True Food Kitchen

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 20 ratings

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

(310) 593-8300
100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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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 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 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 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!

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2014

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

    Clearly marked gluten free options. No after effects for me. Also, I like their philosophy and food pyramid. Great brunch!

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2014

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Turkey burger is incredible

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    3 ratingApril 12, 2014

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

    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?

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2014

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

    Not my favorite place, but you obviously don't have to worry about gluten cross contamination here. I recommend the bison burger with a GF bun. Great kale salad on the side if you like that!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2014

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Fantastic pizza and squash spaghetti. They understand celiac.

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2014

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Great food, lots of options!

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2014

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

    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!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2014

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

    Awesome is all I can say!!!

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2013

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

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2013

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

    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

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2013

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Great selection. The turkey lasagna was really good. Everything clearly labeled for gf.

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    5 ratingSeptember 18, 2013

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Wonderful meal - heirloom tomato & watermelon salad with goat cheese and sea bass street tacos. Server was helpful & knowledgable to keep my meal safe. Wish there was one closer to Tulsa!

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2013

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Awesome restaurant! Lots of healthy & GF options. The GF thin crust pizza is outstanding! Felt safe eating there. Great job with GF!

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2013

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

    One of my favorite restaurants in SD...food is always fresh & delish!

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2013

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

    Never disappointed when I come here. Great gluten free food and awesome drinks!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2013

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

    Soooooo Good!!

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2013

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

    Obsessed with this place! Not only celiac friendly, but they can accomodate to any other needs. So impressed and I always feel great after eating here!

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    3 ratingJune 18, 2013

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2013

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Delicious! Our whole party got something different and it was all amazing. a lot of gluten free options.

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2013

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    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.

Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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