True Food Kitchen

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

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180 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Celiac

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The food is really good here and the waitstaff are knowledgeable and very careful. I have eaten here twice and haven’t gotten sick. The only drawback is that is really really loud, so probably not a great place for an intimate meal.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been there twice in two days and both experiences have been wonderful!!! I’ve ordered the Kate salad with no breadcrumbs and the gluten free seasonal pizza with squash and salmon on top. It was amazing!! And the service was wonderful!!!

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 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Everything we had was delicious, pesto pizza, lasagna, tuna taco and drinks and squash (pumpkin) pie. Our Waiter was great and all the wait staff made sure they understood I’m Celiac. Coming back for

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 1 month 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

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • 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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Review


I enjoyed lunch here while traveling. There are several gluten free options, and our server seemed to understand the importance gluten free for celiacs. I had the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl which was delicious and no issues afterwards.

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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food is good and safe but service was slow and not attentive. Also, out of GF crust for pizza at 7:30 pm for dinner on a Saturday night.

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?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was excellent with lots of GF options. Had a great meal. A little expensive but there is enough variety I think it will fit most budgets. Will definitely go back to try some other of the tasty sounding dishes including lasagna.

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 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The gf chicken ramen was delicious. Also split the margherita and chicken sausage flatbread pizzas GF with my husband, and those were also good. No cross contamination issues.

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

Other


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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


Very accommodating!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My server didn't seem knowledgeable about kitchen procedures for GF, to handle cross-contact. But, I ordered one of the numerous options labeled GF on the menu, and she wrote celiac on my order, and I had no issues. Food was pretty tasty, too.

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


GF foods marked on menu. Server asked to clarify if GF was a preference or an allergy, indicating he had an understanding of how important it might be.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Plenty of GF options, knowledgeable staff, plenty of space outside, and overall good food.

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fresh tasting options with a knowledgeable staff. My Celiac daughter experienced zero cross contamination symptoms.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Many options and the staff was all knowledgeable. They confirmed gluten free on my dish when served.

Safety


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

— 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had a lovely dinner. Food was innovative and delicious. Service was prompt and courteous but not overbearing. Has above average entre selections for simultaneous Celiac and vegan (not just a salad). Ambiance is upscale casual.

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Menu is clearly marked, gluten free pizza is great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good health conscious cuisine. Everything is marked on menu and they take allergies seriously. (They have a very good gluten free lasagna!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delicious food and celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great and seasonal! Lots of variety, including the GF options, which is always exciting and overwhelming as someone with celiac. Waitress was knowledgeable, nice, and accommodating. I was informed they are familiar with cross contamination, have a separate fryer, a GF pizza dough option, and that many gluten dishes could be made GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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so safe here

we’ve eaten at this one multiple times, never an issue.... always great food, great service

just be careful, it is always packed

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Didn't even stay. Not many options, and the cucumbers and lettuce were being prepared on a counter that also had a bowl of flour, and flour spilled all over the place.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff was knowledgeable and assured me it was gluten-free. As I walked out, I saw a waiter rolling the silverware onto the napkins on the same table where they roll out pizza. The flour was everywhere. I tested with my Nima and there was gluten in my dish that was supposed to be gluten-free. Sorry. If you are celiac, I wouldn’t eat here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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It’s nice to feel not guilty of eating out. In fact it felt healthier than homemade meals. Menu was clearly marked and had a lot of options. They made a mistake and brought something not indicated as gluten free but made gluten free, so I’m sure they are very accommodating. Had pad thai(so so, don’t expect pad thai you get at thai restaurants), quinoa burger(delicious), fish tacos(kids ate very well). Especially the quinoa burger was very creative. Our dishes had more veggies and less carbs than what I except at most other restaurants. Didn’t get sick. The only thing was, none of us were full after...

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable staff, I could eat their fish tacos every day!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was good and gluten free items are labeled on the menu. Staff is very knowledgeable, but my charred cauliflower appetizer did come back gluten positive on my Nima Sensor. Manager was very nice and had it remade “correctly.” Also had their pad Thai, and nothing I ended up eating made me sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super knowledgeable. Tons of menu is naturally gluten free. Very popular and good to have a ressie. Love this for celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Really good food. Seemingly Celiac safe. Very loud inside. Sometimes difficult to deal with host/hostesses to get seated.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here - didn't get sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best gf choices In the area !! I have never gotten sick here!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF options clearly marked on the menu. I ordered a seasonal salad and asked that it be prepared separately, which they did. They were clear again when they brought my dish out that it was gluten free. They also brought gluten free pita to go with the hummus dish. I would definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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When I say It's hard to find amazing dishes that are gluten free, this place is heaven sent. They soups, tasty drinks from horchata, homemade teas, beer and wine. The roasted cauliflower is amazing! And the have a lasagna dish that's gf and amazing! Definitely grateful for the found of the golden spot!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu lists which dishes are gluten free. If you say you have an allergy to gluten they make the dish in a separate room and use clean utensils, prep surface area etc. Waiter staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Delicious food too! Eating here a number of times and have never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very healthy restaraunt. Breakfast. Hawaiian fried rice was the bomb!! Gluten free blueberry pancake was average at best.

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?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food choices. Fantastic experience with an excellent wait staff. Highly recommend.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Good variety of GF options, waiter very informed! Good healthy portions with vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free choices! Check it out

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Such a charming atmosphere! This is an excellent choice of restaurants for people who are gluten free (or not). So many yummy choices. Our server, Gerard, was very attentive and pleasant. Save room for dessert, as the flourless chocolate cake was sheer perfection!

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

Gluten Intolerant

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They have a lot of interesting, fresh options that you feel good eating. Pizza is wonderful. They offer buns for burgers, desserts, apps... Accommodating for vegetarians and vegans as well.

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
  • 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/All

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 vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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