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Where do you go to eat and what do you order?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

As anyone who follows Paleo/Primal/PHD knows, eating out is tough. You can always count it as your cheat meal but cheat meals can affect how you feel and I want to feel as good as possible.

So, where do you eat and what do you order that does not make you regret it afterwards (or only a little)?

For me, even the old burger without a bun affects me. It may be the quality or cross contamination but I've found I'm better off avoiding this option.

The best options I've found:

Chipoltle: Carnita Bowl (No soy) then add in ingredients depending on how I feel (everything except the lettuce, guacamole, and tomato mix has soy).

Pho: These I've discovered recently and they have been a lifesaver. There is usually some Pho place around and if you can handle rice they are a GREAT option. For those who do not know, Pho is Vietnamese soup made from real bone broth with your choice of meat, various veggies and rice noodles.

Where do you go?

9265668ccda89e3007dcef4409aa3381

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, turkey... it's likely to be CAFO meat, but it's meat.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on April 17, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Generally though I'll get a plate of meat, veggies and rice, which is what I had today for lunch.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 17, 2012
at 12:24 AM

I'm convinced that the good vibes from good food and good company can completely counteract any bits of gluten and oxidized oils.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 16, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Yeah, I am already planning a bison burger for my welcome-home restaurant meal. Stomach cramps, it is worth it OKAY!

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

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on April 16, 2012
at 08:51 PM

You can get meat and veg pretty much anywhere. I don't ever eat fast food, but pretty much any steakhouse will have meat and veg. I find it really easy. Sure, it's not grass-fed usually, but it beats the hell out of a plate of pasta or bready pizza! Dining out is SO much more easy for me on Paleo than being a vegetarian ever was! If I have 5 choices on the menu, I'm in heaven!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 16, 2012
at 06:27 PM

I make my own ramen and Pho stock in the colder months - also live in NY, so Pho abounds. When its the rare time out I like to go to places that have things that I don't usually make so it's even more of a treat :)

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:25 PM

ahh, here are the nutritional facts: http://processpeak.com/msi/elevationburger/ebnutrition.pdf

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:17 PM

The beef is ground on-site in each restaurant. There is nothing added. They have recently done nutritional analysis on their food and nutrition facts should be available in all restaurants, though not yet officially anywhere online that I can find.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Good pick. Anything else that can be ordered at barbeque places?

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:46 PM

Answered on linked thread as well but I am concerned about Elevation Burger. I would add them to the list but I can not find ANY ingredient information about their menu choices. This is a red flag to me. The burger can be grass fed and organic and then fail the Paleo test when they add scary additives.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:39 PM

If you eat rice I highly recommend trying a Pho place near you. Their portions are huge!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 16, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I eat too much to be able to go out so it rarely happens. If I do it's usually sashimi or some place that has offal or good meat and veg on the menu. Bonus is oysters are available.

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:20 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/64466/100-grass-fed-burger-joint/108281#108281

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:08 PM

except they cook those grass-fed meats in Soy oil. They get points for trying though...

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9265668ccda89e3007dcef4409aa3381

on April 16, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Barbecue. You can get a plate of brisket, sauce on the side, skip the fries (which are likely fried in veg. oil) and the slice of bread, and use your own discretion on the pickle. (this is BBQ served Kansas City style, btw - YMMV).

9265668ccda89e3007dcef4409aa3381

(103)

on April 17, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, turkey... it's likely to be CAFO meat, but it's meat.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 16, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Good pick. Anything else that can be ordered at barbeque places?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Being mostly normal (except following paleo), I can handle just about anything thrown at me. So eating out is pretty easy. I tend to not order things like pasta or sandwiches, because I simply no longer enjoy them, not because they cause negative effects. Exceptions are made: I will eat a good hamburger with a bun. I will eat french fries fried in who-knows-what hydrogenated-crap. Mmmmm... 5 Guys burgers... Why? Because one meal out of 1000s in a year and 10000s in your lifetime has really little effect.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on April 17, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Generally though I'll get a plate of meat, veggies and rice, which is what I had today for lunch.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 16, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Yeah, I am already planning a bison burger for my welcome-home restaurant meal. Stomach cramps, it is worth it OKAY!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on April 17, 2012
at 12:24 AM

I'm convinced that the good vibes from good food and good company can completely counteract any bits of gluten and oxidized oils.

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9e9d115ffba01f15e0691fc53a7e7383

on September 27, 2012
at 03:23 AM

You can search on a smart restaurant search by some relate key words. Example: Fish, meat restaurants, or best London restaurant,... 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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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Elevation Burger - if you have one in your area. 100% organic 100% grass-fed beef and you can get it as a lettuce wrap instead of on a bun. If you do dairy, the cheese is 6-month age unprocessed cheddar. If you do potatoes, their fries are cooked in olive oil.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:20 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/64466/100-grass-fed-burger-joint/108281#108281

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 05:17 PM

The beef is ground on-site in each restaurant. There is nothing added. They have recently done nutritional analysis on their food and nutrition facts should be available in all restaurants, though not yet officially anywhere online that I can find.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 16, 2012
at 04:46 PM

Answered on linked thread as well but I am concerned about Elevation Burger. I would add them to the list but I can not find ANY ingredient information about their menu choices. This is a red flag to me. The burger can be grass fed and organic and then fail the Paleo test when they add scary additives.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 05:25 PM

ahh, here are the nutritional facts: http://processpeak.com/msi/elevationburger/ebnutrition.pdf

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 16, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Jimmy John's "Unwich" is what I get lately - although with the options I choose it ends up being about $11 bucks!

I've done Chiptole in the past, although the last two times I ate there I ended up with a sour gut, so I've shelved them for now.

I tend to steer co-workers toward BBQ joints if we go out to lunch.

Burgers w/out bun are a standby most places. Most of the nicer places even have avocado/guac and bacon you can dress your burger with.

I also LOVE pho, and get it without noodles... a bowl of broth, meat, and offal (tendon and tripe), it's very good and since I normally go without eating for lunch, it's a nice nutrition boost without weighing me down or making me sluggish in the late afternoon.

And I also like Indian and Thai curry, I'll request steamed veggies instead of rice when available, or just sup it with a spoon without.

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Chipotle. They have grass fed meat and just skip the rice and it's a perfect paleo meal.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 16, 2012
at 04:08 PM

except they cook those grass-fed meats in Soy oil. They get points for trying though...

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on April 16, 2012
at 03:23 PM

chipotle. salad with barbacoa, no dressing, cheese, rice, or sour cream. just add lime juice and cilanto. delish

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:47 PM

When I eat out, I'm willing to have a little bit of non-paleo mixed in, as long as it's primarily on the plan.

I often get a salad w meat on it. I like vietnamese food--grilled meat, wrapped in lettuce with pickled veggies and cilantro. I eat sushi (rice seems ok with me, though I know the soy sauce is probably not great). Lots of grilled meat/fish w veggies, too.

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:40 PM

I've been eating a lot at Panera bread on the nights I can't get home after work. Their Chopped Chicken Cobb is the only option. I don't have allergies, I'm doing this to eat healthier, so I am not sure if there are hidden ingredients or not. I have also gone to Plan B (fancy burger joint claiming grass fed beef) and I get the burger in the grass with bacon and guac.

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I'm not sensitive to much and have found that eating out isn't very difficult. I'm a big fan of burgers without the bun, the Jimmy John's Unwich (though if you are gluten sensitive, I would think just walking in there would kill you), Korean BBQ is fantastic, just avoid the rice but there's a lot of soy used, and lately I've been frequenting Puerto Rican and South American restaurants which are very Paleo friendly if you're not trying to be VLC or LC.

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