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How do you find paleo-friendly restaurants in your area?

Answered on September 29, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Where do you look if you want to find a paleo-friendly restaurant in your area? A few sources I know of:

What other sources are out there?

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on September 03, 2013
at 01:50 PM

I also use Yelp and search for organic or grass-fed. At least grass-fed burgers are becoming fairly common.

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Thanks for the link Mike! -The Primal Traveler Always looking to expand our database. It's pretty small right now, but every bit of info counts!

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Yeah, I find it incredibly easier to eat paleoize almost anything when out. Even then, most things are already paleo/primal.

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on January 24, 2013
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Lol, don't mention it man, we get like 20 votes a day so when I see someone who's opinion I usually like I'll just skim some of their stuff and +1 the stuff I agree with. Especially when they're about to hit a milestone (points or up a page). You don't owe me anything, but if you did I'd prefer you pay me back by keep doing HIIT and lemme know if you see any results or something like that. After I got 3k points I was happy, now I just give my points away on bounty questions anyways, lol..

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:34 AM

Thanks! I will check that one out.

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:34 AM

nice... thanks again. i owe you 1 (or 3 or 4).

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Haha, yea dude, just like 3 or 4 though.

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haha. thanks. did you just bump me up on a couple of my questions?

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(congrats on 10k mike)

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I'm also interested in finding out. I usually just remove the bun or order wings. I consider fries semi-paleo as a solid carb source in a pinch and assuming I've balanced it out with o3's on any given day.

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Also interested.

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:30 AM

I use the findmeglutenfree app on my phone, and then look at the menu from there!

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Thanks! I will check that one out.

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on January 24, 2013
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I just look at the online menu and see if there are enough things they serve that I can make substitutions to make a good meal. All high-end places are built around the main protein so it's easy there. At cheaper places I can always at last resort get a burger without a bun.

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on January 25, 2013
at 12:05 AM

Yeah, I find it incredibly easier to eat paleoize almost anything when out. Even then, most things are already paleo/primal.

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on September 29, 2014
at 05:11 PM

In the UK, look for membership of the Scotch beef club. To use the label "scotch beef" the meat has to be grass fed. Restaurants will hang up a sign somewhere (in window, at front door) if they are members. There is also an online directory of members- google scotch beef club and it will pop up. 

That's only really in the UK. When I travel I go to tripadvisor, and when looking for a restaurant under cuisine I select "Steakhouse" and "South American" as criteria. Argentinian beef is usually grassfed you see. Then I just read the reviews and see what they say. In Madrid there is a chain called La Vaca de Argentina, in Berlin there is one called Maredo, in Amsterdam one called Cau. They are all chains. It's not high cuisine, but you get good quality meat, usually some salad or vegetables simply prepared and that is kind of what I want these days really. to be nourished by food rather than entertained by it. There is also Gaucho in London.

 

 

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on August 30, 2013
at 01:52 PM

If "paleo-friendly" is the goal, pretty much any restaurant can fit the bill. You just have to ask for what you want with some judicious substitutions. At worst.

Now, strictly paleo is a whole different deal. Must the steak be grass-fed, or the chicken pastured? Are you particularly strict about organic tubers? Will you be really cheesed if that salad dressing is canola oil rather than olive oil, or the Worcestershire sauce isn't soy-free?

If that's your bag, you're pretty much screwed unless you go to a farm-to-table operation. Which I love doing when that is an option.

Personally, I don't lose much sleep over it. I do not eat out more than once or twice a week. If I keep it mostly paleo when I do, that seems to be good enough. The stress over worrying about it seems worse to me than any sneaky anti-nutrients that infiltrate the meal. Paleo is a guide to me. Not a religion.

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on August 30, 2013
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Another good source is if/when you visit the local crossfit gym to ask around.

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on September 03, 2013
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I also use Yelp and search for organic or grass-fed. At least grass-fed burgers are becoming fairly common.

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on January 24, 2013
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i have the best luck with small places that allow me to speak to the chef. i tell them that i am allergic to all the ingredients i don't want to eat and only stay if they can accommadate my request. if i am going to a specific restaurant i call ahead or e-mail.
often i end up with a salad dressed in oil i brought myself. i no longer trust the olive oil restaurants provide.

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