True Food Kitchen - Chicago
In my opinion, the best healthy food restaurant in River North. The taste, quality, and selection rival any traditional restaurant. Their menu is diverse and not limited to salads or grain bowls (although they have both, and are excellent). It was a bit noisy and the service was a bit slow, but it was the height of the lunch hour. I would definitely choose to dine there anytime.
Amazing food and wonder service! I will be back!!!
Perfect. All five stars.
Second visit in the same weekend! Love the food.
We are excited to hear you enjoyed the restaurant so much! Thank for the great feedback!
The food and cocktails were ok, however the wait time between ordering and receiving our food and our drinks was extremely long (we suspect our server forgot to enter it into the system). Our server also did not check in with us at all until it was time for us to ask for the bill.
We are sorry to hear you did have a great experience. I would like to find away to make this up to you.
Outstanding place! The decor, the service and the food were all very good. Visiting from out of town and needed some healthier options after too much fun the night before. The medicine man drink was delicious. Loved it. Going back a second time before we head home.
Food was delicious. Non-alcoholic drinks, too!
Thank you Sara!
As always, True Food reigns on the food. It is positively delish! This being one of our favorite spots was a bit tainted by the closeness of the tables. Cozy is one thing, but this was too close. Our neighbors server had no awareness of his proximity. It was uncomfortable.
Thank you for your feedback, it is important in our quest for constant improvement!
I love the delicious healthy allergen friendly options!
Thank you Loris!
Lovely great fall menu. I’m a devotee.
Though your stated open time is 11am daily, I arrived , for an 11:30 reservation and yourhostesz seated me and the waitress came right over.
Lunch was wonderful and my two companions who had never been to a True Food loved it. One went so far to say she would be looking for thewhen she travels.
I was excited for the fall menu - I LOVE your Brussel Sprouts (I did share).
To end the meal I ordered the floorless chocolate cake. Outstanding.
It was a great meal with good friends.
Thank you for the experience.
We are happy you had such a great time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
Came in for the fall menu and was delighted with the offerings! I love pumpkin squash soup and this one is amazing! Also had the Unbeetable burger and loved it! I have a few allergies and it was no problem for the staff. They made me feel welcomed and appreciated. Our server was delightful! Even the manager came by to see how we were. Only slip up was the soup was supposed to be delivered before our entree and it wasn't.
Will definitely come back!
This restaurant always delivers healthy, tasty food at a reasonable price. The squash soup was especially delicious and paired well with the beet and goat cheese flatbread for a light supper.
Healthy, flavorful food. Hands down one of the better restaurants for those parties that have mixed dietary needs. Great service without feeling rushed or feeling like you’ve been waiting either.
Enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was good. Environment was nice for sitting outside.
Amazing healthy food!!!!
Excellent food and very allergy aware. I enjoy the service and variety of options.
Thank you, we are happy to hear you had such a great experience.
Food is very good. Price exceeds this and leaves you feeling a bit used.
Great selection of vegan and vegetarian foods in a fun setting
Ordered pancakes which shouldn’t take more then 10min max. After 15 min the server came to apologize and made the excuse because we changed the fruit option from blueberries to strawberries which she recommended that was the reason and the delay. Another 10 minutes go by and the manager comes and apologizes for the delay we waited over 35 minutes for pancakes and they still charged us for them! RUDICULOUS
I am sorry you had such a bad experience. I would like to apologize for not reading the situation and doing more for you right away. I would like nothing more than to make this up to you. If you could send me your contact info at brien.terhune @ truefoodkitchen so I can make sure we do everything in our power to right this wrong.
My only complaint is in regards to their espresso drinks. Only one non dairy alternative and the espresso was bitter, meaning there was too much pressure during brewing. Hopefully they can improve on this.
Thank you for the feedback Emory. We will check and if needed service this equipment ASAP.
Love True Food Kitchen! I seek it out wherever I am. Chicago TFK was great! The doors were open because it was a beautiful day which was nice. Food is amazing every time!
The service was terrible. Samantha was slow and was not attentive to our table at all. When we complained she was then condescending and sarcastic to me and the other guests at our table. We have reached out to the General Manager to further discuss this matter and are waiting for a return call. We contacted the GM two days ago. The entire experience was very disappointing.
I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would like to help resolve this issue and hopefully make your next visit much better. Please send me your contact info, brien.terhune @ truefoodkitchen, so I can help in any possible in making this right?
Food was fabulous. I had a friend who is vegetarian and I nevered missed the meat...so tasty!
Thank you Grace!
Everything on the menu taste good. Love healthy eating!
Thank you Hannah!
Healthy and so good
Love this place, the food is healthy unique and delicious!
Thank you Lauren!
This was our 3rd time dining here and have never been disappointed with the healthy choices and quality of the food. We sat outside on a beautiful Saturday evening. Inside is somewhat noisier, but this was perfect for us. My wife is gluten free and had no trouble with her selections and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about modifying if her choice was not designated gluten free. Gluten free Lasagna was outstanding!
Great food but just know the type of restaurant you’re going too because they’re definitely lighter/smaller meals. But that is what we were looking for and GF so it was perfect
Thank you Alyssa!
We really enjoyed the food however the service was terrible. Our waiter was too busy chatting with other patrons to get us some ice, water for the table or even our bill after being asked multiple times. When questioned about the lack of attention, he didn't know how to respond. It made what could have been an enjoyable meal very disappointing. We may try it again because of the food, but it will be a while.
We are happy to enjoyed the food and truly sorry the service wasn't equally as good or better. We promise will use this feedback to make positive changes and hope you will give us another chance to show this true.
Iced tea is too weak
Too loud, tables too close to
Thank you for the feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve.
We had a great experience at True Food Kitchen. The service was friendly and attentive. The food felt decadent while being healthy! And the menu had many options for vegetarians. It's not necessarily geared towards families, but we felt comfortable having our 2 children there - both loved the pizza! We also highly recommend the edamame dumplings.
Thank you for the amazing review Denise!
Great food....healthy! Upbeat atmosphere.
Thank you Doug!
Very good experience all around. Both food and service were great. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We had their flat brad and their curry dish and they were both excellent. The fish tacos were a little dry and less flavorful than the description suggested so won't order again. We went back for the curry the next day and also ordered their Korean noodles dish and charred cauliflower for appetizer and both were exceptional. Next time we would add a protein to the Korean noodles though- the dish itself is very flavorful but doesn't have a lot of veggies in it- just one (!) mushroom and some sprouts and cilantro.
Thank you Natasha!
Our group had an amazing experience at True Food Kitchen for dinner. As people with autoimmune conditions, it can be difficult to comfortably dine out with our food restrictions (e.g., no diary, no grains, no processed oils, etc.). When we saw the Paleo and Keto menu at True Food Kitchen, we were already excited but after reading about the restaurant online, we learned that they are willing to make additional accommodations to meet your dietary restrictions. I reached out to their chef via e-mail who promptly responded to me acquiring about our food restrictions. I placed our order in via e-mail. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by a friendly server. Shortly after, the General Manager approached our table to let us know that they are aware of our dietary restrictions and are ready to accommodate us in the kitchen. We felt relieved that they were so pleasant and non-chalant about the accommodations as so we didn't feel like a burden or crazy for adhering to our diet. The staff made us feel incredibly empowered and supported in prioritizing our health. The food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious! Our two other friends who ordered off their regular menu also had a pleasant experience and commented on how delicious their food was. Overall 5/5 stars for food and service! It is rare to find a place to eat out without worrying about your diet or feel guilty about it afterwards and True Food Kitchen made it extremely easy to have a pleasant dining experience! Highly recommend!
Wow! Thank you Amy! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything part of your experience so much. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food --friendly and attentive wait staff. Love this place ---great for a group.
Thank you Barbara!
arrived on time for a noon reservation. was glad there weren’t many patrons as was meeting a friend to catch up and the place can get loud. friendly hostess wanted to seat us in between two other couples despite other tables being open; decided to sit at bar. waiter started off fantastic and went down hill from there. 3 times we were interrupted by a server wanting to give us food that wasn’t ours. max 20 people in restaurant :0 waited at least 20 minutes for an ice tea - apparently machine not working. after we received our food never saw a server again. we wanted dessert and another server said she could help us. She asked if we want the dessert to go; pretty sure the ice cream would melt the minute we stepped outside, so no. Have been here numerous times for dinner and everything was fantastic. Cant recommend for lunch at this time.
We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience during recent visit. We try to provide great hospitality and food for all guests throughout the entire day. Clearly we fell short last Friday. I would like the opportunity to make this up to you. If you could provide your contact info I would like to make sure we send you a gift card for your next visit and ensure you are provided with the great service you are used to receiving when visiting our restaurant.
We had a fabulous meal, both vegan and non vegan. Our waitress was great, and the atmosphere was fun. Definitely recommend!
Thank you for the amazing feed back!
Food is terrific!! Service was great! Loved the new summer entrees. The one negative- the noise from Barry's Boot Camp is a bit overwhelming!!