True Food Kitchen

11 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Pizza, Sandwiches
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
451 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Wonder Experience! Server knew celiac and asked about allergies or preferences. Separate cook brought out the food to keep it from cross contamination. Will go back soon!

We got Lasagna Bolognese and Quinoa Teriyaki Bowl.

Safety


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

— 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing. Server was fabulous and very helpful. At her recommendation had the Lasagna off their winter menu. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter knew what needed to be done and the chef brought out our food. Had pancakes, a scramble, and a plate of hummus with GF pita to dip, no reactions.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

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

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Celiac

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They were so attentive and careful regarding my daughters celiac. They offered alternatives to few menu items with gluten (like GF pita for one of the dips). My daughter had an amazing meal and it was all very safe.

Safety


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

— 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food, friendly staff. Some of the items are marked gluten free, but they offer almost everything on their menu gluten free if you ask.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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I always over eat here because it is so delicious and I never go home feeling sick. I am gluten and dairy free. Squash pie and vanilla ice cream so delicious.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Love True Food! They are always cared with gluten free orders. The food is healthy and delicious!

Safety


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

— 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. Good balance of veggies meat and starch. Price is about $20 a plate for lunch but cheaper if you’re a vegetarian. Bowls, pizza, entrees. The burgers are not gluten free except for one. We all had bowls. My first teriyaki bowl! I’ve had gluten free soy sauce lots of places but this was my first teriyaki. Yum

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Family meal out! They were sensitive to our needs and the GF pancakes were amazing!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Excellent!! Wonderful food and service. You have to try the lasagna. Highly recommended!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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One of my favorite places forever. soooo many good options. it’s hard for me as a gf vegetarian to find places like this!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food! We had the banana pancakes, breakfast scramble thingy and melon refresher drink. The food was awesome and the service fantastic! Very Celiac friendly and had many diary free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Such a great meal. Knowledgeable staff and great gluten free option

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved the tacos! The staff was very careful ans knowledgeable definitely would go back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place was amazing! Clearly marked menu. Many choices including gluten free buns. I had a grass fed burger, miso marinated eggplant, and strawberry rhubarb crumble! Delicious. People are helpful and friendly! I asked if there will be one in Vegas and they said yes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable and helpful staff and many gluten free options or way to make things gluten free! I had the kale salad with chicken and no croutons and it was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of best for celiac in area. Clearly marked and educated staff. Hard find in this area! Very friendly staff too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I wish this was closer. SUPER knowledgeable staff and options for vegetarians as well.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing staff and a diverse menu. They also have the ability to make all of their pizza, sandwiches, and wraps gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a Mediterranean quinoa salad that was so good. Staff took extra precautions to make sure I was safe. They cook their gf meats on a separate grill so cross contamination concerns are low. I did not get sick and it's been 2 days. Symptoms usually hit within 24 hours. Happy to find a place nearby that can serve healthy options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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amazing food and drinks. feel great hours later

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great food, celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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so many choices and delicious food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Awesome! I'm coming back

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Love True Food! The menu is so easy to read and I love their Shirataki Noodles as well as the gluten free pizza (Organic Tomato and Roasted Kale is my personal favorite). Go Now!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Amazing food... I have celiacs disease and can't eat out unless they have a gluten free menu, which they have.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Review


Their GF lasagna was fantastic! Also all 3 dessert options were GF. Tons of options and all delicious!

Safety


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

— 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

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Not celiac

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Amazing food and our server Delaney (sp?) was amazing and able to accommodate by dietary needs (gluten and dairy free). Literally everything on the menu was customizable and she was great to offer good alternatives and subs. Excellent option for brunch or dinner.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Celiac

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I have eaten here several times, never been glutened. When I went today the manager told me they have a new policy for the manager to bring out the food for anyone with a food allergy. I love that they take it so seriously.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


Server was very knowledgeable and kitchen made sure not to contaminate!

Safety


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

— 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

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