True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.6
2366 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Fairfax 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.

True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, in-season ingredients.

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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
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! The butternut squash pizza was delicious and I loved the brussel sprouts for my starter. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was almost inedible but I ate it because I was very hungry. My fish was way over cooked. I couldn’t even cut the three Brussels sprouts they deigned to serve and as for fennel, there was no fennel. The place was so loud I had to shout to be heard. I have no complaints about our server she was helpful and very professional.

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Chuck
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

....only criticism is that what was on the menu as Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap in home made pita was actually in a tortilla.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the reservation we were seated right away. The waiter was very attentive and was able to answer all of our questions. Beautiful place with amazing food. Was a little loud but will definitely be back to try more items!

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Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Thanks for the 5-star review! Glad to hear your waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Hope to see you again soon to try more of our seasonal options. Thanks

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AgneseV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, healthy food with lots of plant based options. Love the drink selection, too!

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Responded 6 days ago

Hello AgneseV, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We have a bunch of healthy options, food and drinks, available seasonally. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your entire dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LauraSue
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I am a big fan of True Foods, primarily because of their tasty vegetarian choices - and outdoor seating. Unfortunately, my last visit was very disappointing. We had a server that didn't seem interested in well, serving us! The table next to us had to chase her down for their check. We asked for water - twice before receiving it. We asked for separate checks and didn't get them. We waited a very long time to be noticed and to place our order and receive our food. Our waiter did not seem to care or apologize for any of the errors or delays. Maybe this is the "new normal" with waitstaff leaving the industry. If so, I will find another restaurant to frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All good dishes were cold to include pizza.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. I'm so sorry the food was cold. Please give me a call back so I can hear more about your experience and invite you back for another visit. 571-326-1616

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ingeniusone
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food as always was very good, but even seated outside it was beyond loud where my friends & I could hardly hear each other.. Don't try to pay with their app it doesn't work!

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Hi Ingeniusone, Thanks for your feedback. I'm very glad you enjoyed all the food. Next time you are here please ask for a manager and we will be more then happy to walk you through the Onedine steps. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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CatherineA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was fine but nothing special and veryfew of the staff wore masks

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Responded on October 5, 2021

HI CatherineA, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry that you found the food subpar. Please give me a call and I would love to go over some other great options that you may like and go over out mask policy. Thanks 571-326-1616

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We made a reservation on line for an outside table and our table was given to someone else. Despite this fact, the table was given to the other party. The host offered us a free appetizer for the inconvenience; however, the appetizer was never provided. We had to remind the waitress several times to bring our beverages.

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience, I would love to invite you back and offer you a gift card to allow us to change that experience. Also outside seating is on a first come first serve basis. Look forward to speaking with you. Thanks 571-326-1616

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MICHELEW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff to include the waiter were outstanding. The flourless chocolate cake, for dessert was fabulous!

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Hi Michelew, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your flourless chocolate cake and your entire dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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KimberlyM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice to sit outside. Would have preferred to not be right by the door. The food was amazing! Our server was very personable and offered good suggestions.

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Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your entire dining experience. Moving forward, please talk to a manager when you arrive, and we will be more then happy to accommodate seating preferences, as long as the patio is not on a wait. Hope to see you again soon

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vipCeliaG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was superb but the service wasn’t up to par. Meh!

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Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi CeliaG, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed the food. I'm sorry your service standards wasn't up to par. Please give me a call, I would love to invite you back and offer you a gift card for your next visit. Thanks 571-326-1616

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ServiceOverMoney
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

How does a restaurant allow dogs in the dining area where people are eating! The cloth seating areas were filthy.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Only service animals are allowed inside. Please feel free to give me a call and I will go over our pet policy with you. Thanks-571-326-1616

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ckmarin
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love True Food Kitchen and have eaten there many times. Unfortunately today the food was not up to par. We ordered the Brussels sprout appetizer which was delicious and then I ordered the kale salad with steak. The salad had way too much lemon and the kale hadn’t had time become tender but the real issue was the steak. It was awful and inedible. It was tough, chewy and what I feel was an extremely poor quality cut of beef. It also was tasteless except for the rancid grease flavor it had from whatever it had been cooked in. I am never a person who complains but I did decide to mention these issues to the waiter. He did take the price of the steak off, which was a nice gesture but I’m hoping they will improve the quality and taste of the steak in the future. I did give a 5 star review for overall satisfaction because this is a great place, I’m just hoping that this issue isn’t indicative of the overall quality of the food going forward.

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Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Ckmarin, Thank you for your 5-star review. We really appreciate you for being such a loyal patron. I'm sorry we didn't met your expectations during your last visit. I will share this review with our culinary team, to prevent this from happening in the future. If you could give me a call at the store I would love to invite you back and send you a gift card for your next visit. Thanks again 571-326-1616

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banana pancakes are a AMAZING!!!!!!

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Responded on September 26, 2021

Hello, Thanks you for your 5-star review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the banana pancakes. They are a brunch favorite. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DanielaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visiting True Foods Kitchen. The food, service, and drinks were phenomenal. Bek was our server, and he was so patient, kind, and courteous as my friends and I chatted away and kept forgetting to look at the menu. The food and his customer service were the highlight of our evening. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend the charred cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and hummus, for starters. We had the lasagna and spicy curry bowls w/ chicken for entrees and it was So Good. Re Drinks just try any of the cocktails You won’t be disappointed. We had a few 😋
Dessert, we had the squash pie - it tasted like sweet potato pie…Delish! I’m not vegan, or super health conscious, but after eating at “TFK” I’m converted. Who knew healthy foods could taste so amazing?!? 🤷🏼‍♀️

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi DanielaB, Thank you for your 5-star review. I love feedback like this! I'm so glad you enjoyed your entire dining experience. The Brussel Sprouts, Lasagna and the Panang Curry are brand new to our Fall Menu. I will share this review with Bek, as I'm sure he will be super excited to know that his hospitality and our delicious healthy food will bring you back. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great drinks. Definitely will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our food and drinks. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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mjhs
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always excellent as is the service. It can be noisy as it's a good place for groups to meet up. We were a table of two in a row of 4-5 tables ranging from 5-10 people each. Our server, Marianna, was outstanding, always checking in making sure all was right with our meal and given the other tables she was juggling, we were more than impressed.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 26, 2021

Hi MJHS, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the service. I will share this review with Marianna as I'm sure she will be excited. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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andream
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wait a little bit…but it was ok , table outside in the corner . Menu needs to have more opportunity!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 26, 2021

Hi Andream, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear that we didn't met your standards. Please give me a call, I would love to hear more about your experience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was such a disappointing lunch on Sunday - we had a reservation at 115pm and request an outside table. We arrived on-time and the hostess told us that reservation weren't accepted for outside. It would been helpful if the hostess would have called to confirm that information with us ahead of time and I could have put our name on the waitlist. We waited another 30 mins for an outside table. We waited another 15 mins for the server to come to take our drink order. The 3 iced teas and waters came without ice - odd...our food (3 salads and one kids pizza took 1 hour and 5 mins to arrive). There definitely seemed to be a lack of servers during the shift, but every part of this lunch was painfully slow and disorganized. This was our first time visiting True Food Kitchen, and I'm not sure we'll be back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Laura, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry for your disappointing dining experience. I would love to hear more about what happened and send you a gift card to invite you back. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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ChrisieK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant dining experience. Kona is the best!!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi ChrisieK, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. I will make sure I share this review with Khoa. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks

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Mcat
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and extra delicious seasonal gin cocktail.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Mcat, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and your gin cocktail ( Juniper Rose). Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

It was our 10 year anniversary. The food was avatars and the service was lacking to say the least. Ambience was great thou. Don’t think we would come back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your dining experience was not up to standard. I would love to hear more about your experience. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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vipShoeHog
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is always good and so healthy at True Food Kitchen, and while our waitress was very kind and friendly, we waited extraordinarily long times to get our drinks and our food, to the point we had to ask for our checks as soon as the food arrived to get out of there in 2.5 hours. We should have been done, even with all our talking, well within two hours.

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Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi ShoeHog, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food and hospitality. I'm sorry that your entire dining experience was not up to your standard, and you had to wait so long for your food and drinks. I would love to hear more about your experience and invite you back. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks

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Gail
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh, yummy food well prepared
Not run of the mill

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Gail, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipInnaRush
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very fresh ingredients. Lacked flavor to my taste. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. Server was kind and friendly. Kitchen a little slow on the early dinner shift.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi InnaRush, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. I will share this review with the team. Menus change with the seasons, so in the future if you need help picking something for you specific palate please feel free to reach out. Thanks again.

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DoriS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for good food and quick service in a quiet place. Primarily I wanted to see and talk to a friend during lunch. I made the perfect choice. The people and the place delivered what I was looking for. Thank you True Food Kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There is no effective physical distancing between tables. Maybe 1.5 feet. As with many restaurants, severely understaffed. Our server really struggled through no fault of his. Dozens of unmasked diners, inside and close together. Even if vaccinated, given the number of breakthrough infections, this is a recipe for a super-spreader event on a daily basis.

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Responded on September 7, 2021

Hello, Thanks for the feedback. I understand your concerns about the table spacing and masks. If you have a moment I would love to explain to you our mask policy and how we can best accommodate dining in a spaced out manner. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks again

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service. The rewards program is nice and I like how you can pay your tab with your phone.

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
48 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food prepared perfectly!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Patricia, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again.

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WillC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Wonderful service. Good drink. Food is underwhelming (sides are terrible!)

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Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Will, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that your service and drinks were exceptional. I'm sorry the food was not up to your standards. I would love to hear more about the food you had and invite you back. Please give me a call asap. Thanks 571-326-1616

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VannessaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our time at True Foods, the food is deliciously prepared. Everything was delicious and my party was new to the restaurant, they enjoyed every bite. Their menu has limited Entree choices for dinner. Three out of the five attendees ordered the same dish since there wasn't enough variety. I did like that they were willing to swap items out due to allergies. I did mention a nut allergy and was told that I would be notified if my allergy would come up with my orders, while nothing came up with my entree, I did order all 3 dessert options only to find out I couldn't eat any of them except the chocolate chip cookies. My table enjoyed the desserts but I would have preferred to know before I ordered them or been provided a different option. Also, I wasn't notified when they arrived but I asked since I saw one of them had almonds on the menu, which then my server realized I couldn't eat the desserts. The chocolate chip cookies left something to be desired but I was told the flourless chocolate cake was delicious with the vanilla coconut ice cream.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Vannessa, Thank you so much for the feedback. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your experience. We take allergies and sensitivities very serious at TFK. I will make sure moving forward that I follow up with the staff about getting a manager and chef involved with every allergy, to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you have any questions in the future please reach out. 571-326-1616

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Kate
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good enough but not great. The server was really nice, but I was surprised how long it took to bring out drinks.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Kate, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry to hear that your beverages took too long to arrive. I would love to get more information about your experience. If you could give me a call at the restaurant directly, I would greatly appreciate it (571) 326-1616.

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vipSamC12
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I haven't been to this location in over a year. While most restaurants allow you to make reservations for both indoor and outdoor seating, we were told that was not the case. Instead we moved our reservation to earlier in the day to ensure that we received an outdoor table. Everything was great, but the only caveat I have is that I felt like the menu was a little bit limited for brunch options.

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Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Sam, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear we were able to accommodate your requests. Yes the brunch menu is limited at the moment, but our menu does change seasonally to give our guests a variety of options. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Feel free to call me with any questions. Thanks

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Dee123
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Wasn’t thrilled. Service was awful. We were seated for an hour and 45 minutes and it took 45 minutes for the waitress to come take our food order. The food itself was good but portions were small. The party next to us was just receiving their main course when we left and they arrived at the same time. Definitely wouldn’t recommend coming again.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hi Dee, Sorry to hear about your subpar experience. I would love to hear more about how we can improve and invite you back to show you true TFK hospitality. Please give me a call back at your earliest convenience. 571-326-1616 Thank you

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for my friends (vegans) & my wife and I (not vegans)!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

Hey Mike, Thanks for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you had a great experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JoeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selected because of the vegan cuisine. Very impressed with menu choices.

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Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the vegan selections we have. We hope to have you back again soon!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There used to be three tacos to this meal, now there are only two. It's still delicious (seasonal sides now riced cauliflower instead of kale), but overall, presentation-wise I'd be more satisfied if there were still three tacos. This will likely remain my critique until it changes!

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You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Fairfax using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Fairfax also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 326-1616.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax is rated 4.6 stars by 2366 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax 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.