Paleo Picks in San Francisco

Tamara Palmer

You may be following or curious to try eating Paleo, which is also sometimes referred to as the Paleolithic or caveman diet. It’s easier to order this way than you might think if you focus on dishes that are minimally prepared and made with lean proteins, fresh produce, nuts and seeds and avoid grains, legumes and dairy products along the way. These places are prepared to delight the taste buds of a serious Paleo practitioner or just a casual eater who’d like to try it out.


The items on this menu are gluten-free and Paleo, which makes ordering easy. Inventive dishes include Pesto Meatballs, with grass-fed beef and mushroom meatballs topped with sunflower-basil pesto, and Avocado Mash, served with taro chips for dipping.

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Pesto Meatballs

100% grass-fed beef & mushroom meatballs with sunflower basil pesto.

Avocado Mash

Avocado, lime, and salt, served with crunchy taro root chips.

Samovar Tea Lounge

The smoked salmon and avocado based Paleo Bowl covers all the bases a caveman could crave, while a plate of Caravan Sweets offers a slight cheat with the halva that’s included along with dates and tahini.

Paleo Bowl

Whole avocado, smoked salmon, poached eggs, wilted greens, toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, extra virgin olive oil, truffle oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Item is gluten free.

Caravan Sweets

Halva, medjool dates, and tahini.

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Urban Remedy

Indulge in crunchy Thai Veggie Noodles and a hearty Matcha Energy Bar for a Paleo-friendly meal that’s big on flavor and satisfaction.

Thai Veggie Noodles

A low-glycemic, grain-free, gluten-free noodle salad. Low in calories and rich in flavor. Paleo and Ketogenic diet friendly.

Matcha Energy Bar

Traditional skinny breakfast links seasoned with fresh sage, garlic and spices.

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Vitalist Superfood

The sauce and matching toppings on the Paleo Pizza Cracker change daily and can be upgraded with extra seeds, nuts and avocado, while the Vitalist Superfood Salad has body and mood boosting ingredients like sunflower and black sesame seeds, flax oil and “unicorn dust” (we’re not making that up).

Paleo Pizza Cracker

A low-glycemic, grain-free, gluten-free noodle salad. Low in calories and rich in flavor. Paleo and Ketogenic diet friendly.

Vitalist Superfood Salad

Kale, arugula, spinach, romaine, sun-dried tomatoes, fennel, micro greens, blanched broccoli, avocado, hemp, sunflower and black sesame seeds, Dr. Schultz superfood powder chlorella, flax oil, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, almond spice, crumble and unicorn dust.

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