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Any moderately paleo/carnivore friendly restaurants in Asheville, NC?

Asked on October 08, 2014
Created May 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Question is as posted... I'm flying up to Asheville this weekend and would like to be able to enjoy a good meal. I grew up there, but it's been 12-13 years since I've been back.

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on March 10, 2012
at 11:54 PM

ribs were far from the best i've ever had. i've made better at home, and had much better in Chicago at Smoque.

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on March 08, 2012
at 11:36 PM

12 Bones isn't for the BBQ, it's the ribs that are the stars.

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on March 04, 2012
at 08:31 PM

+1 for Curate. Awesome food & flavor.

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on May 25, 2011
at 11:21 PM

Well, I'm a much higher fat eater than most folks. No reason not to have the steak really other than the grass fed beef or bison favored by so many paleo eaters is unlikely to be found in a resturaunt. Me...no problem with the steak or the fat... but for some, resturaunt food may have more grain fed fat than they'd prefer. No problem with the fat content??? Go for the steak every time...I do. :)

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on May 25, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Just curious, why chicken over steak?

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on May 25, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Checked their menu on Urbanspoon - it looks very workable... don't know if this southern boy turned paleo can resist their grits tho...

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:42 PM

I usually deal similarly... however since there is a Crossfit box in Asheville and it's a pretty progressive area, I was hoping to find a good foodie joint that might actually have a decent paleo offering.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:40 PM

I'll check out Tupelo Honey once I'm there, as well as HomeGrown. I'm only there for about 30 hours... so much food so little time.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:37 PM

It can be intimidating to find someplace safe to eat unless you've been doing just that for a long enough time and know enough about foods and recipes in order to avoid pitfalls. Unfortunately, that doesn't apply to everyone.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:20 PM

http://www.theadmiralnc.com/

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:49 PM

Trying to find a good place to eat is a difficult question.

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:44 PM

is this really an answer to a question on paleo hacks? really?

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:33 PM

I ate at Tupelo Honey Cafe, and they were kind enough to emphasize Gluten Free on their menu. The food was outstanding. I was only passing through, but it seems like Asheville is an easy place to eat healthy. link text

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:40 PM

I'll check out Tupelo Honey once I'm there, as well as HomeGrown. I'm only there for about 30 hours... so much food so little time.

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on October 16, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Curate - Spanish Tapas Everything on the menu is labelled GF, LF, V. AWESOME food.

Anyplace that says Hickory Nut Gap means the beef and pork is pastured.

The Chop Shop is a new and awesome butchery (wild game in the freezerto the left of the door), right next door to a great Fishmonger called BlueWater.

Farmers markets nearly every day.

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on March 04, 2012
at 08:31 PM

+1 for Curate. Awesome food & flavor.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:36 PM

I can nearly always find something paleo friendly on a menu.

Steak, chicken, or fish - easy. Just watch out for breading or sauces. Lots of sauces are thickened with flour and it's not always obvious.

Hamburger? No bun, please. Substitute those vegetable-oil-fried fries with some grilled/steamed veggies. Throw some real butter on there while you're at it ;)

I'm especially interested in additional answers to this question - I'll be in Asheville in late June :)

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:42 PM

I usually deal similarly... however since there is a Crossfit box in Asheville and it's a pretty progressive area, I was hoping to find a good foodie joint that might actually have a decent paleo offering.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:18 PM

I was there a few years ago and we really enjoyed The Admiral. My husband decided we should have the pork belly appetizer we had again, as dessert.

Also went to Tupelo Honey and that was good and to 13 Bones BBQ or 30 Bones BBQ (someone had written it up as the best bbq in the country) and it was good but i've had much better, IMO.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:20 PM

http://www.theadmiralnc.com/

3cc6c371d2482e98d1f4e69329399493

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on March 08, 2012
at 11:36 PM

12 Bones isn't for the BBQ, it's the ribs that are the stars.

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(5136)

on March 10, 2012
at 11:54 PM

ribs were far from the best i've ever had. i've made better at home, and had much better in Chicago at Smoque.

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on May 25, 2011
at 01:03 PM

i havent been to asheville in a hundred years so i dont know of any specific places, but in general i think its not too hard to find paleo food in the wilds of restaurant land. it might have vegetable oil or something, but in general i find its pretty easy to substitute or leave things out. steakhouses are good bets. and you can almost always get a salad with meat on it (dressing on the side). just ask them to hold off on any sauces or seasonings to avoid gluten, or get a bunless hamburger with a side salad instead of fries.

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:48 PM

HomeGrown- great paleo friendly restaurant.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 25, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Checked their menu on Urbanspoon - it looks very workable... don't know if this southern boy turned paleo can resist their grits tho...

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on May 25, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Asheville is putting a lot of effort into being a gluten friendly destination

http://www.celiaccentral.org/News/NFCA-Blogs/Did-You-Hear/Did-You-Hear-Gluten-Free-in-the-Mainstream/389/vobid--5397/

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:46 PM

Nothing nonsense about asking about places to eat that are suitable for this way of life.

Sure there are. Go to any of the Steakhouses. I'm a primal eater, not exactly paleo...but similar enough. Just get the chicken breast instead of the steak and you will be g2g. Use the salad bar and the veggies. :)

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on May 25, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Just curious, why chicken over steak?

095ef76482234d3db444b77d7ed01c29

(2755)

on May 25, 2011
at 11:21 PM

Well, I'm a much higher fat eater than most folks. No reason not to have the steak really other than the grass fed beef or bison favored by so many paleo eaters is unlikely to be found in a resturaunt. Me...no problem with the steak or the fat... but for some, resturaunt food may have more grain fed fat than they'd prefer. No problem with the fat content??? Go for the steak every time...I do. :)

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on May 25, 2011
at 12:42 PM

this is a useful Paleo? question. really?

great. now that paleo hacks has turned into nonsense, next....

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 25, 2011
at 12:44 PM

is this really an answer to a question on paleo hacks? really?

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on May 25, 2011
at 12:49 PM

Trying to find a good place to eat is a difficult question.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on May 25, 2011
at 01:37 PM

It can be intimidating to find someplace safe to eat unless you've been doing just that for a long enough time and know enough about foods and recipes in order to avoid pitfalls. Unfortunately, that doesn't apply to everyone.

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