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They were out of some stuff and took awhile for someone to serve us but cute spot! Def worth trying! Lots of v and veg options!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks for letting us know about your visit. I am so sorry it took a bit for someone to get to your table, we never want that to happen. Hopefully we redeemed ourselves once they got there and you got your food. I appreciate your feedback!

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Impressed
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server and kitchen were mindful of my food allergies and it was all delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write this, we appreciate it so much! Glad you enjoyed yourself on your visit and allergies/special diets/sensitivities is something we take very seriously!

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GREGZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My food was served cold and should have been hot. I could not complain bc I was the host.
The flatbread was overpriced for what we got.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks for letting us know of your experience when you were in. We apologize for your food being sent out cold, it never should be that way. Please in the future, let us know so we can fix the issue and make sure you don't leave unhappy or hungry. I would love to know what you did not enjoy about the flatbread so if something was wrong, I can follow up with our kitchen to fix the issue. If you are comfortable doing so, please give me a call here at the restaurant so I can get some details.

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vipGeoffreyH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I have heard good things about Trufood and I have only tried one location as it is close to where we live in downtown Austin. I have been to this restaurant twice now and I have been disappointed both times. The food is marginal at best. The atmosphere is lovely both inside and outside. I had a burger the first time that was served stone cold. I am not typically a complainer or someone who sends their food back but I did on this occasion. The second burger arrived lukewarm and I ate it. This time I had a bowl, which was actually pretty good but my girlfriend had a wrap and she could only manage to eat half of it. I will not return as there are so many other great options for great food in downtown Austin.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 8, 2022

Hi Geoffrey, I am so sorry to hear you have not enjoyed your food when you have been in a couple of times. Please always let us know when you are here so we can correct whatever is wrong or get you something else you would enjoy more. We never want you to leave hungry or unhappy with your experience! If you choose to give us another chance, please ask for me so I can stop by and make sure everything is more to your liking. Thank you for letting us know your feedback. Vanessa Johnson

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TaraD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious as always and we had ordered some food to go as well. When we got home we realized that some of it was missing, so I called them and the manager (wish I remembered his name, very nice :) ) went above and beyond and took care of us.

Thank you, we love y’all!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hi Tara, Thanks for taking the time to write this! I appreciate you shouting out one of the managers, glad he did all he could to make sure you were taken care of! Hopefully you are able to make it in again soon! Thanks again!

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Chilled0717
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, everything was perfect, including the outdoor patio. 😍

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks so much for your kind words! I am glad to hear you had a great experience when in recently. We appreciate your feedback

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PamO
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, one of my favorite places!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much Pam! We love hearing that we are one of your favorite places, we appreciate it so much!

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EmilyF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always been a big fan of true food kitchen! This was my first time at this location and it was great and delicious. We ate on the patio, which was very dog friendly. Server was friendly and drinks were great.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks Emily for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate you visiting! Hopefully we see you back in again soon!

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sterlinga
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Fair prices. You will love the vibes

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience, we appreciate you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service. Food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Brian
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual! Highly recommend True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thanks so much Brian, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know!

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DebbieP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was a great waitress! She gave great advise - suggesting appetizers, entrees and drinks! She had a great sense of humor, was very genuine and made our evening fun!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 3, 2022

I am so happy to read this Debbie! Morgan is definitely one of our best! I will make sure to show her this, I know she will be so excited. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for holiday work celebration

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 20, 2021

So glad you enjoyed yourself for your work celebration! We are happy you chose us for your event!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great service. Delicious food! Nice outdoor seating

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 20, 2021

We are glad you had a great time when you were in recently and your service was great as well. Thank you for letting us know!

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JonnyO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at true food kitchen. From the food, to the wait staff, to the atmosphere, everything was outstanding.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 20, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and let us know what a great time you had! We hope to see you back in again soon, thank you again. Happy Holidays!

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ChristopherA
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lasagna was delivered cold.

Everything else was fine.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks for letting us know about your lasagna Christopher. I have followed up with the kitchen to make sure they are cooking it longer because it should never come out cold. We appreciate your feedback.

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BrandyA
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is consistently good at True Food and I like that they have seasonal rotating menus for variety.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 20, 2021

Thank you so much Brandy! We appreciate you and your patronage. Thank you for taking the time to write this review!

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Ajay
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great as always. Solid place to go for healthy tasty food. The ambiance is always great, though there's an occasional train passing. Overall would 100% recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

Ajay, Thank you for the kind words. We love to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Also we thank you for being patient with the noise. We hope to see you back soon!

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jeffb
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and service - keep up the good work

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Jeff!

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vipJohnC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Tables around us not cleared during our entire time at True Food. My lasagne dish was burned, mostly inedible. Our bill was put on table before we had even had a chance to order dessert and coffee. Other customers were yelling at wait staff regarding slow service. Even wait staff complained about the "chaos" there. I have enjoyed True Food for two years, but will not go back until they get their act together again!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 17, 2021

Hi John, I appreciate you letting know of all the issues from your experience the other evening. It sounds like we really dropped the ball all around and for that I apologize. I have followed up with the chef regarding your lasagna, the busser regarding tables not being cleared and especially your server because you should have had the opportunity to order dessert or at least sit and enjoy your experience. I hope you choose to give us another chance in the future. Thanks again telling us.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Nice variety and all seemed very fresh

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you so much for leaving this review, we appreciate it!

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vipRicksgirl
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was okay. I felt more spices and salt were needed. It was bland tasting. Although; our server was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about your food being a bit bland, I will follow up with the chef to make sure our recipes are being followed correctly. I am glad to hear that your server was great, thank you again!

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vipRVBC
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The one thing I went there to eat was not available and alternative options not quite as tasty. Server was good, just not very attentive. We got app before bar drinks.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

I am so sorry to hear we were out of what you wanted that evening. I have spoken with the chef about our prep levels to hopefully ensure this does not happen again as we definitely want everything available on the menu. If you are comfortable doing so, I would love to know who your server was so I can follow up and ensure they are giving better levels of service. Please feel free to contact me here at the restaurant. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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PamN
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you so much Pam! We appreciate you taking the time to write this!

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vipLori
Austin
44 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant downtown for wholesome delicious food

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, we appreciate you!

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ChristineS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you as the service was very good as expected.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you Christine, I am so glad you had a good experience! Hopefully you are able to make it back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan double cheeseburger. We both had this and ate the whole thing. The appetizers were great too and no complaints about the staff. Always a good experience here.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review! I love the vegan double cheeseburger also, so I get it! If you have not tried the butternut squash pizza yet, make sure to try it on your next time in. Its an awesome vegan dish as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch took great care of us. New to Austin, first time dining. Will be back

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much for this review! Mitchell will be so excited to see this. Hope to see you back in again soon!

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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 1845 OpenTable diners.

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.