True Food Kitchen

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 35 ratings

395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 593-8300
100% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    Really yummy gluten free food. Lots of options and a staff knowledgeable about cross contamination issues. I highly recommend it.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2016

    Delicious food without guilt, both because it's GF and also healthful in other ways. GF chicken sausage pizza is very light and tasty, and the Spring Vegetable salad complements it well. Try the Tempranillo red wine from Spain's famed vintner Marques de Caceres, a real treat.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2016

    I had the turkey lasagna and it was soooooo good! Nice and warm and it felt good and like a grandma's meal :) and the lemon tart is literally, I'm not kidding, one of the best things I've ever eaten!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2016

    This place was awesome!!! So many options.... Don't bother with the flourless chocolate cake, but the lemon tart was amazing

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    5 ratingApril 25, 2016

    Delicious, great service, Celiac safe!!!

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    Absolut top Restaurant

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    Yummy food, good service and atmosphere.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    GF items clearly marked on menu. Waitstaff well educated on What living a GF lifestyle looks like & CC issues. Food is seasonal, so menu changes. Amazing food! Fresh, healthy, delicious! Mushroom GF pizza was perfect.

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2016

    Very unusual and delicious!

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    4 ratingOctober 09, 2015

    Excellent menu with many options. I had the turkey lasagna and it was great. My boyfriend (not GF himself) had tacos and said they were very good. For dessert I had the cranberry almond cake and while it was pretty good, it was TINY for being $7. Wish I knew that before I ordered it, not worth the money in my opinion.

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2015

    Awesome place! I have celiac disease and am lactose intolerant so it's hard to find options. Many gf choices that are also dairy free. Portions are a little small for the price though.

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2015

    Huge selection on the menu, all food is locally and seasonally inspired (and delicious), and my waitress was very attentive and assured me that everyone in kitchen was careful to avoid cross-contamination. Would definitely go back!!

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2015

    Very gf friendly. Great food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2014

    Love it. Great location, stellar service, wonderful array of healthy amazing food. Great consideration of food allergies.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    Always fantastic! Great gluten free options and never feel guilty as all if the food is fresh and healthy. I can't wait to get a True Foods at home.

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2014

    The gluten free menu is great and the selection is diverse. From the quinoa inside out burger to the gf pizza to the lemon tart dessert, this restaurant is a must visit.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2014

    Amazing menu with safe, delicious gf options! Excellent knowledgable server too.

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    This is my absolute favorite restaurant! I love the turkey lasagna! It is gluten free and absolutely delicious! If you are over 21 the cucumber/fruit margarita! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2014

    Bison burger on gf crust with kale salad and sweet potato hash = awesome! Service was excellent! Waiter caught that my burger had mayo (and I had asked for none) before I did!

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2013

    Love true food. They have a great menu and they are super careful about gluten free and dairy free. They always do a great job accommodating me. I've had their GF vegan pizza and eaten here for breakfast and everything was delicious.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2013

    Amazing good and great GF options

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2013

    The servers are SO knowledgeable I feel celiac safe here!

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    3 ratingApril 02, 2013

    The hardest thing about True Food is they have very few options that are vegan AND gluten free, the menu is ok but not great

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2013

    Lettuce cups...awesome Everything else on the menu...you must have once. Great service. Comfortable atmosphere. And oh yeah...it's popular among the locals. Always a good sign!!

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    5 ratingDecember 02, 2012

    My favorite GF restaurant. Many GF dishes and a tasty rotating seasonal menu. GF desserts. Good cocktails. Everything I've tried has been good.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2012

    Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. But most important I had the best gluten free pizza I have ever eatten at True Foods.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2016

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Fresh, reasonably priced and they are so knowledgable about cross contamination. Did not get sick and I am super sensitive. I had the seated Ahi salad and it was amazing. Waitstaff is wonderful. Def recommend reservations.

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2016

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    So Delicious and the wait staff is really committed to accommodating food allergies!

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    I LOVE True Food. Such great gluten free options & they have GF substitutions for things like pizza & noodle dishes. And the normal options are not only delicious but healthy!!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2016

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    amazing food and drinks. feel great hours later

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    4 ratingJune 08, 2016

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    I had the chicken Panang curry and it was loaded w veggies and flavorful. Yum!

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2016

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Celiac Review: Eat here with No Fear! Absolutely Amazing! Our server Joe from LA was top notch! His knowledge and care of my food was above and beyond! Everyone enjoyed their meals! 10 STARS! Hummus was delicious! I had the Shrimp GF Panang Curry, Hubby had the GF Marg Pizza and Dad had GF Chopped Chicken Salad. Everyone was impressed! So nice to be able to enjoy and meal and not worry about getting sick or cross contamination!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2016

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Whenever I visit the DC area on business, I always ask my colleagues to eat at True Food Kitchen. There is always something on the menu I can eat (taking in consideration my celiac disease and soy allergy). The Berry Tart is heavenly (but is only offered seasonally). This is by far one of the very best chain restaurants I have been to!

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    4 ratingMay 19, 2016

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    Very tasty, fresh, seasonal options. Staff is very knowledgeable. Servings are relatively small compared to cost of dishes.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2016

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Celiac friendly. Great food!

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2016

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Clearly marked gluten free items & knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2016

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    LOVE IT! Great food and I love that their menu is seasonal. I can't wait to try next season's menu!

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2016

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Eat here a couple times each year when in town on business. Fantastic, healthy gf options. Street tacos and tuna tataki never disappoint. Love the wide variety of fresh juices. Had a Mediterranean salad yesterday that was original and had fantastic flavor. Never once had a reaction.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    One of my favorite places. Always has plenty of gf choice and always a gf desert that isn't just ice cream! If they have the fruit tarte...DO IT!!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Excellent healthy, great tasting gluten-free food.

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    4 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    Very cool place. Sat at bar and could watch the cooks. All staff we encountered were very friendly. Also helpful and attentive to celiac needs. I had spaghetti squash casserole which was super yummy. My friend had red chili shrimp which she loved.

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Awesome GF options and VERY friendly wait staff! My new favorite Houston restaurant!

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2016

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    When I first looked at the menu I considered walking away. I'm so glad I didn't!!! The food was absolutely delicious and 100% safe for me to eat!!! We had 11 people in our party. All of them were worried when they started to read the menu because the items were so foreign to us. But there was not one person in our group who did not thoroughly enjoy their meal!!! And we all ordered something different!

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Road Friars Rd # 394, San Diego, CA 92108

    eaten here 3 times, always speak to the manager and I have never gotten sick from cc.

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2016

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    GF lasagna = amazing! As well as GF hummus w/GF pita bread. Love this place!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Road Friars Rd # 394, San Diego, CA 92108

    I've eaten here several times without getting sick. They'll even modify somethings even if it's not noted on the menu.

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2015

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    Great place! I've been there twice now and have had no reaction and I'm celiac! Not only do they have an awesome selection of just gluten free foods, they also have quite a few of gluten free and vegetarian or vegan options! I love that!

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2015

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Omg it is good! The girls had the grilled chicken with watermelon and corn. My husband had the curry and it was mild. I had the spaghetti squash casserole with grilled chicken. We all had honey lemonade. And we are having the lemon chia cake for dessert. Awesome options!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2015

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Great food and helpful staff.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    Great spaghetti squash casserole with local chicken sausage!!! And we also had the inside-out quinoa burger.Between the two, my favorite was the squash casserole. Knowledgable staff.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    AWESOME gf choices on their menu! I try to get something different every time I go but the Panang Chicken Curry soup ALWAYS just screams to me from the menu! I get it without rice to cut the carbs. I have had the spaghetti squash spaghetti and loved it. We had a waiter once tell us that the dessert that's tart and has buckthorne was one that was always being sent back as people don't really like it. Well I tried it on the next visit anyway and LOVED it! I'm more of a 'tart' flavor person, and the coconut whipped cream on it YUMMM!!!! My favorite dessert ever! My guys always get the no-grain chocolate cake a la mode. It's pretty darned good, especially if you are a chocolate person! (I'm not so much) Most of the staff is somewhat cordial, we seem to notice that there is kind of an air of stand-offishness or lacking enthusiasm with most of the waitstaff we've experienced (not tons of smiling - and the last time we kept having to flag our waiter down because he was busy chatting with the other servers instead of checking on us - the time before that they kept forgetting to bring my fresh juice and it wasn't busy but they did not charge me for it due to the wait). Not sure if it's an individual personality thing or just an untrained wait staff, where costumer service is concerned. They need to step up the friendliness factor in this part of town. Not sure if it's the time we go, or what, but we've never waited more than a few minutes to be seated. Despite the lackadaisical attitude of the waitstaff, we love this place and their awesome menu and we keep going back. The rating is for their menu and actual food.

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    4 ratingMay 31, 2015

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Wow! The food and service quality (Dallas) are amazing. I had the Kale and Avocado Dip w/ the most amazing GF Pita Chips; and the Street Tacos (listed as GF) on the menu. Chase, my server, is very knowledgable about the menu. The manager brought my food. I spoke with Chef Kevin who said there is a separate area of the kitchen for gluten free prep. Items like buns and pizza crusts are brought in from GF specialty vendors; as a safeguard against cross contamination. And, those items are individually wrapped. I will definitely return again this week do dinner!

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2015

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    This place was wonderful!!! The server really made me feel safe from cross contamination, he made great recommendations. We split papaya salad, we had grass fed steak tacos, seared tuna wrap all GF. For dessert we had a gf chia seed lemon cake. Lots of choices for dinner and dessert.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2015

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    The is friendly and very helpful. The food was freshly and delicious.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2015

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    I love this place!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    GF pizza is soooo good

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    5 ratingMarch 30, 2015

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2015

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    I ate the turkey wrap with the gluten free pita and subbed the yogurt for umami dressing since I'm also dairy free. It was AWESOME! Totally delicious! My friend got the panang curry and couldn't stop raving about how good it was.

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    1 ratingFebruary 16, 2015

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    HATED the quinoa salad. Flavor was terrible! Tomatoes in the salad were not fresh. Chicken did not appear fully cooked.

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    5 ratingFebruary 13, 2015

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Awesome food! A friend and I went for the first time. We were impressed from the ambience, the waitstaff, to the fresh food. We had the Spontaneous Happiness drink and enjoyed it with our starter: Edemame Dumplings that melted in your mouth. Entrees: Red Curry Shrimp noodles and Chicken and Sausage Pizza -- delicious!! Dessert: Super Berry tart with a buckthorn antioxidant- very refreshing! Thanks to our waiter Joseph who recommend all of the items! You will not be disappointed!

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2015

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Good food. Plenty of options. Really quick getting the food out to the table.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2014

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Get the spaghetti squash with chicken!! Yum! And Andrew Wiel approves :)

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2014

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Wonderful food! gf markings on menu.

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Lots of organic selections yummy food.

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2014

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Great food, lots of gf options, very healthy chocies. Delicious!

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    1 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Love this place. They are very knowledgable about gluten and always take care of us. I keep getting the lasagna.

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2014

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    In town for a conference. Loved the curry and juice options!

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    3 ratingSeptember 14, 2014

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    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

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2014

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    great food, celiac friendly.

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    3 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    They have a large GF menu noted on the regular menu. The food is tasty but a bit too expensive for what you get. Be careful since the staff does not seem to be well educated in cross contamination.

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    2 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    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.

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2014

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    so many choices and delicious food.

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    I went to True Food for lunch and they have tons of gluten-free options. The food is delicious!

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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