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Paleo/Primal in Brooklyn

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Created April 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM

I am going to be visiting my sis in NY soon and she lives in Brooklyn. Would like to know if anyone has any advice on the following:

-Where to shop for food -Where to eat out -Good places to do some exercise

Any great recommendations in Manhattan are also welcome.

Oh, and anywhere to get some really tasty paleo/primal chocolate :-)

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on June 04, 2010
at 03:50 PM

Mmmm have to try Romans!

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on April 24, 2010
at 03:33 PM

I second Fette Sau. Arguably the best bbq in NYC.

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on April 24, 2010
at 09:21 AM

That map is brilliant! Coincidentally I was putting my own map together for when I visit. Now I'll just use yours!

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on April 22, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Having worked in a few BBQ joints in NYC (if I can call three "a few"), I second this emotion. I'm interested to go back to my old haunts (not Dinosaur, since we have that up here) and see if the 'cue is better or worse than I remember.

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on April 22, 2010
at 02:55 PM

Gracias on the map!

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on April 22, 2010
at 11:36 AM

I second this; I'll be in NYC this Monday and would love recommendations. The only places that I recall from having lived there a few years ago are the PUMP Energy Foods joints in Manhattan, or Zen Palate near Union Square (in Manhattan).

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on April 22, 2010
at 11:33 AM

Forgot to mention, if anyone knows of good farmers' markets or raw milk sources please let me know.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 22, 2010
at 02:15 PM

Check out my super secret beta NYC paleo map

Your in luck, because NYC has several native raw chocolate brands: Gnosis chocolate, which I usually buy at the Whole Fodos at Houston St. I like the mint flavor and it has a nice texture.

Fine & Raw, which is sold at several Brooklyn locations- this chocolate is more bitter and dark.

One Lucky Duck has a lot of extremely delicious grain-free desserts made out of nuts. Not very healthy, but if I want to indulge occasionally, I go here.

Where to get raw milk near NYC article.

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on April 22, 2010
at 02:55 PM

Gracias on the map!

11db3c833e062fa16d0c45db2e9496c6

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on April 24, 2010
at 09:21 AM

That map is brilliant! Coincidentally I was putting my own map together for when I visit. Now I'll just use yours!

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on April 22, 2010
at 02:43 PM

For workout places, just find a park with a playground and do pull-ups, push-ups, squats, sit-ups, burpees, etc, lots of options. You could also drop by a Crossfit box if you CF.

Food is pretty easy in NYC, there a lot of restaurants and you can just sub out the pasta/starches for vegetables. An overlooked type of restaurant is BBQ. I love BBQ and its a perfectly paleo food, just make sure to not use sauce. If the meat is true BBQ it shouldn't need it, the sauce actually makes it worse-tasting.

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on April 22, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Having worked in a few BBQ joints in NYC (if I can call three "a few"), I second this emotion. I'm interested to go back to my old haunts (not Dinosaur, since we have that up here) and see if the 'cue is better or worse than I remember.

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on June 04, 2010
at 04:02 PM

Melissa McEwen's blog http://huntgatherlove.com/ has some New-York-City-specific tips, mostly on market locations. Check her out.

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on June 04, 2010
at 03:28 PM

Where does she live in Brooklyn? Grand Army Plaza near Park Slope has a farmers market every Saturday. There is a farmers market in Brooklyn Heights, but I don't know what days. There is always the farmers market in Union Square (in Manhattan). Is your sister a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op? Perlandra in Brooklyn Heights has organic and natural foods, but be prepared to pay a ton of money. Union Market also has good stuff-also very expensive. There are several chains. Trader Joes is on Atlantic and Court Street. They have some organic meats and tons of non-organic meats. Fairway in Red Hook is supposed to carry organic meats but I didn't see any on my last trip there. They are also an enormous grocery store, but avoid going on weekends. Places to eat that are decent: Romans in Fort Greene. Prime Meats (mentioned in another post) in Carroll Gardens and its brother Frankies has a steak drizzled with olive oil. The rest sadly, is mainly pasta. Flatbush Farm has sustainable meat and a garden outside. Have a great time and good luck!

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on June 04, 2010
at 03:50 PM

Mmmm have to try Romans!

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on April 24, 2010
at 01:20 PM

Re BBQ: Fette Sau in Williamsburg...another spot thats super paleo: Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens

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on April 24, 2010
at 03:33 PM

I second Fette Sau. Arguably the best bbq in NYC.

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