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Paleo breakfast joints in the UK?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 18, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I spend a good deal of my time travelling, often needing to fuel up on the road. While Paleo technically gives me the freedom to go for large parts of the standard British fry-up (full English, Ulster fry, whatever you'd like to call it...), I am left disappointed with the quality of the meat and eggs on offer at most easily available outlets (motorway service stations, greasy spoon cafes etc). No idea whether they serve free range eggs, let alone what's in their sausages!

So does anybody out there have any suggestions for good breakfast places on the road? Generalities best (chains etc) but I also recognise unlikely, so more specifics in the A1, M25, M3, M27, A31, A34 or A30 areas if available...

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

@Joshua - You know the Macc Lads??? Unbelievable. I thought it was just my university exposure to my roommate's music that meant I had heard of them!!! Now, Sweaty Betty - she's a real Paleo girl!!!

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on May 21, 2012
at 08:26 PM

My favourite thing about Paleo is that I still can't eat fried bread, but this time it's not because of the fried bit, but because of the bread bit.

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on April 09, 2012
at 05:54 PM

"Pit Stop! Pit Stop! bacon and eggs, sausage and beans, and a pile of fried bread" - Pit Stop, The MacLadds. Sorry, your post made me think of an old 80's English punk/shockrock song.

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:55 PM

Glad I gave him a laugh! No Prets on my journey (they are very London/big city focussed). I will just have to be more organised and prepare my own in advance, I think...

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Yeah, that's me...the eternal optimist! M27 runs Portsmouth to just beyond Southampton along the south coast... Thanks for the OffMotorway suggestion - but do I get it that it's a veggie site? Not quite what I was looking for!!! This morning was another "grab what I could from the supermarket" morning :-(

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:48 AM

I admire your optimism Gary, though I'm not sure I know where the M27 is.

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on January 16, 2012
at 12:13 PM

If I am driving, don't have food with me (I usually do) and really get hungry, I go to a Little Chef. Grim, I know - but the eggs are free range, the bacon is OK, black pudding almost certainly has some oats in it and it will almost certainly have been cooked in bad oils. But it is only once in a while and I don't reckon can do to much harm.

Or, if I am near a town - there is usually a Sainsbury / Morrison etc where I can get a bag of salad, some smoked salmon, perhaps a piece if hot chicken (again, bad oil). And some fruit or cheese.

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on May 21, 2012
at 08:24 PM

Little Chef's business philosophy comes from the Stone Age, so hopefully their menu does too...

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on January 16, 2012
at 11:39 AM

*Sigh. Roadside cafes are not what they used to be...
I tend to take food with me a lot of the time. A chicken leg and boiled or raw eggs for breakfast. All in a "Tupperware" box with a freezer ice block on the rare occasion that the weather is hot. ;)

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on December 19, 2011
at 02:03 AM

I asked my English husband and he just laughed.

I have to agree. In my 7 years of living in Scotland, the general quality of the highway food was horrible.

Google Pret á Manger and you may find them in a few locations in service stations. They have some salads that would qualify as Paleo or Primal, as I remember. Maybe a breakfast wrap that you could unwrap...

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:55 PM

Glad I gave him a laugh! No Prets on my journey (they are very London/big city focussed). I will just have to be more organised and prepare my own in advance, I think...

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:56 AM

I don't think you can rely on any chain, particularly at services, to be particularly good for you. Even the ones trying to get on the healthy bandwagon are going to go for CW healthy. There's simply no profit in providing things otherwise. Depending on the frequency, I'd say either enjoy the fry-up, skip breakfast, or use the shop to try and gather foods so at least you know what you're eating. Or take a picnic. OR get off the motorway, in which case this might be helpful http://offmotorway.co.uk/

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