True Food Kitchen - Houston

4.7
774 reviews
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Enjoy the Good Earth Kale Cobb in celebration of Earth Month & $1 from each salad sold will be donated to support the EWG.

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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother’s Day for bubbles & brunch and a special gift for Mom’s. Make your reservation at TrueFoodKitchen.com

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 774 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been there twice. Got the Cobb salad both times due to how good it was the first time. Also, I’ve gotten the Teriyaki bowl and the cauliflower purée. Both were quite good and very flavorful. One of my favorite aspects about this place is the customization they let me do to the meals by swapping certain ingredients for others. It was very nice of them. Would recommend.

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S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for families to enjoy great, tasty and fresh food. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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CJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious! Always healthy! Always fun to watch the kitchen prep! Always pristinely kept! Always lively and filled with jovial banter! Always attentive staff!
Always coming back!

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JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

the food is very good, the service can be very slow. and the noise level can be very high

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OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good , excelent

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful healthy food choices and fun sparkly drinks like a lemonade tonic...nice service - not hovering, attentive enough and friendly. I will for sure go again!

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EB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service are always spot on, but they allow dogs on the patio... SMH... It would be a good business practice if the hostess warned customers that there were dogs on the patio before sitting down. One table had 3 dogs (2 medium sized and 1 lap dog)... The dogs were barking and doing that body shake thing (as if shaking off water), sorry just not fan of dogs when I’m eating at a restaurant. To me, True Food doesn’t give off the pub/beer/backyard bbq vibe that IMO would be a more acceptable environment for customers to bring their dogs. The patio is

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AV
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food always! Food choices allow for a healthy lifestyle individual to each person and attentive to dietary needs. True Food is my favorite restaurant!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and made our first time at True Food Kitchen one to remember. With refreshing cocktails, plenty of seasonal specials, and delicious vegetarian/vegan options this place is a go to for both meat and non-meat eaters alike.

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JJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food exceptional.

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SL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was told I needed to stop in during a quick visit to Houston. Menu selections were great and hard to choose. Had the gf lasagna and it was quite good!! Filled me up!

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l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great dealing with 9 women at a birthday dinner!

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A
Houston
346 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is consistently great quality, well prepared and tasty. Service was erratic, but other servers saw the slow service and assisted.

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and there are plenty of options to choose, my concern would be about the portions. I don't find them big enough.

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JR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is very good but after dining there 3x within last 2 weeks, the service is slow

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not a very clean place. The food ranged from pretty good to barely edible.

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BC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being healthy has never been so delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

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c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salad was great as well as the service! I wish they did unlimited refills on the drinks!! They are super yummy!

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JH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing!!

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DY
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been to this location multiple times, the food is usually quite good. However in this instance the Pad Thai was bland and without flavor. Definitely will give them another try but hoping quality is not slipping.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and loved it is based on the wild diet!

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U
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always go to this restaurant and have tried all desserts. Great experience, but when you get to the dessert, there is nothing good to pick but the flourless chocolate cake. I do not recommend any of the other desserts. Also, this restaurant is very cold. wear your jacket!

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SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant but too loud. However, the aumbiance is otherwise nice; trendy clean design.

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MR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great healthy choices that taste great! Loved the special wine option to include dessert.

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CB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

I usually love True Food Kitchen but unfortunately on this trip the waiter messed up my order. He didn’t write down what I ordered then repeated back the wrong thing to me - which I corrected. When our food came it was not what I had ordered. At this point I was hungry & didn’t want to waste the food so I didn’t send it back. Please have your waiters write down the orders!!

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CB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very healthy options and seasonal menu items, so there's something new every once in a while. I had been several times for breakfast, but I was just as impressed with dinner. Even the 14-year-old liked the pizza.

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NW
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a good lunch--the chopped salad and the turkey burger. True Food also boasts nice coffee and teas. Service is competent. One gripe--it is quite noisy inside. Luckily the weather was cooperative so we could sit outside--much more pleasant. I'm sure I'll visit again--it is a good and reliable lunch spot.

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DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible array of wholesome
(no bones about it) good food.

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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and great food!!!

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AF
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great healthy food with taste! You feel that every bite is good for you!

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t
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have been to several True food kitchens and this one ranks lowest. Food was ok but portions were smaller than at other TFK locations i have been to in the past. To be specific i am referencing the Curry order that 3 of us ordered. Parking was a problem and got forced to valet park with no restaurant validation.

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b
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a business lunch. A bit loud and parking a pain, but food was great. Will go back again.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was good but service waas BAD and slow. I may go back again but only if there is a reason.

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v
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We visited on an exceptionally cold day in Houston. However, it was colder inside the restaurant than on the outside. We were told several times that they were trying to adjust the heat, to no avail. We were there for a business meeting and by the end of our meeting we were all feeling sick and our feet were frozen. I frequent this restaurant often and was very disappointed in the management and saddened that my business associates had to experience severe cold conditions inside a restaurant.

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CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Waited 40 minutes for the food. Waiter said it would be ready in 10.

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R
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was OK. True Food Kitchen is consistent. The coffee is terrible and tastes like instant coffee. The Mediterranean cauliflower was soggy and seemed to have too much of an acidic taste. You could not taste the harissa or dill at all. The Dashi ramen bowl had some flavorful taste but was lacking. I got the bowl with tofu, and it had an excellent char to it. However, the broth was flat and had too much oil. Plus, despite the dish being scalding hot, the soup was lukewarm. Overall it was just OK and far too overpriced for average food.

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IP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was not impressed with the portion of my plates of food that was served. I have come in the pass and always had left overs. I guess that it’s the chef

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CM
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food here. I can’t get enough of the edamame dumplings!

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TT
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection here to please all eaters. Edamame dumplings always a fave. Healthy choices abound. Tasty cocktails too.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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