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Sep 5, 2013 07:58 PM

Any suggestions for Paleo friendly restaurants in SF / Napa / Sonoma? Sunday and

We are in town this weekend and would like some suggestions for Paleo friendly cuisine. That means no potato, pasta, rice or related items

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  1. Wow, you're covering a lot of ground for just a weekend :) I can't imagine any restaurant in the area that couldn't accommodate you. Go for it and have fun.

    1. Bluestem Brasserie on Market St. has grass-fed beef steaks and paleo-friendly sides.

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      1. re: Josh

        I wish I liked Bluestem, but I find them pretentious and terribly expensive for what you get...

        A better choice for pure protein would be Press - more expensive, yes, but much better quality and sides like Grilled Octopus Confit, Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans, Swiss Chard, Micro Celery which is very Paleo and exceptional.

        Also, Zuzu in downtown Napa is small plates which works well with the Paleo diet and is a great restaurant.

      2. Another few places that come to mind:

        Roam Artisan Burgers is good for lunch. Grass-fed beef burgers that can be served wrapped in lettuce. They use nice butter lettuce for these. They also make a good fresh vegetable salad that they'll serve with a skewer of three mini burgers.

        If you're open to corn (Mark's Daily Apple?) there's another good spot in the Mission called Pica Pica Maize Kitchen that uses grass-fed beef and corn-based bread (I think they are Venezuelan arepas).

        Also, for dinner, Alembic in the Haight has plates that can be made paleo-friendly if you tell them what to exclude. If you just want a cocktail and a snack they have great pickled quail eggs and jerked duck heart skewers.

        Halu in the Inner Richmond is a Beatles-themed yakitori place and they have a lot of paleo-friendly skewers - chicken heart, chicken gizzard, beef tongue (though not grass-fed), plus many vegetable ones.

        Sidewinder in Dogpatch has a good salad made with grass-fed steak, but I had that at lunch and I'm not sure what the dinner menu is like.