True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.7
1593 reviews
$30 and under
American
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True Food Kitchen in Bethesda is open for indoor dining at 50% occupancy (6 person max and 90min time limit) and patio dining, no-contact pickup and delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles and alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining and takeout environment. Order online at www.TrueFoodKitchen.com for pick-up, curbside or delivery.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1593 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and healthy menu

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LisaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I've been to True Foods 3 times in the last few weeks. I love it. Being vegan it is one of the best places for me and friends/co-workers.
Staff is always exceptional and food is consistently great.
Thank you

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vipBradD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well set up for COVID needs, friendly staff and, as always, great food!

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Capri
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Just discovered this place. Went with a vegan friend. The butternut squash soup was to die for. I had the spaghetti squash casserole which was also very good. But the best part was the key lime pie made with avocado. Amazing - the texture was like chocolate mouse - very firm. I will recommend to my friends and can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We sat outside for brunch. All the safety protocols were observed. Everyone enjoyed their dishes, particularly the Quinoa pancakes.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed Brunch Quinoa Pancakes on our patio. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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EliseL
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Moat delicious ancient grains bowl and brussels sprouts! Wish you opened in Westchester County, NY!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

Elise, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you loved the Ancient Grains Bowl and the Roasted Brussel Sprouts. We're opening more True Foods in the NE area so hopefully one of them will be close to you!! We look forward to seeing you again if in the Bethesda area.

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AnnATNG12345
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The service was awesome and the food was truly fresh. We ordered 4 vegan dishes and they were all tasty. We definitely come back soon

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 1 April 2021

Ann, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience at True Food Kitchen in Bethesda. We're happy to hear that you all loved your dishes and the service. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit.

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KimH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food is flavorful and healthy, not terribly imaginative, and overpriced for what it is. Service was very friendly. They're responsible in their covid precautions.

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Responded on 29 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our healthy and flavorful menu options. We look forward to serving you again soon!!

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vipGlow
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ❤️❤️❤️

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 23 March 2021

Glow, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review!! We're happy to hear you love True Food Kitchen so much. We hope to see you again soon!!

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JoeV
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I am really glad we have this true food nearby in Bethesda. They make very good food which in my opinion is worth the bit of extra money to pay for it. My wife’s Panini was a little runny which we let our server know about. The manager came to our table and discussed in detail or comments regarding the Panini. He was very generous with his time and committed to follow up with the cook to see how they might improve the dish. We will definitely be coming backWhich I cant saying about most places that we go to. Very good food with decent sized portions. Enjoy

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 March 2021

JoeV, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review from your visit. We strive to make every dish consistent but sometimes we fall short on execution. Thank you for letting us know about the quality of your wife's Panini. It allows us to follow up with the chef's to rectify any issues we may have missed. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!!

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LizV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were on a detox and very much enjoyed the delicious “refreshers” drinks and we have many food sensitivities and allergies - all were accommodated happily. So many restaurants lately since COVID have seen a decline in service or food quality. We did NOT experience that here. The food was terrific and so was the service. We will be back soon!!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 March 2021

LizV, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We're always happy to accommodate our guests needs for allergy and food sensitivities. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!!

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CherrylM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service ambience was 100%

Will be back next week!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 16 March 2021

Cherryl, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review. We're happy to hear you had such a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious and more importantly the staff are delightful. I will definitely return for more delicious solids and libations.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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Taylorb
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately my guest and I were placed at a table in the middle of their takeout pick-up area. This means the entire time there were people coming in and out standing up against our table waiting for their food. The staff did not tell these people to lift their mask over their nose, even the manager came over and wanted to take our order and the mask was below his nose the entire time. Finally, we were moved to another section of the restaurant and then our waiter forgot about us. No one came over once we got our food, we were out of water the entire time. When it was finally time to leave we had to flag someone down for our check.

I have always loved True Food, but this was bad..

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 3 March 2021

Taylor, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience at True Food Kitchen. Although we always strive to offer the best overall experience every time you visit, we do however sometimes fall short. Your experience with the delivery drivers has prompted us to make some changes in the location of to-go pick-up and stricter guidelines for proper mask wearing in the restaurant. I have personally reached out to you and left you a message. Thank you for your feedback.

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vipcimkene
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Gluten free banana pancakes are delicious!! Chicken sausage- not so much.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 3 March 2021

Cimkene, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy that you loved the pancakes. Sorry to hear the Chicken Sausage & Egg sandwich wasn't to your liking. Please contact me personally at the restaurant at your earliest convenience so I can get some more details about your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very attentive, helpful hostess. Great job.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our amazing hosts!! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This location always outperforms its namesake/peer in Fairfax.

Much better service (!) and the food is better prepared.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 February 2021

John, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review about your visit to the Bethesda location. We hope to see you again real soon!!

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vipCarlaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Service great!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 February 2021

Carla, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of your visit. We're always happy to hear when our guests love the food and service. Hope to see you again soon!!

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EricM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love TFK. Food and service are great. Outdoor patio with heaters and contactless, online ordering and payment is a lifesaver during the pandemic.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 February 2021

Eric, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're happy to hear that you appreciate all the steps we've made in order to deliver the same great food and service even during a pandemic. We hope to see you again real soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The edamame dumplings are amazing and the cocktails on their menu are great. I also ordered an old fashioned which was nit very good but their signature cocktails were fantastic. Great place for healthy options

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 28 February 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're happy to hear that you loved the Edamame Dumplings and our Craft Cocktails. We hope to see you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That Chicken Sausage pizza with the smoked gouda cheese was AMAZING. I mean everything was amazing but that was my favorite. Also, BEST HUMMUS I HAVE EVER HAD.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you for the great review of the Chicken Sausage and Fennel pizza and our famous Hummus and Pita. We hope to see you again real soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice to enjoy brunch on their first day back on indoor dining! True Food Kitchen is definitely the place I always have in mind for the “perfect” place to go for any meal of the day. Everything is SO FRESH and clean. I can not wait to return. I really wish I remember my server’s name yesterday as he was so awesome and helpful! Thank you guys for always giving amazing experiences! ❤️

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you for the great review and we're glad True Food Kitchen is the "perfect" place for you to dine. Now that we're open again for indoor dining we hope to see you again real soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a good dinner, the server forgot us a few times we had to call her over and the salmon just wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. But everything else was good.

Thank you

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CeceN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food!! Never leaves me feeling too full. One of my favorite spots in the area.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 3 January 2021

Thanks for the stars! Glad to hear you love the food. Hope to have you in again soon!

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vipFlorenceC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience overall, felt safe and the staff was wonderful. Social distancing and all covid safety followed. The food was great as always and service too!

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Responded on 16 December 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! Hope to have you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Didn’t catch our servers name but he did it all. Made the cocktails, the coffee after dinner and just generally went above and beyond!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! Hope to have you again.

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vipReneeT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at True Food!

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Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Renee!

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RenuM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good options for vegan/vegetarian food, nice ambience and did a great job managing service around covid requirements

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

Way overpriced for the quality of food.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience, please contact the store manager. We would love to hear about your visit and how we can improve. Brian or Matt

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vipAlice
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate on the outdoor patio; tables are well spaced and overall the "feel" of eating there seems very safe... The food and service were awesome, as always.

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Responded on 18 November 2020

Thanks Alice! Hope to have you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Tasty food. Recommend the ice cream - coconut. Good.

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Responded on 10 November 2020

Thanks for the comments and taking the time!

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kristis
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience with amazing food options.

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Responded on 10 November 2020

Thanks Kristis!

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Feldy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We've eaten at this location many times and loved everything - from service to food. I made a reservation for my husband's birthday, asked to eat outside when I made the reservation, and was told, upon arrival, that there were no tables available. When my husband spoke to the hostess, miraculously, there was a table. Our waiter was very sweet so no complaints there. The kitchen was either having an "off" night or perhaps breaking in new staff but our order came out wrong, starting with the drink order. One server accused us of having ordered the cocktail and huffed off when we explained that we had not. Our entrees came out before our appetizers and were wrong. Again, the server huffed off and just put our meals under a heat lamp while we ate our appetizers. By the time we were finished with our apps, we sat for ages waiting for our lukewarm food to arrive. I've ordered the turkey burger a dozen times and it's always good. This time, it was so salty I could hardly eat it. Our sides - kale salad and home fries - were soggy and tasted old. I had planned on ordering dessert so we could sing Happy Birthday but didn't want to risk more disappointment. We continue to have great experiences at the Mosaic District location and will return there in the future. As for Bethesda...nope.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 10 November 2020

Hello Feldy, While a complaint about our food is a most unusual occurrence, it is one we treat very seriously. Our enduring mission is to have everyone leaving our restaurant delighted in their selecting us…… particularly due to our food and vowing to not only return but telling their friends. This clearly is not what you experienced and I apologize for your being disappointed in your experience. I ask that you allow us another chance, and reach out so we can talk about it in more detail. Brian

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vipRust
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The pizza was lacking. The shrimp tacos and La Paloma cocktail were great!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 4 November 2020

Hi Rust, thanks for taking the time. Would love to here about the lacking pizza. Let the manager know next time your in. Hope to see you soon.

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AllergyGirl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have severe anaphylactic food allergies to dairy and am extremely cautious while eating out. It was so wonderful to be able to have a fantastic meal out that was completely safe! Thank you for an all-around wonderful experience, I will definitely be returning soon!!

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Responded on 27 October 2020

So glad you feel safe coming to TFK! I'll be sure to let the team know!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my first time there. Wonderful experience

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks for leaving the comment! Hope to have you in again soon!

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StephenieB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is fresh and the service is great. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

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Responded on 27 October 2020

So great to read Stephane! Thanks for leaving the comment!

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vipSarahS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appreciated the touchless system for ordering and paying. And, as always, the food was delicious. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review Sarah! Hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great good

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vipZakS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, lots of veggie options. And outdoor heaters

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time for the review!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 200-1257.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda is rated 4.7 stars by 1593 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda 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.