In town for a conference. Loved the curry and juice options!
Had the spaghetti squash. Not sure if there was cross contamination but I definitely got sick, celiac people should be careful here and ask more questions
Kind of hit or miss. Ive had things I loved and things that were just okay. Menu os seasonal so options change. But it's always fresh and staff is usually helpful. I've never had a reaction after eating here.
I had the Gluten free turkey lasagna and it was delicious! Either I must have been starving or this was possibly the best lasagna I've ever had (other than moms of course). I wish we had this place in Alabama :-(
I stopped here my first time hoping for more gluten free options then salads. They offered pizza on pita or sandwich, which wasn't obvious to me on menu. Thankfully I in listed help from server. But all the fresh vegetables in the world doesn't satisfy a craving for a sandwich. I just wish restaurants under stood that!! Advertising GF should mean more then salads and soup. Pizza on pita ok I won't go back too pricy for what I got.
I don't like hippies, but if you have celiac, you must convert. Pricy, but the food is at least ok, and they have never poisoned me. The pizza is as good as any GF pizza I have eaten (see Zpizza). The salmon is among the best I have had with or without gluten.
You are definately paying for high quality local organic produce here, but it is worth it to splurge sometimes. The salad bowls are HUGE, the other dishes are more portion friendly. Would recommend this place if you are in the area
We have eaten here several times. The food is consistantly excellent. It is a bit pricey; however, that is to be expected for tasty good-for-you food. They are true to their name "True Food."
Although the kitchen isn't completely gluten free they are very aware and knowledgable. The salads are amazing ( try the Mediterranean chopped), they have gluten free bread for sandwiches, and they have several gluten free desserts!! The food is very good.
I got super insanely sick here. Found out later that they cooked gluten free noodles in the regular pasta water. Manager apologized and promised they'd change their practices but a friend overheard them complaining later that someone with celiac shouldn't be ordering (gluten free?) noodles anyway. Not impressed in the least.
There are several GF options, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. All options are clearly labeled on the main menu and the staff are highly conscientious of GF needs. Food was very fresh, healthy and flavorful. And the flourless chocolate cake hit the sweet spot.
anti inflammatory menu that uses biodynamic, locally sourced food does not sound cheap, and it's not! however ive learned eating responsibly comes at a cost. putting price aside the food is quite good. lots of GF options and delicious concoctions for drinks. service is patchy and the location is at Lenox mall means getting there is a huge pain. definitely a must try for GF folks and ppl who understand the true cost of food.
Lots of GF options listed on the menu along with other trendy dietary adaptations. I did call ahead to confirm they have arrangements in the kitchen to accommodate someone with celiac disease and was assured that they take precautions (considering it is not a GF kitchen). My daughter ordered the turkey lasagna and became ill about 20 minutes after leaving restaurant. Was it the lasagna or the dirty glass in which was served her pricey lemonade (realized about halfway through)?? Food was tasty but overpriced ($42 for two for lunch before tip), communication via phone was convoluted, and worst of all, my daughter got gluten in a restaurant that one would hope would be above average in handling these concerns.
Mediocre food and service.
Great food, but i did get sick once eating here, we couldnt figure out what did it. maybe it was the water they used to boil the lasagna?
AWESOME place to eat! Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable, food was fresh and healthy which is so rare eating out anymore. And no gluten issues afterward!
I love the clean, fresh food and they always have a good selection of tasty GF choices. Their kale-ade is my favorite of their drinks. I'm a highly sensitive Celiac who tends to get cross-contaminated sick at even typically "trusted" places. I've eaten here at least six times so far & haven't once gotten ill. I love it.
Traveling through and saw the good reviews. Tacos are amazing! They also have gf pita with the hummus! I'm sensitive and didn't get sick. Will be back if I'm ever in San Diego again
One of my favorite restaurants in SD...food is always fresh & delish!
The servers are SO knowledgeable I feel celiac safe here!
I rarely eat out. I have celiac, and am extremely sensitive, as well as very careful to avoid cross contamination -- whether I feel it or not. Damaging my health is not worth a night out. That said, I've visited both Santa Monica True Food, and Newport Beach, and they've both been the best experiences I've ever had dining out as a celiac. I understand that they have partially dedicated spaces for GF food prep, and always dedicated utensils. Certainly Newport assured me of this, and the server in Santa Monica made sure to take extra notes, and passed a note on to the chef. They make excellent pizza -- I loved the Roasted Kale and Tomato. Best GF I've had. But the Salmon, as well as the Curry, are also well worth a bite. A bit pricey, but if you're going to eat out, let it be eating well. Portions are plenty, staff are knowledgeable, atmosphere is peaceful (in Santa Monica -- a bit loud in Newport); and they're highly aware of issues with cross-contact. The safest one could be in a non-dedicated kitchen, without a doubt.
Great place for fresh food & great atmosphere
Three wonderful experiences on different occasions within a year and a half. Visited once during a slow period, once moderately busy, and one very busy Saturday night with a min. 30 minute wait. Ever time we experienced healthy, delicious, gluten free and cross-contamination-free eating. Pricey, but trendy/hip/modern atmosphere, and great location (next to shopping, movies, and beach). Excellent service and knowledgeable staff on every visit. Highly recommend the hummus with g-free pita bread appetizer. Pizzas are excellent, as well as the teas to drink. Peace-of-mind gluten free eating.
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