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Is Anyone Seeing More Paleo-Compatible Dining Options In Their Area?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I feel that very recently, I've started to see the dining options where I live (Seattle) growing more paleo friendly. More chefs are cooking with paleo-approved fats (or receptive to cooking with tallow and olive/avocado/coconut oil when asked), grass-fed meats abound, and there's even a Kickstarter campaign for Seattle's first paleo food truck (I'm a backer!). I was just wondering if any other hackers have noticed similar food climate changes in their area, or if it's just here in the super-health-conscious PNW?

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on July 08, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I don't get over to the eastside very much (I live and work in Capitol Hill), but I will definitely check out their menu and see if it's worth a trip across the lake! I agree that Seattle's food culture is a lot friendlier for paleo than other places. I really appreciate it because eating out with friends has always been a big part of my social life and I like that I can still do that without compromising my health or convictions.

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on June 21, 2012
at 01:50 PM

I'm from Seattle so for sure there are a ton of options, the bulk of Tom Douglas's spots are killer, Maneki for sushi in addition to R. Zoe, et al. Living in NY - there are a ton of options.. just have to figure out what your needs are, how flexible your template is, and your budget ;)

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on June 20, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Nice, thanks for the info. Blue moon burgers is a good one too, grass fed beef and gluten free buns. I've lived several places in the PNW and I'd consider Seattle's dining options a cut above the rest.

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on June 20, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Oh, well 8oz. Burger on Capitol Hill does a lettuce wrapped grass-fed burger and while their fries are done in soybean oil, they have side options such as sauteed brussels sprouts with bacon (cooked in olive oil) and grilled asparagus (also with olive oil). Restaurant Zoe has a lot of paleo friendly options, and I was told when I went that they would prepare any protein on the menu with my restrictions taken into account. Also Eat Local is a company that makes frozen meals with local ingredients, grass-fed meats, and ample gluten free/paleo friendly options.

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on June 20, 2012
at 10:15 PM

What sort of dining options have you seen? Just curious, I'm in that area.

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on June 20, 2012
at 10:04 PM

I must say in Wichita, KS the answer is no. We do have a Natural Grocers here now that carries local grass fed meat. The closest thing we have to a place to eat out and stay paleo would be Chipotle Grill.

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:11 PM

I think Seattle is prime for it and I love it. Definitely seeing more and more places where I don't have to google their menu before approaching so I know I can eat. They're adding farm fresh ingredients and moving away from the carb based menus. Have you tried Graces 5 in Redmond yet?

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on July 08, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I don't get over to the eastside very much (I live and work in Capitol Hill), but I will definitely check out their menu and see if it's worth a trip across the lake! I agree that Seattle's food culture is a lot friendlier for paleo than other places. I really appreciate it because eating out with friends has always been a big part of my social life and I like that I can still do that without compromising my health or convictions.

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on June 21, 2012
at 06:19 AM

The podcast "Livin'La Vida Low Carb" has a whole episode about Paleo food trucks in the US. He interviews 2 truck owners and they discuss the growing movement.

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on June 21, 2012
at 01:24 AM

There are many yummy options here in Santa Fe New Mexico. I'm only listing the ones I would recommend. There are lots more that offer locally-grown food.

Joe's Diner, a great localvore's hangout, even sells copies of one of Joel Salatin's books.

Jambo, an Afro-Carribean oasis in a strip mall has local free-range organic jerk chicken to die for--that is if you survive the deadly delicious fried plantains!

Tune-Up Café offers up grass-fed steak and more.

And my fave hang-out with gluten-free treats is the Aztec.

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