Inside a Real, Live Paleo Restaurant
By: Lee Breslouer
All photos by Lee Breslouer
Despite a boom in the number of people on the Paleo Diet, there hasn’t been a rise in the number of restaurants that cater to their red meat-loving, grain-free lifestyle. There is no Paleodonald’s. No Paleo King. No Wend… eo’s? But now there’s Blooming Beets, an unassuming restaurant in the fittest town in America: Boulder, Colorado. And the food there is strictly Paleo. And completely delicious.
Many of the servers, the chef, and the owners of the restaurant are Paleo. But they’re not going out of their way to shove their dietary choices down your throat. A tiny board on the wall does the talking for them.
No sugar? No gluten? No dairy? What’s left to eat?
But burgers aren’t Paleo! This one is. They make their own grain-free bun from almond and coconut flour, and sandwich a grass-fed beef burger inside of it. Baked sweet potato fries patiently wait to be eaten nearby.