Ate here once a couple weeks ago. They were incredibly busy for being early evening, which made me nervous. Menu isn’t huge in general, so limited GF options. They did understand my needs due to Celiac & mentioned the precautions they use. Pricey for what you get. Chia Seed Pudding was delicious though.
Staff was extremely knowledgeable about cross contamination and their gf items were clearly labeled. They assured and reassured me that they’d change gloves, ensure clean surfaces, no fillers in their sauces, etc. Unfortunately although I felt great about my order, it tested positive w/ the Nima and I couldn’t eat. Thankful to have been spared a painful glutening but sad to see that even w/ all their assurances of a safe meal, gluten was still detected. Our waiter was very apologetic and seemed embarrassed at the fact that although the manager came and apologized, he didn’t give a discount or comp my husband’s meal or even offer a different plate even though I had to sit there unable to eat. I asked them to remove my plate off the bill and they did. Sad experience overall for someone w/ Celiac but thankful for my Nima.
Ate here last night, food was tasty and the waitress was very knowledgeable of Celiac. I had the Chared Cauliflower appetizer, which BDW was delish, the baked chicken and the antioxidant beverage. No reaction at all....will definitely go back!!!!
I've had nothing but success as a Celiac at True Food Kitchen. My favorite dish is the roasted chicken and several of the many gluten free/dairy free desserts. All of the staff seems extremely knowledgeable about food allergies/Celiac, and ensures that extra care will be taken to make sure I don't get sick.
Staff was well informed and food was excellent. Warning: not all of their refreshers are gluten free but staff was able to tell me mine was safe. Had the Korean noodle bowl with shrimp and it was great, no reaction.
I alerted staff prior to our special occasion visit. Had the vegetable crudite and cauliflower appetizers. For entree I had the seabass. It was heavenly. Didnt get sick. What a gem!!
Before celiac, I thought this place was very safe for those with celiac disease. After my diagnosis, it was the first place I went out to eat. I had a burger wrapped in lettuce with avocado. I had a side of kale salad with nothing on it and champagne vinaigrette. I was terribly sick within 30 minutes. They bake here in an open kitchen. I would stay away if you have celiac disease.
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Great food, extremely conscientious about food allergies & celiac, lots of veggies (many organic), very accommodating servers, nice outdoor seating. Also, their cocktails are made with freshly squeezed juices and they serve brunch!! I just adore this place.
Amazing! So many options and the chicken avocado wrap (on gf pita) was delicious
Good food, good service, even a happy hour. GF is indicated on the menu and many that are not can have GF subs . However there is a risk of cross contamination. I’m not celiac but GF sensitive - I had no problems. The curry is delicious
The food and atmosphere are good, and the staff is friendly, however both times I’ve eaten here I ended up getting sick. The first time I had a burger on a gluten free bun and the server and manager assured me how safe it was for celiacs. I was sick before I left the building. I decided to give it another shot and ordered items specifically labeled GF on the menu, and still ended up glutened. I did notice that the GF stands for gluten friendly not gluten free, and maybe I’m more sensitive than I thought, but I don’t consider this restaurant safe for celiacs disease.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Have always been lucky at their locations around the US. Solid gf option
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.
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.
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!
Safe for Celiac! Amazing good and service. Gluten free pizzas and hummus bread. Love this place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!