True Food Kitchen - Chicago

4.7
1260 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious; we enjoyed the unique flavor combinations. We loved the decor, and service was perfect. Looking forward to returning!

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TL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful healthy choices and great service all around. I’m a vegan and this is where I go with friends where we all have choices. Excellent!

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PW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Entertaining a business guest, and this met his requirement of “Healthy” and my requirements of “Delicious” and “Classy”

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great place for people with allergies. I have a unique food allergy and they took care to make sure that my food was safe and assured me when it was delivered it was without my allergen. The service and food were great as well.

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a
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Food was cold even after the first was returned. Too pricey for what you get too

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was very pleasant and accommodating but forgot my appetizer.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amber was the best server ever!!!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, We think she is great and happy to hear you agree!

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SK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good and healthy food, love that place

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Thought the third have been served a bit warmer.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review. We would like to hear more so we can improve and better your experience in the future.

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MH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stumbled upon this place and was absolutely thrilled! I loved everything about it! Food and drinks are amazing! Staff and ambiance are incredible!  I want to keep coming back in to try everything!! Sadly we leave Chicago tomorrow!!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Melissa!

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P
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday fun

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you

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MK
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great energy when walking in. Open, colorful and inviting. Food very good with diverse menu and very good service. Recommend it as good option in the area among tough competition for dining dollars.

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Responded 5 days ago

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Had the absolute worst hamburger I've ever had in my life. Had no flavor, and was incredibly overcooked.

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Responded 5 days ago

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food. Can you please send me your contact info? I would like to send you a gift card so you can enjoy your next meal on us.

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RN
Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I felt like it was a little expensive for such a casual environment, but that said, visiting from out of town and are there 3 times in a week. The food is great, the service was ok, even had one service incident where the manager jumped all over it immediately to everyone’s satisfaction. I can’t wait until they open in charlotte.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Rick!

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The servings felt inconsistent - the noodle bowl that my friend ordered seemed way bigger than the bamboo bowl that I order.

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Responded 5 days ago

Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. I would like to hear more details and discuss opportunities to make things better. Could you please PM me your contact info?

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Z
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is always amazing! I have been here many times and they never disappoint us

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Zoe!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Mother’s day

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You!

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GC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is excellent and tried a crafted cocktail for the first tine and it was delicious. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Gina!

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CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really too incredibly loud especially for Mother’s Day celebration with older adults. It was blaring like a night club. Almost walked out but manager did lower music for a little while, then it went back up higher. Unfortunately I can’t recommend this place to friends it was so unpleasantly loud.

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Responded 5 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your meal and the service. I am sorry that it was so loud we will definitely take note of this and make a better attempt of controlling the music in the restaurant so all of our guest can enjoy their experience.

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TJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good quality food and many healthy options. It is a favorite.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You!

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WD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a very busy Mother's Day but we had good service and the food was great!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Wendy!

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love True Food Kitchen! Every time I eat here the staff is always outstanding and very pleasant to be around and the food is incredibly delicious! Finally, vegan food that's healthy and not "fast food vegan" like other places. I've never had a poor experience here. I would literally eat here every day if possible.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great heathy fresh food and drinks, clean open atmosphere and great service!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank for the 5 star review!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place had so many vegan options and great service on mothers day.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Courtney!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You!

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Order was incorrect. Drink was also served with a fly in it. No effort was made my restaurant to rectify these mistakes.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I you would send me your contact info I would like to hear more details and send you a gift card so you can enjoy your next visit on us?

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DS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We been to True Food - Chicago several times and each time we are pleased with the service, and the food. We have a severe food allergy in the family and that individual can always find something on the menu.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. We take allergies seriously and always happy to read reviews like yours!

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LT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food as usual. The restaurant was louder than other True Food restaurants we've been to.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You!

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JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s so great to have a solution for what to do for a healthy business lunch.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Joe!

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very congenial staff, exquisite food. I would go there every day if I lived in Chicago. I personally am not used to such noisy places and the music was a little too clubby for my state of mind, but it is clearly very well managed and well staffed. Everyone was busy but did not look harried. The facility is amazing as well. Great job to the manager :-)

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for the great review! I can speak for all the managers in saying we have an amazing staff and they deserve all the praise!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good is creative and fresh. Dessert menu is a choice of 3 items and the key lime pudding was disappointing

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you

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NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

General Manager did everything possible to remedy the kitchen and server missteps. Will give them another try.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you allowing me to help, and for planning on giving us a second chance. Please let me know when you are planning on coming in next so I can make sure you have a great experience?

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Prompt service
Varied menu
Food fresh and interesting

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you!

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GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good atmosphere and our waitress Olivia was awesome. Good food. Great friends.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you Gary. We think Olivia is awesome as well!

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MG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a healthy choice! I feel good about my food choices after enjoying a meal at True Food Kitchen.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely healthy food in a happy open setting!

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you!

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time here, Food was really good, the restaurant is decorated really cool as far as ambience. It is a fun place and casual we enjoyed it. Cauliflower app was amazing!!

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you

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Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific healthy food in a lovely setting. Went back a few times while I visited the city.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We went with gift cards. It was not quite what we expected. Flourless cake was a brownie, chicken noodle soup had no noodles and service was spotty. Our entrees were tasty.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Elaine sorry to hear you had a less than perfect visit. I would like to offer to send you new gift cards in hopes you will give us a second opportunity to take care of you and your guests. If you could send me you contact info I would like to send these out to you.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

$50 for a grain bowl and three juices and it was only mediocre. The juice was great but the price was bananas. No idea how it’s so packed when it’s such a rip off. I’d go somewhere else (Beatrix is similar and much better food/value).

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