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True Food Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Original Ginger "O.G."**
lime, honey, bubbly water
Sparkling Antioxidant Tea
organic iced green tea, pomegranate, lemon
Honey Lemonade
Pomegranate Chia Limeade
Hangover Rx
pineapple, orange, honey, coconut water
Matcha Horchata**
oat milk, cinnamon, matcha, vanilla
Adaptogenic Tulsi Tea
ginger honey, lemon
Medicine Man
heavy brewed green tea, black cherry, pomegranate, honey, sea buckthorn
Kale Aid
kale, ginger, apple, celery, cucumber, lemon
Health-Ade Kombucha
Daily Market Soup
Roasted Brussels Sprouts**
asian mushroom, miso sesame vinaigrette, chili thread
Charred Cauliflower
harissa tahini, medjool date, dill, mint, pistachio
Farmers Market Crudités
chilled raw vegetables, tzatziki & black olive dip
Fig & Onion Tart
caramelized onion, gorgonzola, garlic, fig, herbs
Kale Guacamole
grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, sunflower seed & pita chips
Herb Hummus
cucumber, tomato, onion, olive, feta, lemon oregano vinaigrette & grilled pita
Edamame Dumplings
dashi, white truffle oil, asian herbs
tofu (adds 280 cal) +$4 / chicken (adds 180 cal) +$5 / shrimp* (adds 270 cal) +$7 / grass-fed steak* (adds 350 cal) +$7 / salmon* (adds 260 cal) +$10
Organic Tuscan Kale
lemon, garlic, grana padano, breadcrumb
Seasonal Ingredient**
brussels sprout, quinoa, roasted butternut squash, goat cheese, pomegranate, toasted mulberry, horseradish vinaigrette
Mediterranean Quinoa
persian cucumber, olive, peppadew, cherry tomato, pole bean, feta, almond, oregano vinaigrette
Chopped Salad
medjool date, dried cranberry, jicama, apple, manchego, farro, marcona almond, champagne vinaigrette
Butternut Squash**
caramelized onion, roasted garlic, organic kale, vegan almond ricotta, dried cranberry, sage
Fennel Chicken Sausage
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, roasted fennel, scamorza
Tomato & Arugula
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, olive oil, lemon
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil
tofu (adds 250-280 cal) +$4 / chicken (adds 240-270 cal) +$5 / shrimp* (adds 240-270 cal) +$7 / grass-fed steak* (adds 320-350 cal) +$7 / salmon* (adds 260 cal) +$10
Dashi Ramen
sweet potato glass noodle, bok choy, grilled portobello, charred onion, radish, edamame, black bean, sesame chili oil
Ancient Grains
miso sesame glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado, hemp seed
Cashew Pad Thai
kombu, rice noodle, zucchini, mushroom, gai lan, bean sprout, thai basil, tamarind chili shrimp sauce
Teriyaki Quinoa
broccoli, heirloom carrot, bok choy, mushroom, brown rice, avocado, toasted sesame
Spicy Panang Curry
sweet potato, pole bean, bok choy, carrot, thai basil, coconut shrimp broth
served with choice of kale salad (adds 120 cal) or sweet potato hash (adds 200 cal)
Inside Out Quinoa Burger
hummus, tzatziki, tomato, butter lettuce, cucumber, red onion, avocado, feta
Mediterranean Chicken Pita
grilled flatbread, romaine, arugula, pomegranate, house pickle, red onion, feta, harissa tahini
smoked tempeh, butter lettuce, tomato, avocado, vegan mayonnaise, seeded grain bread
Turkey Burger
smashed avocado, tomato, butter lettuce, smoked gouda, jalapeño remoulade, flax seed bun
Grass-fed Burger*
umami, mushroom, caramelized onion, arugula, parmesan, mayonnaise, flax seed bun
Mauritius Island Redfish* **
kale tabbouleh, fonio, salsa verde, roasted organic potato
Poke Bowl*
wild caught albacore, avocado, quinoa rice, mushroom, snow pea, cucumber, cashew, ginger, turmeric ponzu
Grilled Salmon* **
caramelized onion farro, quinoa, arugula, roasted beet, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto
Pan-seared Chicken Breast**
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, olive, caper, broccolini, edamame, spinach
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, caramelized onion, zucchini, fresh mozzarella
Grilled Fish Tacos*
Mauritius Island redfish, tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled jicama, dried sweet corn, coconut lime yogurt, anasazi bean
Grass-fed Steak Tacos*
tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled jicama, dried sweet corn, coconut lime yogurt, anasazi bean
Lasagna Bolognese
fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, lemon ricotta, herbs
Citrus Colada**
lime-infused rum, orange, pineapple, coconut, lemongrass
Forbidden Root**
lemon-infused vodka, apple, red beet, rosemary
Juniper Rose**
rose-infused gin, grapefruit, lime, thyme
Yuzu Martini
organic vodka, yuzu sake, lemon, chili thread
Apple Jack**
apple cinnamon tea-infused bourbon, lemon
Spiked Apple Cider**
mulled spiced brandy, cinnamon, lemon, cayenne
Citrus Skinny Margarita
organic blanco tequila, muddled citrus, cucumber, mint
Pomegranate Margarita
organic reposado tequila, lime, ginger, jalapeño
Glass (150 cal) / Carafe (220 cal) / Bottle (620 cal)
6oz. $11.0
Farmers Market Sangria
organic red wine, spiced brandy, lime, orange
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are always two sides of a coin, and same for food. Normally yummy food might not be healthy. It is not true at True Food Kitchen. The food is delicious and healthy. The food tastes great and its ingredients are carefully selected to present...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank floraz224
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were on holidays in Santa Monica and we discover this jewel 💎. Love Ancient grains Bowl , super anti-inflammatory , great taste , love the Tumeric (I love spicy!) Best macrobiotic place in the area. My daughter and husband also loved their grass-fed burger...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maria S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This kitchen is amazing for GF and DF options. Loved the taste of the stunning array of options and staff were friendly and really knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Paula R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing outstanding, only good side is that it is organic. Had the pad Thai, no taste and too thick noodles. The edamame dumplings were okish, the assortment of vegetables is good. Hummus is good. Good atmosphere , nice design. Worth going but have low expectations.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tarikfa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, some of the best food we’ve eaten whilst visiting from the UK. Nothing is too much trouble at True Food Kitchen. 😍 The wines are great too. Don’t miss out on this amazing place. We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richandgary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visitors the True Food Kitchen and has the most enjoyable experience! The food was delicious , the ambiance great, and the seating was comfortable. The menu appealed to the various palate choices of our group!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karmynj2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was the second time we have visited this restaurant - each on two quick visits to Santa Monica. Both times the food and service was excellent. Three of us went for lunch today - the guacamole starter was very tasty. Each of had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Colin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food. Pizza and hummus are must haves here!! The service is wonderful! Its a short walk to the beach.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guilt-free dining at this restaurant with a great interior feel and delicious food. Everything is sourced responsibly and healthy. And it tastes even better than most conventional restaurants. You can even have a flourless chocolate cake with dairy-free coconut whip. Loved the location in Santa...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mtanya2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the Moroccon chicken and it was very flavorable and the chicken was cooked to perfection. Dashi Ramen and the inside out quinoa burger were also great. Great atmosphere and drink menu. You could taste all the flavors in each dish and drink. Although...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kims2529
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Anne S
April 8, 2017|
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Response from melissabarronton | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask them to be sure. They know how well they can segregate the kitchen and if you might be at risk for contamination.
September 1, 2016|
Response from KimTherese | Reviewed this property |
Sorry apart from Jasmine,?i don't know the other ingredients, but it is really delicious!
August 25, 2016|
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Response from dirkj0t | Reviewed this property |
Don't underestimate the power of Google! "true food kitchen santa monica" will get you there. (We cannot post links here so I can not be more specific)
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