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Most paleo-friendly cities or states in the US?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 01, 2011 at 1:30 AM

The US is a huge country, and contains great diversity in terms of climate, landscape, and people. I wonder which cities or states you think are the most paleo-friendly. Those places where good meat and fish are not hard to find and not too expensive and also where there is a lot of local vegetables supplies; also where enjoying nature is not too complicated (you do not need to drive three hours to get into a forest or mountain). Moreover if hunting or fishing is possible, that would be a great plus. Which cities or state-areas are your favourites?

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on June 29, 2014
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New York City is miserably un-friendly to paleo folks. I've been searching for years and there is only one true paleo restaurant, Hu restaurant at 78 5th ave. The *only* place you can get a true grain-free dairy-free experience, including desserts, pastries and breaded chicken tenders (with coconut flour of course). The rest of the time I make due with various organic chains like the Dig Inn, Pret a Manger and chipotle, or going to vegan restaurants, but in general trying to eat out paleo is a nightmare.

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on April 06, 2011
at 07:00 PM

The lower mainland and fraser valley of Brithish Columbia Canada where i live also applies to this region.

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on April 06, 2011
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And if you're just looking for states: 1. Colorado, United States 2. Oregon, United States 3. Washington, United States 4. Nevada, United States 5. Hawaii, United States 6. Arizona, United States 7. Texas, United States 8. Alabama, United States 9. District of Columbia, United States 10. Connecticut, United States

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on April 02, 2011
at 03:58 AM

Whole Foods bought Wild Oats a few years ago so you're close enough =)

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Wild oats was bought out by whole foods.

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on April 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

Totally agree. The grass-raised, pastured movement is strong here.

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on April 01, 2011
at 12:34 PM

Oops, my bad. I meant Wild Oats.

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Whole Foods both originated and is still headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Whole Foods is both originated and is still headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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on April 01, 2011
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I have never been to Washington state, but I heard great things about it!

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on April 01, 2011
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Washington. I think where I live, is a great state for all that you mentioned. (and Oregon). We have mountains, forest, and a big demand for Local and organically produced foods. Love it!

We have plenty-o-fish too with the surrounding Puget Sound waters & rivers.

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on April 01, 2011
at 01:48 AM

I have never been to Washington state, but I heard great things about it!

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on April 06, 2011
at 07:00 PM

The lower mainland and fraser valley of Brithish Columbia Canada where i live also applies to this region.

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on April 01, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Colorado. Specifically, I live near Boulder, which was recently named the healthiest city in America. Plenty of trails and fishing (though we are land-locked) and of course, there is the mountains. We have many options for Organic foods (Wild Oats is headquartered here) and much of the state is covered by farms, so lots of access to farmers markets as well. Lastly, Boulder is a very open-minded place. Some say it's a little stuck in the 60's, and it's actually still legal to swim topless in the Creek that runs through the heart of downtown.

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Whole Foods both originated and is still headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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on April 01, 2011
at 12:34 PM

Oops, my bad. I meant Wild Oats.

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Whole Foods is both originated and is still headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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on April 02, 2011
at 03:58 AM

Whole Foods bought Wild Oats a few years ago so you're close enough =)

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Wild oats was bought out by whole foods.

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on April 06, 2011
at 06:55 PM

According to google trends, the top 10 places that search for "paleo diet" the most:

  1. Austin, TX, USA
  2. Denver, CO, USA
  3. Seattle, WA, USA
  4. Herndon, VA, USA
  5. San Diego, CA, USA
  6. San Francisco, CA, USA
  7. Phoenix, AZ, USA
  8. Ashburn, VA, USA
  9. Houston, TX, USA
  10. Washington, DC, USA

Interesting that NYC isn't on that list, though they have an amazing meet-up group, and several great champions there, like Melissa.

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on April 06, 2011
at 06:56 PM

And if you're just looking for states: 1. Colorado, United States 2. Oregon, United States 3. Washington, United States 4. Nevada, United States 5. Hawaii, United States 6. Arizona, United States 7. Texas, United States 8. Alabama, United States 9. District of Columbia, United States 10. Connecticut, United States

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on June 29, 2014
at 02:52 PM

New York City is miserably un-friendly to paleo folks. I've been searching for years and there is only one true paleo restaurant, Hu restaurant at 78 5th ave. The *only* place you can get a true grain-free dairy-free experience, including desserts, pastries and breaded chicken tenders (with coconut flour of course). The rest of the time I make due with various organic chains like the Dig Inn, Pret a Manger and chipotle, or going to vegan restaurants, but in general trying to eat out paleo is a nightmare.

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on April 01, 2011
at 12:39 PM

Roanoke Virginia or any small town in the Shenandoah Valley. The sustainable foods movement is really rocking and rolling in that area making local foods easily available. The climate is temperate also which is a plus. Within an hour and a half is terrific hunting and fishing in Bath and Highland Counties, population 4,500 and 2,500 respectively. Negative-property prices are outlandish in the area because it is such a wonderful place to live!!

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on April 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

Totally agree. The grass-raised, pastured movement is strong here.

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on April 01, 2011
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I tend to enjoy most of Utah outside of Salt Lake City. Forests, deserts, red rock... plenty of fishing/hunting. As long as you are not a member of the predominant "faith" its even better cuz then you can be left alone.

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