True Food Kitchen - Houston

4.7
1037 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen is now re-open with dine-in service. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room & patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards & safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1037 people are saying
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vipmehryne
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I was requesting to be seated outside. The host said they are all reserved. But i saw the place was empty for whole time we were there plus two people were seated outside. As a result i couldn’t have a meal because i had to be on an office call and didn’t want music in the back. I needed to sit outdoor and have my meal.
I had to sit in the car waiting for my husband to finish his meal. I understand there are situations but the host wouldn’t even give any answer why two people are seated outdoors and we couldn’t. I was coming back from the hospital and was starving, i had to get on a work call. I didn’t appreciate how it was handled and i left without eating.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 22, 2020

We are so sorry to hear we were unable to accommodate this for you Mehryne. The Patio is by far our most requested seating and they are booked daily, for this reason we have added additional Patio seating for our Guests in hopes to accommodate everyone that prefers to dine with us outside. I would love to invite you back as my Guest and hope you will allow us the opportunity to make this right for you and your Husband.

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AUNDRIA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was nice and suggested proteins for our bowls, ancient grains and teriyaki 🥣s. Our table ordered Edemame Guacamole and roasted Brussel Sprouts which were delicious 😋. My friend is vegan and had never eaten at True Food Kitchen and he really enjoyed it. We're both looking forward to going there again.

I saw a manager cleaning tables and sanitizing. She was wiping chairs as well. I am not sure what she was using to clean tables, and I do wish she was cleaning more thoroughly.

Staff was wearing masks 😷.
Only issue I can report negatively is that there were no paper towels in the restroom.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you so much for this review Aundria, we are happy to hear you and your friend both enjoyed your visit to TFK! Our Tables and chairs are cleaned with single-use sanitizing wipes between each Guest. We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, super clean and food great as always

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 21, 2020

That's what its all about! Thank you!

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JayR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked the vibe of the restaurant and the outdoor seating. The edamame dumplings were excellent and the apple lemonade was good as well. The service was a little confusing with the online and waiter in person. Also, the QR code didn't work for me. The Lasagna Bolognese was pretty good but the cheese was a little too strong for me.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you for this honest review JayR, we're so sorry to hear the QR code did not work for you during your last visit. Please know the OnDemand (QR Code Ordering) is just an additional option for our Guests to control their experience so they are comfortable dining out with limited interaction during these unprecedented times. We also have Menus and can take your order as you are accustomed to. We are happy you found a few menu items you enjoyed and hope we can invite you back to try a few more!

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KipH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and healthy, as promised. We sat outside and were socially distanced. Will return to try other items on the menu.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you so much for this Review KipH, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Birthday
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca(sp) made our first date feel welcome. The food was fantastic! We will return soon!

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Responded on November 9, 2020

Is she not the best?! We are so lucky to have Francesca on our Team and are glad to hear she made you feel so welcome. Thank you for this awesome review, we look forward to hosting hopefully that 2nd date as well!

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vipAurelienN
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nourriture saine, service efficace et attentionné.
Terrasse ombragée parfaite pour déjeuner dehors et bonne distanciation sociale.

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Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you so much!

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vipChristinaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I understand the need to be cautious with Covid and contactless service, but this was contactless service! Maybe they should consider the concept to counter service as there is no point for waitstaff? Why tip if I am doing everything . . .

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you for your review Christina. Like many businesses we have made changes to our service model to adapt to the unprecedented times we are in. Some Guests have welcomed the changes while others prefer their service more interactive with our Team. Please know that the system in place is there only as an option and we still offer menus and can participate as much or as little in your Dining experience as you desire. I hope you will allow us the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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DrHH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to enjoy a healthy lunch!

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Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us DrHH!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was very healthy but the taste was fairly bland , at least to my taste.

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LubnaK
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good, quality food...no doubt about it! Very accommodating servers , polite and friendly.

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Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you so much for this Review Lubnak, we're so happy to hear our Team took great care of you and that you enjoyed your visit to TFK!

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madgej
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and service! Great social distancing too!! 😘

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are here and happy to safely serve you! Thank you for pointing out our Social Distancing Madgej.

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DrHH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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Responded on October 10, 2020

Thank you so much DrHH!

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good and tasty. Interesting menu with lots to choose from.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 10, 2020

We love that you said consistent! That's what we aim for, thank you so much for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday late brunch lunch ; sisters birthday
Outstanding Banana pancakes I had the Korean noodle bowl and my sister had the turkey burger and they were all very delicious as well as mimosas

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 11, 2020

Yummm, those pancakes! So happy you chose TFK to celebrate your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 10, 2020

We think so too! Thank you for the awesome review!

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vipfoodiez
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great for outdoor dining in that neighborhood.....

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Britt
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at TFK never disappoints. It always tastes fresh and wholesome, but they don’t skimp on the quantity either. Drinks are not usually a hit with us but all in all, a win.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you so much Britt, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipmariar
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Great food but poor service. We were sitting outside and it was really difficult to have someone taking care of us.

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karenkim123
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

terrible service, ok food, not polite, over priced drinks

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janetI
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service great the price wellll one drink and salad almost 36$$$$ little pricey

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on September 27, 2020

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit to TFK Janeti! Be sure to download our True Insiders App so you can receive special offers and access to delivery or carry out ordering!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was going for a date but got stood up. They were really cool about it and the food was really good. The example dumplings were really good.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the great Review, we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Dumplings!

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LaurenG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at True Food and it did NOT disappoint! Everything from the ambiance and decor to the amazing food and fabulous service! We will definitely be going back! The edamame dumplings, beef street tacos and butternut squash pizza - holy cow! So great!

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on September 19, 2020

WOOHOO! We're so excited to hear about a New True Foodie! Thanks for checking us out Lauren, we can't wait to have you back.

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StaceyP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love State Fare! It's one of my favorite restaurants and I enjoy introducing it to friends and family who haven't been before. I wish I could have given all 5 stars on this review, but didn't because there seemed to be a lack of social distancing between tables and mask wearing for some patrons. This may not be a problem for some people, but it was brought up as conversation at our table. It won't stop me from going back, but I may be more picky regarding where we sit next time. The last time I dined at the Sugar Land location, this was not a problem.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 11, 2020

Stacy, we'll have to check out State Fare, but you left a review for True Food Kitchen! We're a seasonal scratch Kitchen located in the heart of Houston Texas. If you haven't already checked us out we invite you in to dine with us for your next family get together. We have always taken health and safety seriously so you will find socially-distanced dining and delicious health conscious meals here! We hope to meet you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the healthy food and staff!

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thank you so much! We think we have THE BEST Food & Team in Town!

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vipJamie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Mind blown!!! The food and service were good but $20 for TWO shrimp tacos? I get the responsibly sourced factor but not at such a high price.

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vipLaura2015
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only ones eating in the restaurant-very strange times we are in!

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on August 15, 2020

Thank you for your support Laura!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was exceptional as usual

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your support, we hope to serve you again soon!

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vipKath
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They were great with all the protocols. But like a lot of restaurants seemed so quiet and sad. Not their fault. Brand new world. Did not have my favorite menu item but that’s ok.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for the Review Kath, while it can be a slower pace these days it provides our Team with ample time to makes sure all procedures are thoughtfully executed to keep our Guests safe. We invite you to check in as we are now offering pop-up specials and mico seasonal selections to our menu that you can enjoy here or order to be delivered to your home! We will also have more returning favorites at the end of September when we roll out our Fall Menu.

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vipTreyB
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, healthy and tasty.

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Responded on August 3, 2020

TRUE! Thank you Trey!

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vipchularanch
Houston
187 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty, always healthy, always economical. Love!

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Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and sanitized. Food was terrific, as always. The service was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on July 13, 2020

You can't serve clean food if Safety & Sanitation are not top priority, Thank you so much for this stellar review, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most of the time the GF options are an after-thought in other restaurants and sub-par in taste. Not at True Food Kitchen!! I was so excited to get the GF hummus and pizza, and it was delicious! My hubs isn’t GF and loved his food too—so many choices and full of flavor AND nutrition. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always loved True Foods but are just now starting to dine out again. Felt totally safe eating outside. We went late afternoon and they were not overly busy. Food is always wonderful and healthy. As a vegetarian I can always find wonderful choices.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on October 11, 2020

This review means alot to us, we know there are plenty of choices in the Houston area and take pride in making sure our Guests health and safety is top priority not only at this time, but always. Thank you!

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Layla
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food! I liked how the menu options change to complement the produce of the season!

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you Layla, You'll be happy to know we added a few more items as of July 1st! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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DARREN
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Foods. They always make us feel extra special.

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Responded on June 29, 2020

Hi Darren, We are so happy to know that we are making you feel the kind of special that you deserve! We love and value the guests that come in to see us! It is our honor to serve this community!

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vipKyleS
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was fine. We were happy this time to be able to give our credit cards to the server for her to process our payment rather than using the automated service we had to use a couple of weeks ago.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on June 29, 2020

Hi Kyle, We are also excited to see a bit more normalcy within our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipDelicious
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Still on limited menu but the choices are still amazing and healthy.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you for the Review, we have added several additional items as of July 1st! Look forward to having you join us again soon!

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vipBernadetteP
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great - can’t wait though for the menu to be back to its full size! Service is always so friendly and efficient too.

True Food Kitchen - Houston
Responded on June 20, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review Bernadette! We are excite to see our menu expand as well! See you soon!

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vipCharlotteF
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

True Food is good, but a little over priced for what you get. That being said, The Avocado toast is the bomb!

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 605-2505.

True Food Kitchen - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Houston 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.