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The Ultimate Guide to Paleo Dining in Denver

A look at more options than just salad for paleo eaters in Denver.

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Though more and more Denver eaters have embraced the paleo way of life, there aren't many restaurants who specify which dishes meet the caveman requirements. There are plenty of salads in this city, but you can't eat one for every meal. This map gathered the meatier options for paleo foodies while dining out.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. ModMarket

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900 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-0190
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Modmarket has plenty of paleo options, including most of their salads. Get the chicken, steak or tofu plate for a protein punch.

2. Mmm...Coffee Paleo Bistro

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910 Santa Fe Dr. #6, Denver, CO 80204
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 881-1750
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The one place in Denver where you can walk in and know every single thing you eat is paleo-approved. Get one of ...everything.

3. Butcher's Bistro

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2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
If you go with the dry aged rye, skip the scallion relish as it's cooked with canola oil. But the game hen and all its sides get the paleo thumbs up.

4. Linger

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2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
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You have to work a little more to make dishes paleo at Linger, but they make it easy. You can order the snap and sugar peas without the glaze and the thai snapper without the rice for a delicious paleo meal.

5. True Food Kitchen

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2800 E 2nd Ave Ste 101
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 509-7661
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Start with the shiitake and tofu lettuce cups and then move on to the spaghetti squash casserole. Be sure to ask for it without the cheese if you're looking for a strict paleo meal.

6. Machete Tequila + Tacos

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2817 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-1567
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Though you'll have to check with your server about sauces and marinades, you can get any taco in a jicama shell instead of a corn or flour one. You can also try the tinga without the cheese.

7. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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Old Major focuses heavily on pork. It would be wrong not to try their butcher's pride, a 3.5 pound pork chop. There are only 32 served a week so get in early to have one.

8. WaterCourse Foods

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837 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-7313
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Though it's vegan and a seemingly unlikely place for paleo food, their macro plate gets the paleo green light. Just ask for it without the quinoa.

9. bubu

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1423 Larimer St
Denver, CO
(303) 996-2685
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Get the paleo (caveman) bowl and add a base, protein, and dressing.

10. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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Work & Class offers a wider selection of paleo options than most: the rosemary rotisserie chicken, the roasted goat, and the coriander Colorado lamb are all grain-, sugar-, and dairy-free.

11. Hooked on Colfax

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3213 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 398-2665
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The pastry case at Hooked on Colfax always has some paleo treats if you're looking for a post-dinner dessert. The menu rotates, but the baker is always sure to offer a paleo-friendly option.

12. Cuba Cuba

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1173 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 605-2822
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One of the few restaurants in the city that offers plantains, their menu is a paleo eater's dream. With tweaks, you can order most things on the menu and sub the potato sides for plantains. Just check on marinades and sauces and ask for no beans.

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1. ModMarket

900 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Modmarket has plenty of paleo options, including most of their salads. Get the chicken, steak or tofu plate for a protein punch.
900 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Mmm...Coffee Paleo Bistro

910 Santa Fe Dr. #6, Denver, CO 80204, Denver, CO 80204
The one place in Denver where you can walk in and know every single thing you eat is paleo-approved. Get one of ...everything.
910 Santa Fe Dr. #6, Denver, CO 80204
Denver, CO 80204

3. Butcher's Bistro

2233 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
If you go with the dry aged rye, skip the scallion relish as it's cooked with canola oil. But the game hen and all its sides get the paleo thumbs up.
2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
You have to work a little more to make dishes paleo at Linger, but they make it easy. You can order the snap and sugar peas without the glaze and the thai snapper without the rice for a delicious paleo meal.
2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

5. True Food Kitchen

2800 E 2nd Ave Ste 101, Denver, CO 80206
Start with the shiitake and tofu lettuce cups and then move on to the spaghetti squash casserole. Be sure to ask for it without the cheese if you're looking for a strict paleo meal.
2800 E 2nd Ave Ste 101
Denver, CO 80206

6. Machete Tequila + Tacos

2817 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Though you'll have to check with your server about sauces and marinades, you can get any taco in a jicama shell instead of a corn or flour one. You can also try the tinga without the cheese.
2817 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

7. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Old Major focuses heavily on pork. It would be wrong not to try their butcher's pride, a 3.5 pound pork chop. There are only 32 served a week so get in early to have one.
3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

8. WaterCourse Foods

837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Though it's vegan and a seemingly unlikely place for paleo food, their macro plate gets the paleo green light. Just ask for it without the quinoa.
837 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

9. bubu

1423 Larimer St, Denver, CO
Get the paleo (caveman) bowl and add a base, protein, and dressing.
1423 Larimer St
Denver, CO

10. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Work & Class offers a wider selection of paleo options than most: the rosemary rotisserie chicken, the roasted goat, and the coriander Colorado lamb are all grain-, sugar-, and dairy-free.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. Hooked on Colfax

3213 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
The pastry case at Hooked on Colfax always has some paleo treats if you're looking for a post-dinner dessert. The menu rotates, but the baker is always sure to offer a paleo-friendly option.
3213 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

12. Cuba Cuba

1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204
One of the few restaurants in the city that offers plantains, their menu is a paleo eater's dream. With tweaks, you can order most things on the menu and sub the potato sides for plantains. Just check on marinades and sauces and ask for no beans.
1173 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204

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