True Food Kitchen

13 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Sandwiches
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
395 Santa Monica Pl #172
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Felt pretty confident. Food was good.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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GF items clearly marked and waiter was able to answer questions.

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wait staff and kitchen are used to dealing with allergies. I had grass fed burger with GF bun and Kale Salad Was VERY good. Even items not marked as GF can be ordered and made GF. Wait staff is knowledgeable on which items can be made gluten free even if menu doesn’t specify.

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

Updated 8 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
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


delicious 😋
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

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Very knowabagle and friendly. The food was great and one of my last Nima sensors so good! I had the shrimp tacos would highly recommend!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ended up passing on my meal here. Can’t speak to celiac safety, but will say that I notified our server of corn allergy and my plate came with corn on it. Didn’t feel comfortable taking the risk at that point. My non-gf friends said that their food was average and their cocktails were good.

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?

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place! So nice to eat out with no worries. The servers are VERY knowledgeable and the food is 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?

— Some

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
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is amazing, the server was very helpful, she ensured my food wasn't cross-contaminated. I have severe allergies to gluten, dairy, artificial sweeteners. She brought me a list of the ingredients listed on the lemonade. Highly recommended.

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

Celiac

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Stopped by True Food Kitchen while vacationing in Santa Monica with our 5 yr old celiac. The waiter was very knowledgeable about celiac and I was confident in the safety of the place. He had a pizza, we had a couple of the appetizers and a pizza as well. Everything tastes delicious and my son was very happy, ate the whole thing! Highly recommend for gluten free and celiac eating!

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

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here for lunch on a Saturday at noon. No wait for seating or service. Tables outdoors, under umbrellas or in the shade of the building, so nice and comfortable. All over 6 feet apart and nice and clean. We had the butternut squash soup and shrimp tacos. All tasted fantastic. The soup arrived in 5 minutes and the tacos took 35 minutes, which was a bit odd. They took care that what needed to be gluten free arrived that way and no problems occurred. Great to people watch from our seats outside.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We did takeout and they made sure to put Allergy on the entire order. Food was great and my boyfriend was so happy to have gluten free pizza!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Such good food!!! Great with gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fresh and delicious!!! GF listed on menu

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and celiac friendly. Would recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Perfect GF tacos. 100% recomendable

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious, great service, Celiac safe!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Review


Been to several True Food Kitchen locations and enjoyed meals without any issues. The menu is based on an anti-inflammatory diet. Scrumptious seasonal menu with many GF and DF options.

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

Celiac

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The restaurant is beautiful and open, very inviting. There are ample gf items offered. My wife has Celiac disease. She ordered the gf lasagna bolognese ans could not say enough about how good it was. Service was excellent and very conscious of gf needs.

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
Celiac

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When we come to Oakbrook this is our favorite place to eat! They have so many gluten free and vegan options. Even if something isn’t listen as gluten free on the menu they can often modify it to make it gluten free.

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Super healthy and delicious! Underground parking around the block. Careful with all good sensitivities. Fav!!

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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I went with another celiac for dinner and we both got teriyaki chicken and asked the server to make a note that we both have celiac. We both got super sick. Definitely glutened and very disappointed because this is supposed to be an allergy friendly place and that’s why we picked it for dinner :(

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?

— Most

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

— Average

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