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Paleo-friendly restaurants in Seattle?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 04, 2010 at 4:12 AM

Hey all,

I'm just wondering if you guys know which places in Seattle are Paleo-friendly. Thanks!

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on March 12, 2014
at 06:12 AM

agreed! i just discovered that my favorite pho place was serving MSG in all of their dishes. It was a bummer but better to find out then to let it go unnoticed. I work in sodo and have gotten in the habit of packing my own lunch. You can also do an unwhich from Jimmy johns, no mayo. I always double the meat and add peppers! so yummy! i know its lunch meat but as we have found out, eating 100% paleo is sometimes impossible.

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on October 04, 2010
at 04:49 PM

A local blogger has some great posts dedicated to Paleo-friendly restaurants in Seattle which I've found useful:

http://whatsinwhatyoueat.org/category/paleo-in-seattle/

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on July 01, 2013
at 09:27 PM

Pretty much anywhere you go, you can get them to replace starches with a salad (sans croutons) or grilled veggies, etc. That's what I do!

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on October 04, 2010
at 04:50 PM

I live in the Tacoma-area but here's some I've visited/heard of that seem to be somewhat paleo. Obviously not the ideal solution (no grass-fed meat that I'm of, probably grilled/fried in corn oil, etc.) but you get the idea.

The Counter (http://www.thecounterburger.com/seattle/): Get beef, lamb, chicken burger in a bowl with veggies

Ipanema Grill (http://www.ipanemabraziliangrill.us/): Never been here (it's a bit pricey) but lots o' meat

I would assume many of the sushi restaurants in Seattle would be pretty Paleo if you stick to sashimi and veggies (no rice, sake)

You can always pick up some food from Whole Foods/PCC Natural Markets (a few locations in Seattle) if worse comes to worst.

Results from Yelp for "Paleo":

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=paleo&ns=1&find_loc=seattle+wa

There's also Thrive near Roosevelt Whole Foods, and while they're gluten-free, they're also vegetarian which means no meat. http://generationthrive.com/

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on March 12, 2014
at 04:40 AM

Chaco Canyon is a vegan restaurant that uses all organic products! They make their own hemp milk which is amazing. I've only been to the one on University Ave and it's one of my all time favorite restaurants/cafes in Seattle. Their mango mint dream smoothie is the hands down the best smoothie I've had in my life. I currently live in New York City but am from Seattle and I wish they would open a Chaco Canyon in New York.

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on July 09, 2013
at 09:34 PM

Any Mongolian grill should work. Just avoid the noodles, the soy sauce and any of the oils/sauces that look suspiciously like they may have soy or sugar. Plenty of options though with toasted sesame oil, lime/fruit juice, garlic, ginger.

I just typically take my own bottle of coconut aminos with me :-)

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on July 02, 2013
at 03:53 AM

The grass fed steak at Ipanema is amazing.

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:30 AM

Get the Porterhouse at Jaks...order veggies instead of the starch. Serious yum.

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on January 30, 2011
at 10:00 PM

Unless you're eating at an pricey restaurant that makes food from scratch and are against additives it is nearly impossible to eat true paleo. Seasonings, sauces and many other things usually contain MSG in its many hidden forms.

"Hydrolyzed Beef Protein", "Yeast Extract", "Natural Flavors" are just a few common ingredients that contain lots of "Free Glutamic Acid" which is the same thing as MSG. You won't be able to avoid these neurotoxins unless you get your meat completely plain and even then there's risk of cross contamination from seasonings, gluten from bread crumbs ect.

Fast food restaurants are not the only one in the MSG business!

Just my 2 cents, I personally don't dine out but I would if I could confirm that even "homemade" sauces didn't contain MSG in some form. Many Restaurants use it and don't even intend too....

A85ba04af836ba06413bf2ff29d9d91a

on March 12, 2014
at 06:12 AM

agreed! i just discovered that my favorite pho place was serving MSG in all of their dishes. It was a bummer but better to find out then to let it go unnoticed. I work in sodo and have gotten in the habit of packing my own lunch. You can also do an unwhich from Jimmy johns, no mayo. I always double the meat and add peppers! so yummy! i know its lunch meat but as we have found out, eating 100% paleo is sometimes impossible.

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on December 31, 2010
at 07:09 AM

I live in Seattle (Queen Anne) and there are some great options:

Emmer and Rye in Queen Anne (their menu is online) -- any time potatoes are on the menu, I just ask for extra green veggies and they have no issue with it. Also, you can either email the chef directly or just ask the wait staff about the ingredients and if sugar is in the dish. I go here a lot and love it.

1-2-3 Thai in North Queen Anne -- just order extra salad (without dressing) instead of the rice, and many of their dishes are Paleo-friendly (the basil chicken is outstanding). It's cheap and super-quick.

Rhodies Smokin' BBQ in Belltown (across from Space Needle) -- it's the best BBQ in Seattle and it's in a small take-out place by a gas station! The portions are huge, the prices are low, and their food doesn't come covered in sauce (just tell him -- no sauce). They offer a low-carb cole slaw as a side (just get double cole slaw and not the beans).

Sinbad Express in Fremont -- it's very cheap, and very fast. I've only eaten their once and I had a lamb gyro salad. It was tasty.

Madhu Cuisine of India in Belltown -- they have a good and (mostly) Paleo-friendly lunch buffet, plus they have a good size tandoori platter. Cheap, too.

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on October 04, 2010
at 11:25 PM

I seriously enjoyed Lola and Palace Kitchen.

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on October 04, 2010
at 10:41 PM

I have the same question for lunch spots in downtown seattle. Here are my experiences so far...

Ipanema is great for lunch, and much more reasonable than the dinner price if you have time to sit down. As always, Chipotle is a good option for lunch. the Market Fresh Salad bar is ok. I also like the curry salad at cafe Zum Zum.

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on October 04, 2010
at 07:40 PM

Ipanema Brazilian Grill (206) 462-3317 1225 1st Ave (Seneca Street) Seattle, WA 98101

It's $40 prix-fixe. Yes, it's expensive. To really get your full value avoid the grazing bar full of filler food and go straight for the meat. The lamb, especially, try to get there before the rush so you get all the crusty crispy om nom nom fat on the outsides of all the cuts. If you've ever been to a Fogo de Chão it's pretty much the same deal, except it's cheaper.

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