True Food Kitchen - Houston

4.7
722 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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KK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

True food kitchen offers a variety of healthy and delicious dishes for vegans and vegeterians.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! One of our favs!!

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GG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great options including the poke bowl and the teriyaki quinoa bowl. Try the squash pie for dessert!

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

My first visit. Ambience was much better than I expected with a casual/upscale vibe. We had the salmon and fish tacos. The tacos exploded in your mouth with about 7 different - some atypical - flavors - but made an impression. Salmon from Scotland was cooked perfectly and complimented well with quinoa and fresh greens. Portions were a little small for my taste and the wait staff wasn't terribly friendly (I hadn't seen my dinner companion in a few years and we were clearly being simultaneously rushed/ignored) but overall I'd visit again.

Note - For a restaurant that prides itself on a "healthy" model - I was a bit disappointed the wine menu didn't designated natural (they do have organic, biodynamic and sustainable) bottles.

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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is amazing, the healthy drinks are amazing, nothing at all was not amazing...except the noise. I took a vegan customer that had never been there. He was absolutely amazed that anything like this existed in America. He took a picture of everything he ate to show his friends. It was a hit. Unfortunately, the noise made it difficult to discuss business. The acoustics echo in the restaurant. I will still take customers there - we will just discuss business before or after lunch.

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DS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and the staff was so great! Food was awesome, as usual!

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CR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Food and drink were delicious.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I typically have good service at TFK but this time was terrible. Watched most of the staff stand at the back registers chatting while customers waited to be even greeted let alone be served drinks

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a
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is always well prepared and an excellent combination of seasonal items. Pricing is a bit high for the portion size, however, I suppose there's a price for using local and or natural and or organic ingredients.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative pairings, amazing flavors.
Attention to detail and eager to help diners adhere to any type of food restrictions or preferences.
On a recent Friday evening before the theater, there was a moderate buzz of friends and family groups gathering to celebrate the end of the work week. Our particular waitress was a bit ditzy, but sincere in her enthusiasm and willingness to help.
Price is not out of line with the surrounding neighborhood.
We'll definitely be back.

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KB
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and experience. The restaurant was extremely busy and we did have to wait 20 min for our table. I had the curry bowl, which was delicious and I am looking forward to going back again!

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I invited a good friend who was visiting from Washington state. He is vegan and very hard to please. He was over-the-top appreciative of his meal and experience, as I was. He telephoned my wife who could not be with us to enthusiastically thank her for the choosing True Food Kitchen. We shall bring all of our out of town visitors, clients and local friends there again and again.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant gets so loud. Otherwise good.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Dani was wonderful. We did have to ask the hostess to close the big doors, it was freezing weather and they had the door open freezing guest. They kinda acted shocked I even asked to it be closed. Weird. Otherwise delicious food and great service.

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Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Healthy food with multiple options to meet our dietary needs vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free. Outstanding in every way!

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very trendy spot with great outdoor seating and fantastic food. But boy it is so noisy.

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LR
Kinki Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and our server at the bar was awesome. She knew everything about the menu and made great recommendations

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h
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We called to change our reservation from 7pm to 7:20 Restaurant was more crowded then but they worked to honor our request. As always we had a great dinner.

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1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter and the whole experience. Super accommodating to our young son and obviously the food is amazing!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter really left a lot to be desired. Almost as if we needed to plead to get him to the table. He was there only to take our order, bring our food, and take the check. Otherwise the food was amazing as always. Just the subpar service left us hungering for more.

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RC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Service between course was slow. Drinks were good.

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1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter and awesome food!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager was so attentive to the food allergies!

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BA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love that it's all healthy food but still so tasty. Makes me feel good about what I'm eating

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RT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The front desk staff is so lovely. They are warm and do everything they can to keep us up to date on seating. They are a huge part of why I love it there!!!

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TD
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love True Foods. We go about once a month for brunch. The smashed avocado toast is my favorite brunch item.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around!!!!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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s
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great newer restaurant featuring very healthy cuisine. Our waitress explained anti-inflammatory menu items; she was super knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent, I had the redfish, potatoes and kale, and split an appetizer of edamame ravioli. Overall fantastic experience, can't wait to return.

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New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My server, Joe, was excellent. From the Hangover elixir to the tacos, everything was fresh and tasty. Will definitely return.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff accommodated every request. It was a great birthday celebratory lunch with work colleagues.

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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer Lunch!

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G
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

good food. service was not as good. She seemed very busy but was super nice.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is okay, but the service was pretty poor. Our waitress spilled multiple things that she brought out (coffee/drinks and syrup for pancakes) and didn’t apologize/offer to bring out something new. We had to ask.

Sweet potato hash is very salty, but the banana pancakes were pretty good.

Overall this True Food is pretty average.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting Houston for a conference and True Food Kitchen was recommended to us by organizers.
It has something for everyone and everything was tasty !
They also accommodated several large groups from out conference without fuss.
Excellent staff and wonderful food.
You should go!

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place, but it's not going to be cheap.

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TP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Interesting place. From the original description, we were not quite prepared for the extra healthy American food. One of our diners was very upset to find out that there are no soft drinks on the menu! Oh wait it was very good. We came at a busy time, but still get very good service.Should be a very good choice for vegans and vegetarians.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Healthy food and nice ambiance.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Family visiting from India

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