True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
1337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top tags:
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
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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KR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So lovely!

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MM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The menu is so fresh and healthy. You feel good eating here.
Service is always on point.
Only minus is it is quite loud inside with the high ceilings.
Had dinner and sat outside which was the perfect experience.

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JK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place for lunch. So fresh and healthy! Great service and bright, vibrant environment!

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SW
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food, always top notch!! We can’t not visit here when in Chicago :)

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LY
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

True Food serves a delightful array of healthy, unusual dishes. We enjoyed sharing 3 starters as our lunch. The service was friendly and available when you needed them! I will return and I recommend you pay them a visit.

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JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and great service! I would like the music down a little since it is a restaurant so that I can hear the people I was talking to at my table more clearly and they could hear me as well vs feeling we have to raise our voices over dinner to talk to each other. I would still go back. That is the only thing I wish was a little different.

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M
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really impressed with diversity of offerings, service and ambiance. Food was very good. Got busy very fast so would recommend a reservation. Great value.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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LM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!
Great staff !!
Loved the whole experience

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Responded 4 days ago

We couldn't be more happy to hear you had such a great experience! Thank you for sharing.

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B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Portions could be more generous, but great spot and menu. I love when you can get healthier versions of your fav foods.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Blake.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the variety of exciting dishes. The cauliflower appetizer was incredible! My husband had the redfish and it was prepared perfectly. I had the ancient grain salad and it was really good. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and the overall experience was great. We would not hesitate to return.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Too noisy so I go at off hours when it is quieter.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service - great food. Many healthy options.

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s
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance! Meals were good size so I didn't have to take home leftovers. I'd love to go back.

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Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience and hope to see you again soon!

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EA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant food and atmosphere.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Erika!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this spot. Our waiter was very attentive and the food came out quick. The atmosphere is always great, as well as food and drinks.

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Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you!

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Dinner at 6 pm. Restaurant was only moderately busy. Food was good. My husband had the ancient grains bowl. It was good. I had the cauliflower entree it was fair. Service was fair and non-attentive. I ordered a glass of wine with my meal. Had to ask for it and was halfway thru my entree before it arrived. I like the dedication to healthy and veggie forward options but needs better focus on service.

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Responded on 12 July 2019

We are sorry you didn't have a great experience. I know this is not the norm and hope you will give us an opportunity to prove this to you. If you could please send me your contact info I would like to send you a gift card for your next visit? Or call the restaurant 312-204-6981 and ask for Brien or Scott.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our waitress was inattentive and forgot both our guacamole and 1 of our 3 drinks. When we asked her about it she made it seem like it was still coming. She never checked on us once our food arrived but we still love true food kitchen :)

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Responded on 12 July 2019

We are sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. We do want to make sure you still enjoy visiting True Food Kitchen. I would like to send you a gift card to use on your next visit. Could you please send me your contact info so I can get this sent out to you right away?

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BM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

making healthy food taste delicious!! outstanding restaurant for anyone who is conscious!!

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Responded on 12 July 2019

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect on everything, and that's alot coming from a complainer

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Responded on 10 July 2019

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JS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love everything at True Food kitchen it was delicious!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Julie!

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place! Wish there were more restaurants with such wonderful plant-based options.

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Responded on 10 July 2019

Thank you Matt!

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Y
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tried many different dishes -loved the flavors. Edamame dumplimgs,hummus, corn flatbread, cauliflower polenta bowl, korean bowl!!!

Didn't realy like much of freshly made pomegrante lemonade, honey lemonade and bit pricey too.

would come back again!
Lots of vegetarian choices!

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Responded on 10 July 2019

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Arrived early with reservation. Was seated right away. Waitress helpful and prompt at first but got busy. Dinner took a bit longer than expected. Food was delicious except for dessert which was not enough flavor for the calories - key lime mousse Otherwise a perfect meal.

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Responded on 10 July 2019

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The order was delayed 40min, and the manager apologized and made it free / on the house... Will go again

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Sorry the food took that long. Thank you again for being so patient and giving us the opportunity to take care of you and your family. Hope to see you again soon.

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Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first time here, didn’t realize it was a “chain” and thought it was terrific. Quality of the food was amazing and would go back all the time as a local place to eat. Ate at the bar, server was was terrific and friendly. Great fun casual place to go.

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Responded on 10 July 2019

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience and great food!

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Responded on 10 July 2019

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J
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, very kind server. Would definitely go again.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you Jeff

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Husband and I visited Chicago and decided on True Food since I had eaten at and loved the food in CA location. We ordered only a couple things off the menu..I had the cauliflower which was so tasty!! Very flavorful and I wish I had 2-3 more orders of it. My husband ordered the margherita pizza and said it was an ordinary pizza but “did what it was supposed to do!” So I take that as a win.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you Allison!

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RB
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service, quality, tasty healthy food!

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

service was a bit slow for how empty the restaurant was but the food was delicious. definitely recommend the edamame dumplings and any of the seasonal drinks

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Responded on 5 July 2019

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KG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the most creative, and healthiest dishes in town... breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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k
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place to enjoy outdoor dining in Chicago. The burger and bowls are fantastic. Great service.

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Responded on 2 July 2019

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ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very courteous servers. I find the food inconsistent between visits (cilantro on hummus some days but not others, teriyaki quinoa bowl texture varies quite a bit between dry and sticky) but overall good. I like the feel of the restaurant but it’s pretty loud.

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Responded on 2 July 2019

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. This was our second time there, and definitely will not be our last!

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Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you Rachel, happy to hear you had such a great experience!

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g
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

True Food Kitchen is always a favorite for a good, clean lunch. The Mediterranean salad
w/ grilled chicken is a perfect mix of ingredients and textures.
Would recommend for lunch, if in the area.

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Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you!

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SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

I love the food and ambience, but service is really bad. Every time I go I hope that “this time will be better” but nothing changes. Food was late(forgotten), orders wrong, had to ask twice for what we needed, waited 15 min for the check...I supposedly got a $20 gift card for purchasing a $100 gift card, but when I tried to use it “there was no balance”. So sad for a great restaurant like this.

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Responded on 22 June 2019

Sorry to hear you haven't received the service you expect when dining at True Food Kitchen. I assure you we a listening to feed back and trying to improve. I would like to hear more about your recent experience and troubles using your gift card so I can help fix these issues. Could you please send me your contact info?

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KH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding options for vegans! Friendly service.

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Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you Kimberly!

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SB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place for food and service. DO NOT alike metal chairs. They are notoriously cold in Chicago even when the heat is on. I recommend no metal chairs

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Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you Shannon.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious and a variety of healthy options

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Responded on 22 June 2019

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed with this restaurant. Started out very good a few months ago. Now no so much. Order fish tacos, they brought beef. They corrected it and mngr came to apologize offering a glass of wine but I was already drinking one.
Had issues last 2 time we came here. Probably won't come again. There are lots of better places to eat in this city

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Responded on 22 June 2019

Sorry to hear about your recent experience. Clearly there is something about the restaurant that continually brings you back and we don't want to ruin that for you. Could you send me your contact info so I can send you a gift card so you can enjoy your next visit on us?

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