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.
Excellent food and all gluten free, dairy free, and meat free items are clearly marked on menu. Menu changes seasonally. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and asked if it was a gluten allergy. When I ordered the spaghetti squash casserole without the cheese, the waitress asked if I would like to add their homemade almond milk ricotta, which I appreciated! Delicious, fun ambiance, and the place was packed. Good cocktails too and they change seasonally as well.
OMG THIS PLACE IS A HIDDEN GEM of this app bc it was crowded but their food is AMAZING. Totally celiac safe, this is the kind of place that knows what they are doing. All the staff were knowledgable and had menu items marked. However they can also make other items gluten free through modification. They have gluten free pizza crust and pita as well as buns and bread. This was our first time there but true food kitchen has already made it to my list of all time favorite restaurants (which is EXTREMELY selective let me assure you). they have a ton of dairy, vegetarian, vegan and of course gluten free options. But whether you are a die-hard carnivore who believes vegans are a blight on this planet to an exclusively raw food proponent, there is something at true food kitchen for you. I had the phanaeng curry with chicken and a chance to sample the entrees of my dining mates, the Moroccan chicken and inside out quinoa burger. We also ordered the cauliflower appetizer I forget what the exact name was. All three were excellent. I would order the curry again right now even though I am so full I doubt I’d be able to keep anything down to be frank. Anyways phanaeng curry was an infinity-out-of-ten, the Moroccan chicken was excellent as well, I didn’t think it was good as the curry but still the kind of dish that changes your life. The quinoa burger was phenomenal as well. The cauliflower starter had some sort of sauce and it was partially blackened and on the same level as the curry, which again has made it to my list of all time favorites. Finally, as the culmination to a heavenly, otherworldly experience, we had for dessert the squash pie and a blueberry muffin with ice cream. The squash pie was amazing. Enough said. I wanted to rewind my life after I ate it so I could eat it again. And again. And again. We will 100% be back, probably tomorrow for brunch if I can convince my family to go. If you haven’t tried this place, you HAVE TO GO. there are so many menu options in all different sorts of cultures and cuisines and as a celiac it’s amazing that places like this exist.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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!
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!!
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.
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!!!!!
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!
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.