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True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
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1592 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen Chicago is now reopen with patio dining. 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 and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1592 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was timely, food delicious and you did not even get any feel of Covid restrictions! Well done.

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vipWildkits
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Apps were outstanding. Main courses were decent.

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JKT1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

True Food was a great way to social distance and eat outside. They took care to keep tables at least 6 feet apart and had hand sanitizer readily available. The salads are always tasty and unusual.

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Responded 2 days ago

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TAMA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great alfresco spot with seating off the sidewalk. Service was attentive and personal. Good and healthy food!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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ParisK
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food, on the healty side but with options for every taste to choose.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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BridgetD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always healthy and fresh. Staff are always friendly too!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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vipTheNutritarian
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

The quinoa Teriyaki dish hardly has any quinoa.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. I will share this with our chef. If you wouldn't mind calling me at the restaurant I would like to discuss how we can make this up to you?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vegan options... Delicious flavors

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal so much!

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vipRachelleP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love the food and ambiance. Fresh healthy choices but pretty overpriced for the meat add ons. I feel like you go for the chill vibes with some healthy tasty options. Expect to spend though.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Rachelle!

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JocelynE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is great and the seasonal drinks were delicious. We only had apps. The flat bread was amazing but the edamame guacamole was not the best.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!

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vipDebis03
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We are regulars at true food. My daughter and I both commented we didn’t know if there was a new shop or something had changed with the cooking. We order the new appetizer the lettuce wrap made with jackfruit. It was very salty.
I ordered the shrimp tacos in a lettuce wrap. There were two small tacos and nothing really on the side except a small side of lettuce. A far change from their fish taco that used to be on the menu.
I feel like the prices have gone up the portions have gone down and so has the quality of the food. The concept of the restaurant is amazing and it used to be one of our favorite spots for lunch or a quick dinner.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 24 June 2020

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent experience. We do have the same Chef but these are both new items to the menu. We want to make sure everyone leaves feeling that there was value in what they ordered. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant I would like to hear more details and see what we can do to fix this going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good and healthy options. Great for Vegan and gluten free options!

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Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you!

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vipMs16
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

I love true food but this time was not their best effort. We asked for gluten-free pitas and we’re given regular pita chips. After we asked multiple times the waiter finally came back and said that he did accidentally give us regular. Could’ve been a big issue had we eating them without questioning him. Our bill was incorrect, our pizza was not cut all the way through. Lots of issues and I’m hoping they work through this challenging time because it’s one of my favorite restaurants.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 20 June 2020

We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. The feedback is help and we will helpful feedback like this as a guide so we can ensure standards don't slip below what you have come to expect from us. I would like the opportunity to make this up to you. If you could give me a call at the restaurant I would like to set up your next reservation and we will make sure the next visit will be better.

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MARGIEG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Samantha, our server, was extremely professional and aware of our needs while maintaining new standards.

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Responded on 16 June 2020

Thank you. We think Samantha is amazing and are happy to hear you agree!

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vipannet
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very clean, social distance guidelines in place

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 18 June 2020

Thank you Annet, we are happy to hear you had such a great experience and feel comfortable at the same time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ”re-opening” experience. Everything was excellent. Food, service, spacing of the tables. We felt very comfortable.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 16 June 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We are doing our best to provide a safe comfortable environment for both our guests and our staff. It makes us happy to hear that we were able to do this for you.

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vipMatthewG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 18 June 2020

Thank you Matthew!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great and attentive service ...drinks and food fresh and tasty. Outdoor option is such a treat.

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Responded on 13 June 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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vipJulieT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Unfortunately, the lettuce in my lunch salad was wilted and even slimy in spots. Not appetizing at all. Outdoor seating could have been better with the addition of flowering plants in the planters next to the tables, and street noise made conversation difficult. Overall, not the experience I used to enjoy at TFK.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 15 June 2020

Julie, I am you had such a bad experience. I will share your feedback about your food with our Chef and I know he will address it the correctly ASAP. We are working on finding something to put in the planter boxes outside to make it more appealing. Finally we can't wait until local government allows us to start seating the dining room so you and other guests can sit inside away from all the noise from the street. I would like to offer you another meal on us as an attempt to make this up to you.

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vipShopgirl312
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Servers and other employees were nice. Only issue was that hostess had her mask pulled down below her nose at all times and sometimes below her mouth, too. This is not acceptable during COVID times and especially not when all customers need to wear mask (I am happy to do this) but you are speaking with and seated by someone who doesn't have their mask on properly. Hopefully mgmt. will correct this.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 15 June 2020

Thank you for the feedback. Although we are happy to hear your service and food were great, we are truly sorry for the host not wearing her face mask properly. Keeping all guests and staff safe is important and this will be addressed ASAP.

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vipKevinW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent... We thoroughly enjoyed the charred cauliflower, then the winter immunity bowl with chicken... The food is so good, clean & awesome taste... Service was perfect... Thank you True Food Kitchen you guys are truly awesome... I wish you were in mu hometown - I'd be their everyday!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 17 March 2020

Kevin, you are way too kind! Seriously... Thank YOU! I know you can't be here everyday, but I hope we can see you soon! Have a great week!

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vipAKSea
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious. The ancient grain bowl was my favorite. Specialty cocktail list also really good. Love the vibe/decoration in the restaurant, it is thoughtfully designed. Tenny took care of us and is a wonderful person.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 6 April 2020

Thank you for the great review!! We think Teny is amazing and are happy to hear you agree.

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viproadrunner
Cleveland
88 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great preparation. Greatbtaste

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 6 April 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review!!

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PhillipJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot. Super food and wonderful wait staff. Would go again!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thanks a million Phillip! We can't wait to have you back! Cheers!

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Caro
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience. Service was excellent. Will come again!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 6 April 2020

Thank you Caro. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMarina
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great time with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Always love coming to this lovely restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 6 April 2020

Thank you Marina. We are happy to hear you had such a great experience. We are looking forward to taking care of you and your friends again soon.

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vipAnaMaria
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in the city.

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Responded on 8 March 2020

Mine too! Thanks so much for the love!

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vipOptimistic
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had fantastic service from a trainee called Steven, who was attentive to our hungers and thirsts but had a light touch for checking in. Food great too.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thanks for the great review! I will be sure to let Steven know about this review. I know he'll be excited to see it. Have a great week!

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MeghanB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant! Have been once before but went back this time with my family who is visiting. Service was great and everyone seemed to like their food!

Only complaint might be the dessert (flourless cake), which seemed a little dry, but other than that it was a great experience!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 8 March 2020

Hey Meghan! Thank you so much for bringing your family in to eat. I am really happy you loved everything. Also, thanks for letting us know about the chocolate cake. It is usually not dry, so I will forward this to my chefs so they can ensure we are making them correctly. Have a great week, and we look forward to you visiting us again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was terrific. Really good, healthy fare.

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Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you!!!

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BarbaraJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Lunch with a friend. We enjoyed the 2 appetizers we ordered, flat bread and cauliflower. I enjoyed my 1/2 bowl ancient grain with salmon. My friend had the beet burger and was not wowed by it. Service was slow but realize they were having a shift change. All were very gracious and helpful.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 8 March 2020

Hi Barbara! Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I don't think shift change should be an excuse for slow service, so I will be sure to work on that with the team. I really appreciate you letting us know! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great week!

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vipSJ312
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We experienced extremely long wait times for our food when we had guests in town last month, but decided to come back to meet a local friend for lunch who lived nearby. After writing a review after the last experience, True Food Kitchen's Assistant GM reached out to personally apologize for the experience and encouraged us to contact him if we dined there again. We did and the GM, Brian, made sure to stop by during our most recent visit. Our experience was great and Brian made sure to take care of our party. It's very refreshing to see an organization do everything they could to turn around a less than stellar experience. Mistakes and off days certainly happen, so we appreciate when a group can recover and make sure to create a good experience going forward. Food was great and service was great also including for our young son.

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vipHappyinSarasota
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am Vegan and was joined by a Carnivore. I had the Winter Immunity bowl and he had the Beet burger. Both of us loved our meals!

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viphardtoplease
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ratings for food and overall would have been 5 stars if the food had been served hot. My soup base bowl and the tomato soup for my dining partner were both dissatisfying lukewarm. Both were delicious but soup should be hot, not lukewarm, especially on a cold winter day. Our server was friendly and helpful when answering our questions about menu items.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks for letting us know about the soup. I agree that it should be hot. We will be sure to get that right on your next visit. We hope to see you soon!

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vipAnaMaria
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 4th time there 6 weeks. The food was delicious - as always!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thanks so much AnaMaria! I love meeting regulars. Please say hello next time you are in! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager

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Adventurer
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place is excellent in all respects, we really enjoyed the delicious food and they have so many options. Easily satisfied my vegan wife and the seafood lover in me, all of it was amazing. The service was also fantastic, very fun and attentive but not overly so. Highly recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 26 February 2020

What an awesome review!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how much you and your wife enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon!

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ALICEC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This was my first time dining here and was food was delicious. I will definitely return and recommend to others. The guacamole is a winner!

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks so much Alice! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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HectorS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service
Well located
I would highly recommend this restaurant

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much, Hector!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!
Get the bowl!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank You!!!

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SH111
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great (my waiter wasn't the best, he wasn't bad, but was just okay), everyone else gave great service. Music was nice.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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True Food Kitchen - Chicago offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 204-6981.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 1592 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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