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Any Paleo Restaurant Suggestions in Brookline, MA

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Created December 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Any Beantown paleos know where to get a decent paleo meal in Brookline, MA?

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:07 AM

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on December 13, 2011
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I'm finding that to most people "gluten free" means no gluten ingredients, which doesn't mean that there is no gluten in the food. Luckily, a lot of restaurants I've been to recognize that blue cheese may contain gluten, whereas a lot of places are clueless that vinegars may contain gluten.

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on December 13, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Another note: the balsamic made me feel allergic, although they did not list any ingredients I'm allergic to. If you're allergic to nuts or soy like I am, you might skip that one. You should probably skip it anyways, as it has oil that I have since learned is sunflower oil. I had no problems with the blue cheese.

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on December 13, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I have ordered it with gluten-free pizza and they didn't say anything. Plus, all dressings are made in-house and are listed as gluten free on their menu, so I'm pretty sure they are all gluten free. Doesn't hurt to ask, though, I suppose.

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Do you know if their blue cheese is gluten free? I have read that some blue cheeses are, but more often than not they contain a bit of gluten. Not a huge concern for people who aren't sensitive, but could be problematic for the more sensitive among us. It would be awesome if they had gluten-free blue cheese.

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By the way, I checked out Village Smokehouse in Brookline Village and was unimpressed. The food quality just wasn't great.

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on December 13, 2011
at 02:53 PM

At the risk of being presumptive, I'd like to hear about paleo suggestions in the greater Boston area, not just Brookline, given that AHS12 will be at Harvard in August. Help a girl out ;).

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Not exactly Boylston, but in the Boston area:

Four Burgers - they have locations in Boston and Cambridge. They use grass-fed beef, and they also have a salmon burger (albeit with some soy sauce).

Stone Hearth Pizza - makes a pretty great gluten-free pizza, and has some nice salad options. Some of their dressings, like the blue cheese, are even free of seed/soy oils. They have a few locations in the metro area.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on December 13, 2011
at 06:59 PM

I'm finding that to most people "gluten free" means no gluten ingredients, which doesn't mean that there is no gluten in the food. Luckily, a lot of restaurants I've been to recognize that blue cheese may contain gluten, whereas a lot of places are clueless that vinegars may contain gluten.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Do you know if their blue cheese is gluten free? I have read that some blue cheeses are, but more often than not they contain a bit of gluten. Not a huge concern for people who aren't sensitive, but could be problematic for the more sensitive among us. It would be awesome if they had gluten-free blue cheese.

7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

(1299)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Another note: the balsamic made me feel allergic, although they did not list any ingredients I'm allergic to. If you're allergic to nuts or soy like I am, you might skip that one. You should probably skip it anyways, as it has oil that I have since learned is sunflower oil. I had no problems with the blue cheese.

7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

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on December 13, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I have ordered it with gluten-free pizza and they didn't say anything. Plus, all dressings are made in-house and are listed as gluten free on their menu, so I'm pretty sure they are all gluten free. Doesn't hurt to ask, though, I suppose.

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on December 13, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I'm also in Boston. I've been looking but I haven't found anything great yet. I got spoiled in Portland, OR.

Some restaurants you can find something gluten-free and paleo somewhere on the menu:

Eastern Standard (in Kenmore): They are very accommodating of gluten free and any other food requests. They serve offal and have amazing cocktails (if you're into that sort of thing). They also have delicious oysters for a reasonable price.

Elephant Walk: They have a gluten free menu and can be very accommodating for gluten-free and dairy-free. However, I had one waitress have a problem understanding that rice is also not ok for me. I told her I couldn't eat rice (after our celiac conversation). The food came out of the kitchen with rice on it, and rather than getting a new one, she just scraped (most of, but not all) the rice out and gave it to me. I ate around the rice because I was just figuring this stuff out, but I had a reaction to it. I tried to explain to her why she did the wrong thing, so hopefully she understands better now. The food is generally excellent though, so I recommend going, but using the work "allergy" for any food you don't want to eat.

Uno Chicago Grill (in Kenmore): The waitstaff is very well educated on food allergies. They are cross-contamination super stars, even going so far as to have gluten-free food carried out separately. They take these things seriously, and even have a computer in the restaurant where you can check recipes for allergens. However, the menu is slightly limited for paleo eaters, and I doubt they use grass-fed beef or good cooking oils.

Centre Street Cafe (in JP): They use locally sourced produce and animals, and the food is delicious. However, I'm not sure how careful they are about gluten, or how easy it is to get a meal without any grains or legumes. I've eaten here once and had a good experience. It's personalized enough that you could probably ask for anything, including certain types of fats to be used for cooking.

I'll add more as I think of them.

Oh, and for a special treat, check out White Lion Baking Company. They have some delicious grain-free treats with options for nut-free and dairy-free as well. They are located in Brookline.

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:18 AM

You can search on a smart restaurant search by some relate key words. Example: Fish, meat restaurants, or Paleo Restaurants. It allows for easily finding out all restaurants near your place or view details of a restaurant with telephone, location, photos, description and reviews from internet community about that restaurant.

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on August 04, 2012
at 10:20 PM

lewis's in Norwood! great paleo pizza

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on December 21, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Thank you so much everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I'm back and had a blast. I was pleased to see a great new meat shop right in Coolidge Corner called "The Meat House" -- carries usual stuff plus alligator, boar, venison.

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on December 15, 2011
at 01:15 PM

I'm sure they use bad oils but I absolutely love Rami 's in Brookline. Their schwarma is rockin' just get it without the in-house made pita. I wouldn't call it paleo but if you're looking for a budget choice in a similar vein to chipotle its yummy. AND glatt kosher if that matters to you.

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:27 AM

1) Be Good Burgers (Boston area) The beef is grass-fed. The baked sweet potato and regular potato fries are pretty good and have a inkling of canola so almost Paleo! Just get a bunless burger.

2) Atlantic Fish Company And Eastern Standard (Back Bay)- great with food allergies, esp. gluten - just order your seafood and sides of veggies and/or starches

3) White Lion Baking (in Brookline) for Paleo cheats - yummy biscuits, cookies, cakes, etc. - using pure ingredients like pastured eggs, Kerrygold pastured butter, coconut oil, raw dairy, whole eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, etc. They are grain-free and can do nut-free and dairy-free if needed.

4) Naked Pizza (Brighton, Brookline, nationwide and Int'l) and Stone Hearth Pizza (Belmon, Cambridge, Needham, Allston) - good gluten free pizzas. Stone Hearth Pizza uses grass-fed beef too!

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