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ALL THE BEST PALEO-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN SEATTLE

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RYAN DEER

JUL 14, 2020

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Given Seattle’s recent boom of new and exciting places to dine, being a foodie is becoming a way of life in the Emerald City. But finding restaurants who can serve strict Paleo can be a tricky beast to track down. Fortunately, the paleo lifestyle is more than doable thanks to Seattle’s focus on healthy, delicious, and sustainable eating.

Whether you want something sweet, to kick back and relax with friends, or grab a quick lunch, these Seattle restaurants have everything you need and more to please your taste buds and support your healthy lifestyle.

Balancing work, social life, exercise, and proper dieting is no easy task. Fortunately for Seattleites, Eat Local exists. Eat Local is your source to stock up on tasty, sustainable, and healthy frozen meals. While the menu does not entirely adhere by the paleo diet, notable paleo options include the "Buffalo Cowboy Stew", ":Chimichurri Chicken", and "Tomato Pesto Salmon". But if you can’t make it into the store, no worries — they offer free shipping for all orders over $75!

As their name suggests, Homegrown prides itself on providing food made with the freshest, purest ingredients. Their menu features mostly sandwiches and bowls, so some compromise may be needed to abide by the restrictions of the paleo diet. Though, bowling always seems to be a solid choice; the "Sonoran Steak" and the "Chermoula Roasted Veggie" bowls are both hearty lunch options. Meanwhile, for breakfast, the braised greens and avocado bowl defines “power breakfast”. Fitt Tip: there are 11 locations sprinkled about Seattle, but a visit to the Fremont location is the perfect way to reward yourself after an outdoor workout at nearby Green Lake Park.

Tigerly Ox, at the intersection of Madison Park, the Central District, and Capitol Hill, caters to Seattle’s love of Vietnamese food. Whether you just finished playing ball at Cal Anderson Park, playing pickup hoops at the nearby YMCA, or taking a scenic jog at the Arboretum, Tigerly Ox is smart choice to nourish weary muscles. The Xa Lach—Vietnamese salad with pork, chicken, or beef—is an ideal paleo-friendly lunch to fuel your day. In a city that is loaded with international cuisine, Tigerly Ox is a prime location for quick, affordable, and healthy lunch.

Just a short walk from Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill’s go-to 15th Ave., Nuflours Bakery is the ideal spot for health-conscious Seattleites to treat their sweet tooth. A slice of their paleo shortbread, or cranberry scone is the perfect bite to accompany a morning cup of coffee. For special occasions, you can custom order cakes, cookies, or other desserts that will make even your non-paleo friends believers.

Metropolitan Market has been Seattle’s premier location for fine foods since 1971. The location in Queen Anne has a huge parking lot and plenty of tables inside, making it a worthy place to sit and enjoy lunch. The deli section offers seasonal vegetables, a hot and cold buffet, and prepared meals, many of which align with the paleo lifestyle. However, the highlight for paleo dieters is the carving station, which features leg of lamb, prime rib, roasted turkey, and beef brisket. Whether you are stopping over for lunch, stocking up on groceries, or both, Metropolitan Market is a wonderland for all your paleo needs.

Capitol Cider is a gem in the Emerald City. Settled in the heart of the vibrant Pike-Pine corridor, they are known for being one of the best gluten-free restaurants in the city. In addition, their menu has plenty of hearty paleo dishes. Roasted squash, grilled vegetables, and lamb ribs highlight their small plates and happy hour menu. And if you go for dinner, you must try the skirt steak or braised pork shoulder. Casual, fairly priced, and welcoming to all types of diets, Capitol Cider is a fantastic choice to begin your night on the town.

Mexican food is traditionally off limits for paleo eaters, but Asadero is an opportunity to enjoy the authentic flavors from south of the border. Specializing in traditional Mexican barbecued meats, Asadero serves 100% USDA Prime, American Wagyu, and Japanese Wagyu beef, all cooked over a mesquite fire. Simply substitute the beans and tortillas for vegetables, and your carne asada or peinecillo steak becomes a quintessential paleo meal. The next time you get a craving for amazing Mexican food, just cross the Ballard bridge over to Asadero.

When that caveman-like craving for meat strikes, the Grill From Ipanema has got you covered. This Rodizio-style steakhouse is a unique experience that offers all-you-can-eat meat, delivered and sliced directly to your plate. (No, you’re not dreaming!) Bring a heavy appetite and eat as many tender cuts of beef, lamb, Brazilian sausage, chicken, and pork that you can handle. And don’t forget to visit the “Mesa de Frios” (meaning cold table) to compliment your protein with fresh vegetables, salads, and other exotic Brazilian dishes.

On your way back to the city from Seward Park, which offers one of Seattle’s best inner-city hikes along Lake Washington, you must stop by San Fernando Roasted Peruvian Chicken. Yeah, rotisserie chicken is always a winner, but nobody does it better than San Fernando. Whether you order a whole, half, or quarter bird, you’ll only have bare bones when you are finished — there is no shame in eating with your hands here! And on weekends, musicians provide traditional Peruvian entertainment for your traditional Peruvian eats.

Eve Fremont’s upscale dining is bursting with vibrant, paleo-friendly eats. This chic Fremont eatery is dedicated to serving clean and healthy whole foods. Enjoy one of their nourishing bone broths or make a signature bowl paleo with a few simple substitutions. Sure, the menu might be on the smaller side, but each dish is mighty in flavors.

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