True Food Kitchen

22 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Sandwiches
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21 ratings

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7007 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
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Celiac

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I LOVE THIS PLACE!❤ They have so many gluten free options! They have a special kids menu, excit8ng and delicious drinks, and GF BURGERS! With an actually bun. Every time I go there I feel so lucky that the world is expanding and creating more gluten free options. 10/10 wood recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 days ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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It was a fail if I were celiac because they can't be trusted for my other allergies. Modest portions of good tasting food that is healthier than your usual restaurants, but the servers were ignorant of the menu details, and I asked two people was was in the "magic dust" on my Korean noodles, & after being told it was GF & tasted it with my fingertip, it had sesame seed, which I had asked about as I'm allergic. One server rushed to me & apologized & took the cup away. Good thing I don't become anaphylactic YET. They tried, but close doesn't work with allergies & gluten.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was so impressed with the quality of the food my husband and I had. He ordered the Vegan Double and I the O.G. They made sure our burgers were gluten free amd served us the most delicious buns. The burgers so flavorful. I loved my husband's vegan burger so much that he exchanged his for mine and we actually went back two days later so I could have that burger again.😂 No reaction. I'd go there for every meal if I could.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Double Vegan Cheeseburger
The O.G. Grass-Fed Burger
Pita bread
Gf hamburger
Gf lasagna
Gluten-Free Burgers at True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen gluten-free menu
Moroccan Chicken.  Yum!
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Review


Multiple GF DF options. No issues

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Love True Food in Las Vegas (home), San Diego was also great! They have staples and seasonal items, so if you’re trying to decide ask your server and try seasonal things while you can! I love the Brussels sprouts with miso dressing, charred cauliflower, the harvest salad, the curry bowl and the Korean glass noodles. But everything seems to be well seasoned and tastes great!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Everything it’s so tasty, I’ve been there a lot of times and never get sick. The pita bread and the OG burger are pretty good. So many options, you can ask to change the bread and the pizza crust to be gluten free and they have gf desserts too, highly recommended!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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The menu is clearly marked as to being gluten free and there is a wide choice of food. I’ve been here twice and haven’t been disappointed in the food. My only complaint is that it took a while for the wait staff to acknowledge me after being seated or take my order, maybe because I was dining alone. That said, the staff is very polite and friendly.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter clarified if GF was a preference or an allergy. My dish was brought out separately from the others at our table and then reassured it was prepared separately to avoid cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing such good food and very kind

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Got a Greek salad, don’t think it was worth the price. But the dessert (a lime tart) was insanely good, loved every bite and worth the price to me. :)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I was at a conference around the corner from this restaurant and I ended up going there twice a day for three days! They were super accommodating and friendly, and were able to make almost anything on the menu gluten and dairy free. Best GF pita bread I’ve ever had. And the desserts are gluten and dairy free!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef came out and spoke with me directly, and explained the steps he would take to make sure I was safe from cross contamination. I had the pizza and did not get sick!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I feel safe eating here. Menu items are clearly marked. When I told the server I had celiac, even though I was ordering GF marked items, she said she would personally tell the kitchen so they’d take extra caution to avoid cross contact.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Delicious food -I had the chicken Panini on the gluten-free Pita bread. The menu is clearly marked gluten-free and this item wasn't but they were easily able to modify it so I could eat it. I always wait till the next day to review and I didn't get sick. The staff seemed very knowledgeable and very friendly about working with my allergies. The cost was a little steep but probably normal for the area. Parking atrocious since a part of the mall.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I LOVE the restaurant my son has Celiac Disease and loves to eat there, he asked for GF Pita Bread and had symptoms so I tested in NIMA and came back “Gluten Found” we wrote to the manager and she was very concern and very nice and told us to call her before attending and that she will supervise our order. There is a disclosure in the menu about CC but they make a big effort to avoid it. Next time we went and asked for Salmon and Brocoli and no problem.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf lasagna! Lots of Options that looked delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The gluten free pita is SO GOOD. It is huge, which is a nice change of pace for gluten free food. The gluten free cookies are also delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Items are clearly marked on the menu, most of which is either gluten free or can be made gluten free. When you let them know about food allergies they carefully use separate prep area and change gloves. I’ve eaten here over a dozen times. Too many good items to list. One of my favorite places to eat.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m definitely not telling my husband how much I spent on dinner! It was very expensive, but it hit the spot! I had a spaghetti squash and chicken meal. My son had a gluten-free pizza. He liked his, also. Neither of us got sick, so it was definitely worth the cost. I just wish that the portions had been bigger.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am celiac and I spent my bday dinner here with non-celiac friends. Everyone in our party of 8 LOVED their food and drinks. The Adaptogenic tea was a big hit with me and two friends (ginger is great for digestion!). I had the lasagna based on other reviews here, and was not disappointed! I even got a gf piece of squash pie with the most amazing coconut whipped cream. Better than my memories of gluten-full pumpkin pie. Thanks for a fun and stressfree bday meal! I will def be back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had the shrimp tacos. Delicious and did not make me sick. I will definitely be back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our friends did take out for us when we came to visit. My friend said they were so careful that they remade our food to make sure 100% we would not get sick. I had the lasagna squash and it was so good!! Highly recommend even on take out.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I loved that they have a paleo menu, we got the spaghetti squash with house-made vegan ricotta cheese and added a burger patty for protein. We split the drink “O.G.” which was sparkling water with ginger, lime, and honey. Mmm. Kind and friendly servers, seperate prep areas and the greeter is celiac too - which I thought was awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of my favorite spots in San Diego! The food is delicious and there are many GF options. The grass fed burger on a GF bun & lasagna are two of my favorites.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I'm celiac, so my choices are limited in a lot of places. This was the first time I've ever tried their food. I got the lasagna Bolognese and tasted the spaghetti casserole. I recommend both of those to anyone. Their food is amazing!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Fish tacos and squash pie. Both GF/DF and tree nut free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing Gf/Df and vegan options. A little pricey but every once in awhile its worth it. Had the most amazing strawberry rhubarb crisp that was gf with a scoop of the most delicious vanilla ice cream from Villa dolce (coconut milk). I was told they have a separate area to toast gf bread etc. I never know if I’ve experienced cross contamination since I’m not celiac but this place seems legit. Our waitress even told me she has RA and strictly avoids a number of foods including all gluten.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I've eaten here twice & had reactions both times. I gave it another shot due to such rave reviews & now I'm sitting here in pain and wishing I never had! If you are celiac/ sensitive to cross contamination I would avoid it. There are so many great places to eat in San Diego that are safe!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very tasty and healthy food, friendly service well informed about celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Must try place!! Great options and lots of GF menu items plus willing to modify anything.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Many vegan and gf choices including desserts! Would go again if I were going to be in San Diego longer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! I used to go to the one in Atlanta frequently and now I live in San Diego and was so glad to see a True Food here. They have items marked gf on their menu and the staff is very knowledgeable about allergies and cross contamination. My favorites are the hummus with gf pita bread, panang curry, inside out quinoa burger, street tacos, and the chia seed pudding for dessert!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing with your gluten and other allergies!!!! They will work with you on everything and have lots of creative ideas.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Mediocre food and service.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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?

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

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Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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I specified that I had celiac’s when ordering and menu items are marked as gluten-friendly. I believe this means they can alter the menu items labeled as such to be gluten free. The reason I say this was because I ordered the loaded fingerling potatoes as an appetizer and received a bowl of boiled unseasoned potatoes. I would be more mad if they had charged me full price but they did not so 🤷‍♀ A warning would have been appreciated though.

I got the steak and black rice with asparagus and corn which was all really bland. My friend (who also ordered celiac) got the tuna and rice. Tuna was bland but the rice was good. I know other people have eaten here and really like other options though.

I did not get sick, so they definitely do care when prepping the food. However, I personally will not return as I was just unimpressed by the food and would rather go other places. But would return if I had no other option because hey I didn’t get sick!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food was really fresh and tasty. GF options are marked and the server was knowledgeable. I didn’t have any reactions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Our recent visit to True Food Kitchen was exceptional, especially considering our need for celiac-friendly options for my son. We dined on a bustling Friday evening at 7 with our 3 and 6-year-olds. Although the guacamole platter was unavailable, the staff promptly substituted it with a hummus platter featuring gluten-free pita, which the boys adored.

We ordered the OG refresher, two gluten-free pizzas, the panang curry, and the Thai bowl. For dessert, we were treated to a complimentary birthday scoop of ice cream and cookie, along with the most decadent gluten-free chocolate cake. Holy moly, it was delicious!

The service was outstanding, making the dining experience even more enjoyable. Most importantly, my son had no adverse reactions to the food. The insanely delicious dishes and amazing service ensure that we will absolutely be back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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I’ve gone here 3 times, never gotten symptoms and even tried the gf pizza. The food and drinks are good overall, but the pizza was cold and not cooked to be crispy. Not worth trying

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Always attentive and careful of allergens, literally the best gf pita ever

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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