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.Read More
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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Modmarket has plenty of paleo options, including most of their salads. Get the chicken, steak or tofu plate for a protein punch.
Mmm...Coffee Paleo Bistro
The one place in Denver where you can walk in and know every single thing you eat is paleo-approved. Get one of ...everything.
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.
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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.
True Food Kitchen
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.
Machete Tequila + Tacos
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.
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.
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.
Get the paleo (caveman) bowl and add a base, protein, and dressing.
Work & Class
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.
Hooked on Colfax
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.
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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