98% of 52 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

Top Reviews


Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food. Gluten free chocolate flourless cake was amazing pizza very good - service was great - Morgan you are the best. Too many kids for our liking but not the restaurants fault !

Celiac
2 months ago

The staff was knowledgeable and super friendly except I got the pizza and tested it with my Nina tester and it came back with gluten. Always risky to get a pizza anywhere but he said there wouldn’t be any cross contamination when there was... I got a salad and it was on the house so they’re very considerate and understanding.

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This restaurant probably doesn’t need any more reviews for you to go there but we were just there last week and it was wonderful. My son is our celiac so we always use him as a barometer and he loved it and felt fine. The manager said she can basically make anything on their menu gluten free so they are more than willing to take a minute and talk with you. He had the pizza and I had the fish tacos.

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


GF steak tacos
GF lemon tart with coconut whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Photo by Cg.
GF Shaved Turkey Sandwich on GF Pita, Kale Salad
Street Tacos
Roasted Vegetable Platter, w/ cashew pimento dip.
Watermelon and tomato salad
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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

ate steak & fish tacos and their GF chicken noodle soup - all good and no reactions!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Incredible every time I’ve been here! Not everything is gluten free, but the staff are very knowledgeable and understand what they are doing. Food is organic and health, but amazing. Service and meals have been great at every location, definitely give it a try!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgable, 95% gluten free menu, very healthy! Gf quinoa bowl with chicken was delicious.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had a great experience here. Told our waiter that my daughter is celiac. He explained that they were not totally gf so couldn't 100% guarantee no cross contamination but that they have an allergy protocol in place and would cook her pizza separately etc. He was v knowledgable and we felt confident eating there. She had no issues and food was good. There are also vegan options too.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food options. Staff is very knowledgeable and no cross contamination! Several yummy desserts available too!!

Celiac
9 months ago

Am usually successful here but my GF labeled chicken dish didn’t pass the Nima sensor and came back Gluten Found.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable about cross contamination issues. The steak tacos were great! No dairy and no gluten in them. Had a sour cream replacement with coconut milk yoghurt that was awesome! Great place environmentally conscious slightly expensive but worth it.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The food was good, and they did not gluten me. Apparently they have an allergy protocol in place for many different ingredients, and are known for this. My husband and I had the summer tacos. I had the fish and he had the beef. Both were quite good, though we had to order a third plate of them as one each was not enough.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Fresh and delicious!!! GF listed on menu

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Every expensive for the the amount of food. Quality of food was eh

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great food. We had dinner here twice, and the family member with celiac disease didn’t get sick. Felt safe eating here!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and celiac friendly. Would recommend.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They know what they are doing. They ask if GF is an allergy or a preference. If you are celiac, the kitchen takes extra precautions to avoid cross contamination. They have GF pita bread (potato and tapioca flour) that was great!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Never have an issue here and I’m a very sensitive Celiac. I was told, however, not to order the pizza because it is cooked/prepared on the same surface as the regular pizza. Everything else is clearly marked and they even have gf dessert!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

What a great meal! Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Overhead the manager telling the kitchen staff to make sure to wash hands and change gloves for our meals. Would highly recommend. Have been back several times now.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free pizza was awesome and GF lasagna could not believe all desserts were gluten free and SO delicious. Daughter is celiac no problem

Celiac
1 year ago

Wide selection of gf overlapping with vegan and vegetarian fare. Their menu has a disclosure so I did take a digestive enzyme just to be safe.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great variety of gluten free food! Staff was very knowledgeable and even used an allergy button to alert the staff. Measures are taken to prevent cross contamination. Food was a bit pricey for the size but full of flavor.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I'm celiac, I had a very bad reaction after I eat the lasagna. The manager and the sttaff were very kind and supportive, even they didn't charge the lasagna, but it was contaninated with gluten

2 years ago

Amazing food! Such a treat! I wanted to take advantage of a hamburger bun but liked the ingredients in the quinoa inside out sandwich better. So my knowledge server suggested giving me the grass fed burger with the hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado, and feta. It was AMAZING! The server only offered me side choices that were GF. The sweet potato hash and the kale salad were both delicious. There was a $2.50 charge for the GF bun that I didn't know about, but there was no extra charge to customize my burger. Not cheap, but it was sooooo good!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food was delicious and full of flavor. my new favorite place to eat. I had a burger and my date had the lasagna. I can't wait to try other things on the menu.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Multiple gluten free options in entrées, mains and desserts for lunch and dinner. Loved every meal there❤️.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Perfect GF tacos. 100% recomendable

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 years ago

Delicious, great service, Celiac safe!!!

3 years ago

Absolut top Restaurant

Celiac
3 years ago

Yummy food, good service and atmosphere.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very unusual and delicious!

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 years ago

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!!

Celiac
4 years ago

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

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Not celiac
5 years ago

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!

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
6 years ago

Amazing good and great GF options

Celiac
6 years ago

The servers are SO knowledgeable I feel celiac safe here!

Celiac
6 years ago

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

Reviews of this Chain

yesterday

Trendy casual eatery in a cute shopping center. Fish tacos were good and staff seemed somewhat knowledgabk.

Celiac
2 days ago

Gluten free items clearly marked on the menu and have a nice selection. Delicious food and they offer delivery!

Celiac
2 days ago
Celiac friendly

It was heaven just to have so many choices! I’m so used to having only a couple options and there are so many great things on the menu it was difficult to choose! Service and food was fantastic :) We’ll definitely come back...

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I enjoy their chicken, cauliflower, and flourless cake. I've eaten here at least a dozen of times and it never disappoints and I’ve never had any issues.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

I brought my daughter (14 yo) and her friends here for her birthday lunch. Her friends had pizzas and she had the spaghetti squash casserole and I had the Mediterranean Salad. We both have celiac; what a great experience! Love that the staff was so knowledgeable and accommodating for us. Everyone loved the refreshers and smoothies too.

1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of delicious GF options and staff appears to be well trained on allergens. I have been twice without any reactions and plan to visit frequently.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Very good, safe food. Best GF pizza I’ve ever had, and it was even vegan which was a bonus considering I can’t tolerate much dairy. The brussel sprouts and cauliflower appetizers were also very good.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

With Dr. Andrew Weil being a co-founder, I knew it was going to be healthy AND delicious! My daughter and I have Celiac, so it’s nice to be able to eat somewhere where the staff is knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination risks. I have been following the Autoimmune Protocol and they had options for me as well. I had a lettuce wrapped grass fed burger with sweet potato hash. The patty was very tasty and juicy. The sweet potato has was also good. My daughter had the the grass fed burger on a gluten free bun (NOTE: there is a $2.50 up charge for a GF bun, which we were not made aware of until we got our bill) They offer drinks, smoothies, teas and detox drinks as well. They also had a gluten free butternut squash pie. I skipped dessert this time because is was not AIP compliant, but look Forward to trying it once I start reintroducing new foods. It was a bit pricey compared to other places ($38) that was for water and 2 burgers and sweet potato fries. Overall, we enjoyed our food. The interior is simple and beautiful, just like the food! They also have nice dining outside. Valet parking and reservations are also available.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

Ordered take out and was very clear in requesting gluten free. When it arrived, it was obvious one dish had not been altered to accommodate this. When I called the restaurant they confirmed that they had made a mistake and had not made it gluten free. They said they would refund the order and never did.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

ASK BEFORE ORDER!!!! I stressed the celiac diagnosis upon ordering and the waitress was confident. Overconfident as it turns out. They ARE conscientious about preparation, however, when I ordered the clearly marked GF teriaki chicken bowl for my son with celiacs, someone from the kitchen came out and said “actually the teriyaki sauce isn’t gluten free.” Gluten free...sort of?!? They showed me the Korean Noodle bowl that “actually Is gluten free”. Traveling. Fingers crossed.

3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Everything on their menu is marked GF, and the staff is also very knowledgeable. Love this place! They also have GF pizza!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

What a great place to eat!! First time in Chicago and I’m so happy I found this place! Butternut Squash Soup - 5⭐️ Korean Noodle Bowl - 5-⭐️ So many GF & Vegan options I loved it! Service good too!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Food is always delicious and unique. I have eaten at the Lenox Mall location five times and have never had an issue.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Marked gluten free menu. Does mention that gluten containing items are made in their kitchen. However the waitress was knowledgeable, let staff know I had celiac, and double checked on a drink for me. Had the delicious chicken satay and Korean glass noodle bowl with no reaction after.

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent options for GF! The menu is clearly marked and that was fantastic. Lots of local food and unique dishes. They even grow their own herbs outside! My mom had the lasagna bolognese, I had the fish tacos. Both gluten free and both delicious!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing with gluten free, take celiac seriously and have a manager bring out gluten free food. Would eat here all the time!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious key lime mouse and pumpkin pie aka squash pie

Celiac
1 month ago

Have always been lucky at their locations around the US. Solid gf option

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 month ago

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.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is my favorite place to eat when I visit Jax! My kids are df/gf and so am i. We love being able to eat safely and get ice cream for the kids!! Gluten free buns, tortillas for hummus dip and sooo much more!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Nice atmosphere great service. Ask for Nick he’s gluten free and gave great service. Lots of gf choices including lasagna. I will be returning several times

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing food and service if you are near one of their locations I would totally recommend going.

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Safe for Celiac! Amazing good and service. Gluten free pizzas and hummus bread. Love this place.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of gluten-free options directly on the menu. However, portions are quite small.

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is my absolute favorite restaurant I’ve ever been to! Having celiac can make it tough to find a restaurant that prevents cross contamination as well as having delicious, healthy food but true food kitchen had both! Very safe for celiacs.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is celiac friendly :)

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is celiac friendly :)

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very careful about cross contact and very knowledgeable about the menu. Food is delicious and safe - can't ask for more.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable and shared that an employee has celiac. Food was delicious. I had the sweet potato noodle bowl with shrimp and watermelon lemonade.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

So many gf options and everything tastes delicious!

Not celiac
3 months ago

This location is just as good as other true food locations I’ve been to. Definitely ask questions and make sure they mark your allergies with an allergy alert. Panang curry is amazing.

Celiac
3 months ago

Staff were so nice and tried so hard to accommodate me, but two out of three Nima tests for different iterations of the same dish came back positive for gluten. Maybe my Nima was too sensitive, or the dish was prepared where they make their pizza dough, but I didn’t feel comfortable eating there, despite good experiences at other True Food Kitchen locations.

Celiac
3 months ago

Great gf restaurant! Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac. On the menu it said what was gf and what wasn’t. I ordered the lasagna it was pretty good. Great place

Not celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

One of my fav GF places to eat! Went 2 days in a row just to get my fill. The first day I had the quinoa salad with chicken and the second I had the red fish tacos that came with the best beans I have ever had. Everything tasted great and settled well too.

Celiac
3 months ago

Really delicious and TONS of choices including pizza! My daughter and I tried a variety of things....blueberry muffin, fish taco, steak taco, key lime mousse, iced coffee and watermelon lemonade! All delicious! Beautiful, clean restaurant! Friendly staff! Open, spacious.... I could go on and on! Can't wait to return!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Go here. Great food. Gluten free options marked. Accommodating staff. Celiac safe.

Celiac
3 months ago

I was so excited to try this out, reading the other location reviews. I think I must’ve been cross contaminated here, unfortunately. I had intense symptoms (celiac) the next morning. I had gluten free pita, kale guacamole and the Korean noodle bowl. I would try again to see if they had their act together.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

I love coming here. They change the menu seasonally, they take precautions, and I’ve never been sick. The flourless chocolate cake is a must.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

They assured me that they take lots of precautions to avoid cross-contamination, and they seemed to know what they were talking about. I had the charred cauliflower and a GF margarita pizza. I didn’t love the cauliflower, but the pizza was pretty good (nothing special, the same crust everyone uses, but fresh toppings). I didn’t have a reaction, so I would eat there again. It’s overall fairly expensive, though the pizza is a pretty standard price for GF in this area ($15.50).

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food with tons of gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian options. The server and management were careful to make sure the kitchen was safe as I’m very sensitive to cross-contamination. The food was delicious!!

Celiac
4 months ago

Food was great! I has the spaghetti squash and added mushrooms and chicken sausage The medicine man drink was great, too!

Celiac
4 months ago

They do NOT have a gluten-free menu. I went here today based on reviews here. Their menu has GF beside some items, but when you look at the bottom it says GF = Gluten Friendly. As I was leaving I explained to the hostess why I was leaving she insisted they had gluten-free and pointed to GF items. Then I showed her GF doesn’t stand for gluten-free on their menu she acted like she didn’t understand. Maybe it is a new change. I am glad they do not say the items are gluten-free if they are not able to avoid CC, but wish they would use something besides GF. I’m back to the hotel eating PB & rice cakes.

4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wow!!!! Talk about amazing offerings. So impressed with the entire vibe and atmosphere. Great options - great knowledgeable staff - great healthy food. No issues with any special requests - they were all happily met!!!!!

Celiac
5 months ago

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!

Not celiac
5 months ago

Several gf options clearly marked on the menu. I had the chicken satay as a starter then enjoyed the redfish tacos. No reaction, so I'm a happy girl. This restaurant also had a decent wine list. Would definitely eat there again.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The food here was very delicious! I had the Cobb salad and added chicken and sweet potatoes...😋. The service was a bit slow but other than that I had a very good experience at this restaurant.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve never had a bad experience at True Food. Consistently delicious and lots of options!

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