True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Great! So awesome with dietary restrictions.
I have been to the True Food in Fashion Valley but never to this new one at the new UTC Westfield. It was beautiful and our group of 8 had a quiet table on the patio for brunch. Our server was attentive and pleasant, and everyone enjoyed their food. We ordered several bowls, avocado toasts, and gluten free pancakes. Everything was great!
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Accommodating to individuals with severe allergies. The UTC location has beautiful outside seating. The combination of tried & true menu items along with seasonal additions is refreshing. I’m looking forward to visiting again.
We've been a True Food Kitchen fan for years, however, I always forget to write a review. If we could eat at one restaurant every single day it is True Food Kitchen (in UTC specifically). The food is phenomenal every single time. The menu is healthy, the offerings are inspiring and we want to order everything on the menu. What we also love about True Food Kitchen - UTC is the positive vibe, the wonderful staff and it never ever disappoints. Highly recommend!
So we’ve tried this a couple times since it opened and it’s just not enough. I understand the concept but there are not enough options for the customer that doesn’t want to make the commitment to over the top eating. It’s also very chilly in the restaurant with only hard surfaces and kept me from lingering. Too judgey for me to spend my money here
This was our second time eating here. The food is very healthy but always seems to be lacking that extra something. Salt maybe. It always just barely misses the mark. Our waitress forgot my drink order (unfortunately so did I) and I’m guessing we were charged for it anyway. The kitchen looks clean and the dining area is beautiful and full of light. It’s a nice place if you’re extra mindful of what you’re eating but if you care more about how it tastes than what it looks like, try somewhere else.
Great food and good vibe. Servers very attentive. Lovely atmosphere and good music, but not too loud😄
We went there for Father’s Day, as a large group. They seated part of our party before all the others arrived, which was absolutely perfect. Our server was fantastic, accommodating, and explained everything we needed. He was very patient with us as everyone was so indecisive as to what they wanted to eat. Great service with a smile. Most of us don’t live in California and really loved it there. Wish there was one in CT near us, great food and fabulous options!!! :)
My family are all vegan, so we ordered the vegan meals and they were all very good, and appreciated! We had the vegan pizza, the vegan chorizo bowl, the ancient grains bowl and the tempeh blt. Also thank you for offering non-dairy creamer! Our server was wonderful. The downside is that the restaurant is super noisy, and the food wasn't really hot when we got it, nor was the coffee. But we will come back again.
Our server was very nice, the food was very good and accommodated many dietary needs.
Everyone enjoyed the food we ordered. 'Appreciate the ability to add off-menu items, like seitan, to their seasonal spinach and mushroom pizza. The Chia Seed pudding is yum yum!
The service was extremely slow. We had a waitress that was training someone, and we ordered coffee and it took 20 minutes. The guacamole was nothing like the description, and it didn’t even taste fresh. The food was okay- didn’t blow either of us away, but wasn’t terrible.
True Food Kitchen is our favorite choice when we eat out & recommend it to family & friends when they join us, as well as when the subject of restaurants comes up.
The food is always good. Unfortunately this is the second time I brought my husband and I don’t think he will return because of the super slow and inattentive service.
This is our "go to place" for healthy food. We took an out of town guest from New Orleans who was very hesitant once he saw the menu and guess what? He enjoyed the food very much, who knew healthy food can be delicious. Unfortunately he wouldn't try the kale guacamole, however all around a positive experience. Also the wine was excellent and our Server.
Great vegan options.
We love True Food but this experience at this location was just okay. Server wasn’t friendly but manager was. Some order struggles and heavy on dressings, sauces etc compared to other locations.
It was our anniversary and I noted it when reserving the table. The hostess did not read the notes (can we do anything special?) and did not check us in as “arrived”. So no one at the restaurant acknowledged our special occasion and I got an email from Open Table scolding me for “no showing”. I know its not a 5 star restaurant and once we showed up I realized we didn’t really need a reservation anyway but if we do have a reservation with notes re a special occasion it would be nice to at least have someone acknowledge it. Otherwise it was a great experience, awesome food and great service although it didn’t really feel as special as I’d hoped. Next time I’ll just call in directly to be sure they know it’s for a special occasion.
Outstanding meal at TFK. Started with cauliflower appetizer (yum) and enjoyed Ancient Grain bowl entree with tofu. So flavorful and abundant (good the next day, too). Server was friendly and efficient. Also appreciated the manager (?) stopping by to ask about our meal. We'll be back!
I cannot say enough good things about True Food Kitchen. The staff are always very kind and super positive, the color scheme already makes it a warm and healing environment, and the food is always incredible. When it's in season, the Morracan Chicken is awesome, as well as the grass fed Umami burger. I've never had a bad meal here. It is also very a great place for a date...trust me on this one, Fellas. Much praise to True Food Kitchen and the amazing experience they give you.
This restaurant is probably the best on UTC. The food is incredibly fresh, healthy and delicious. I love the variety and vegetarian/vegan options. There’s refreshing alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. And the ambiance is always so relaxed and welcoming. Definitely a go to spot in La Jolla/UTC.
My in-laws, who were visiting from out of town, are gluten-free. I associate True Food Kitchen with healthier options and indeed they did have many gluten free options. But the vibe was also cool, spacious, service was good, great value, and we sat near the kitchen where we could see them prepare all the food! We will definitely be back, even without the in-laws!
Overall Tru food is not what it used to be. Prices went up and the flavor is missing. I had the cauliflower polenta which was good but not amazing.The key lime dessert was disappointing. I really liked the strawberry rhubarb crumble. I know it had lots of sugar in it, but rhubarb needs to be on the menu in May at a healthy restaurant
This is by far our favorite restaurant!!! We love how friendly the staff is, how clean everything is and how delicious food is...
Our server - KIT was (as always) AMAZING!!!
Mothers Day Brunch was great. Great food, service, ambiance. Thank you!
Everyone from the hostess to the waiter was wonderful ! My family brought my mother out for brunch for mother’s day! And our experience at true foods made it extra special!
Always a favorite of ours - the food is delicious and healthy! I feel like I splurged without the guilt.
Service was slow, one of the meals came out extremely cold (Quinoa burger) and then we had to wait forever to get a heated burger. Appreciate that they comped us the meal but very disappointed. Not what I was used to at True Foods. The male server did not seem to have his act together.
We were at True Foods UTC for a birthday dinner on a Saturday night at 6:30. We had reservations and our table was waiting for us upon arrival. The restaurant was very crowded. The wait staff and kitchen were both backed up. It took a long time to get our main courses. Food was mediocre. The food from True Foods-Fashion Valley has always been delicious though. Perhaps we were at the UTC location on an “off” night.
Food, service, price were all average. Nothing noticeably bad, just not good enough to recommend. Paying for parking is irritating too.
Excellent good but expensive
To loud food was good selection not so much. Nice location
The food was outstanding - as was everything else. loud pounding music was somewhat annoying but bearable
Really yummy options and not the usual, stodgy restaurant food. Get the crudités. So good.
Great place, conveniently located!
Great food that taste great and that is healthy. I had the Cobb Salad which was very tasty and I felt great after eating it. I can’t wait to go back and try something else.
Food was delicious and our server was attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely go again!
They were very accommodating to our group - very much appreciated!
Relaxing atmosphere. Healthy food that tasted great!