If you are following a Paleo diet, one of the most common struggles that you will face is trying to find good places to eat out.
It is much easier to stick to this diet when you are at home cooking all of your meals and deciding exactly what ingredients go into them, but eating out is a whole new dilemma.
It is hard enough finding good recipes and meals to eat at home, but even more difficult to find restaurants and other food establishments that cater to the Paleo diet.
This is why we have created a list of the best Paleo restaurants in Phoenix, so you don’t have to stress about finding them yourself.
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend
You can find Little Cleo’s at The Yard in North Phoenix, and this is a place that features a variety of daily fresh shucked oysters from both the Pacific and the Atlantic.
There are a few things on the menu that would be considered Paleo, or that can be changed to become so, and it is definitely worth a visit if you are a big fan of seafood. Seafood isn’t typically for everyone though, so if this is the case for you, just keep reading to find other alternatives.
The Arrogant Butcher
The arrogant butcher is one of the best steakhouses in downtown Phoenix, and it offers you the opportunity to order yourself a well-rounded Paleo meal.
One of the things on the menu that you could order is a New York strip steak with a side of grilled asparagus, but this is not the only thing that you will be able to get your hands on here.
True Food Kitchen
The True Food Kitchen is well known for providing people with the opportunity to eat clean, yet still eat well. You can go to either location at Biltmore or Scottsdale Quarter to enjoy the grass-fed bison burger in a kale wrap, and more.
You can also order tasty vegetable crudite, which is a refreshing and fun appetizer. There are lots of different options to choose from.
Something that you will notice when trying to find Paleo food options on the go is that there aren’t many menus that will actually mention the word paleo. Instead, you will have to rely on your own knowledge of the diet and try to create something that suits you.
However, thi is not the case for Nourish123, who are knowledgeable of nutrition and dietary requirements and are there to help. Consider ordering the glazed chicken with sweet potato and avocado salad when you visit.
This is a glorious place to visit if you are currently on the Paleo diet, and it can be located in the heart of Phoenix. Astor House is sure to fulfill all of your meaty desires, and pretty much everything that you can think of is one the menu, including beef, pork, poultry and sausages that are all served up in large quantities.
A proper paleo diet would have you pair this with a vegetable side but at the Astor House, you can go ahead and enjoy eating like a caveman.
Farm and Craft Scottsdale
Farm & Craft is focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere. They are essentially a modern farm with a contemporary twist, and they boast a seasonal wellness menu that features 4 paths to optimal health, including an ‘Anti-inflammatory diet’, ‘Increasing probiotic levels’, ‘
Maintaining high levels of antioxidants’ and ‘Reducing your overall stress’. This is accomplished by providing sustainable, gluten-free, organic, and hormone-free ingredients.
Flower Child offers a simple and satisfying solution that focuses on delicious and healthy food options in Phoenix. It doesn’t matter if you are craving one of their epic bowls of greens or anything else on their menu, they will be up to the challenge.
Everything on the menu is made entirely from scratch using farm-fresh ingredients from local sources. So, whether you are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or simply hungry, this restaurant will cater to you.
Starlite BBQ and Whiskey Bar is a casual neighborhood restaurant that offers a full-service bar that features specialty cocktails, craft beers, and wine.
As well as this, they offer a wide variety of smoked and grilled meats, and they even offer vegetarian, vegan, and healthy choices to suit your dietary requirements. They also like to support local organizations and use local vendors.
My Gal Sal Bakery
My Gal Sal Bakery is one of the best places to go for Gluten Free, Vegan (No Eggs, Milk or Butter), Gluten Free Vegan, Sugar Free, KETO (Gluten Free & Sugar Free), Paleo, Gluten Free and Sugar Free foods and more. They will even cater to allergies on the spot by baking custom allergy desserts.
They like to get to work before the sun rises each day to ensure that every batch is as fresh as possible before it gets to you, and they work with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients. They even use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. However, their main goal is to make your tastebuds happy.
Guests at Steak 44 will be treated to an epic fine dining experience from the moment that they enter the establishment to the very end of their visit. You will be able to enjoy delicious appetizers, prime steaks, and fresh seafood, with a flavor that you won’t be forgetting any time soon.
Within their restaurant, they have several dining areas that will appeal to a variety of guests, and their raw bar features a huge supply of things like fresh Alaskan king crab, succulent Maine lobster, and fresh Hawaiian poke. You can enjoy the chef’s hand-picked selection of oysters too, from the cold waters of the East and West Coast.
As you might have already guessed from the name of this food establishment, the main attraction on their menu is their USDA Prime steaks. They offer several different cuts to satisfy your appetite, but as well as the glorious steak on the menu, they also have lamb, veal, pork, chicken, and fresh seafood. If you are looking for something incredibly special, you can look to the highest grade domestic Wagyu steaks in Phoenix.
This is a restaurant that aims to celebrate humanity, individuality, relationships, and connections, but most importantly, they aim to celebrate every person’s need for tasty food. What more could you ask for? They have made it their mission to make every Illegal Pete’s location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans all while enjoying delicious food.
They have created a fun and energetic atmosphere that plays music, encourages people to have fun, and pairs fast and healthy food with a vibrant and cultural atmosphere. All of these things combined provides you with the perfect relaxed dining experience, and to top it all off, they serve some of the best food that you will find in Phoenix. This is also a combined restaurant and bar, so you can relax and have a drink at the same time.
One of the best things about Illegal Petes is that they have a lot of information available on their website when it comes to allergens. You can easily view the ingredients of every dish, and they tell you what allergens pop up in which dishes, as shown below.
- Milk – Queso, Cheese, Sour Cream, Fish Batter, Fish Sauce, Chipotle Ranch Dressing
- Eggs – Eggs, Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Cookies
- Peanuts – Cookies may contain traces.
- Tree Nuts – Cookies may contain traces.
- Fish – Fried Fish (Pollack)
- Shellfish – Nothing.
- Soy – Chicken, Steak, Marinade, Fish Sauce, Cookies
- Wheat – Flour Tortillas, Wheat Tortillas, Fish Batter, Sopapillas, Green Chile (Pork & Veggie), Fryer Oil may contain traces.
While there is no specific Paleo menu at this restaurant, due to the vast information there is surrounding the ingredients of each dish, it would be easy to find a Paleo option or make some changes to a dish to make it Paleo.
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers has quickly become one of the best places to be in Phoenix. They like to keep it simple, which you may have gathered from the name of this place, and you can go here to find cheeseburgers and, you guessed it, cold beers. They are not your average burger place though, as their menu offers only fresh ingredients, and all items are made in-house each day.
Their menu also consists of more than 150 beer choices at the majority of locations, which can include on draught, bottled, or canned.
Each location also has a patio that allows you to enjoy the beautiful Arizona & Southern California weather. What makes this even better is that their patios feature rolled-up garage doors, indoor/outdoor bars for direct service, and high top community tables with built-in beer coolers.
They also have a specific menu that is dedicated to gluten free options, showing their dedication to those with allergies, and many customers have noted that the restaurant has catered to their Paleo diet requirements.