I travel to New York for business every six weeks or so, and this week will be my first trip since starting "the program."
For the city-dwellers on the board - what's your favorite paleo-friendly restaurant in Manhattan? (Bonus points for lower Manhattan.) I'm used to my New York trips being "Scott's excuse to load up on pizza and bagels," but we can't have that now, can we?
I know the lay of the land, I know I can probably find something acceptable anywhere, just please spare me the indignity of ordering a half chicken a la carte from Dallas BBQ.
Can't go wrong at Churrascaria Riodizio Tribeca for a non-stop meat parade (and access to a salad bar). But I must say that I've been pleasantly surprised at how accommodating ALL restaurants are in NYC. No one has refused my requests to substitute vegetables for non-paleo carbage since I've taken the plunge.
MMm Momofuku...they cook with LARD! I LOVE the pork belly and the beef tendons there.
Also Takashi: raw grassfed beef anyone?
Also good: Great Northern Spy Company in the E. Village, Mermaid Oyster Bar, Quality Meats (or any steak house, but I like their sides and sauces).
There are plenty of things to eat that are Paleo:
1) Chinatown - Roast Pig (crispy skin), soy sauce chicken, roast duck. Yes, soy sauce isn't Paleo but it's basically a roasted chicken with a nice laquered skin.
2) Steakhouses. I don't know what your budget is but there are plenty of places to eat a steak.
3) Whole Foods - Whole Foods is everywhere now. Go in and you can get deli meats, 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken, Lamb Kebabs 4) Street Meat - no rice. 5) Most Middle Eastern Places have lamb or chicken kebabs. Get it with a side salad.
I agree with N Spy and Quality Meats...Luger's is a bit expensive, but definitely worth it if you go that route
Also to consider: Back Forty (EVill), Klee Brasserie (Midtown), Savoy (Soho), Hundred Acres (Soho), Kafana (EVill), Rhong Tiam (EVill)
Kafana and RT are Serbian and Thai respectively...may not have properly sourced meat, but def many paleo-friendly dishes
There's plenty more as noted, but those immediately come to mind
It's in Brooklyn, right across the bridge from lower Manhattan. They have an item on their menu that they simply refer to as "steak" (with a few size options). Phenomenal. The best steak I've ever had. It comes in what I believe to be clarified butter and I recommend broccoli as a side dish for sopping up the buttery meat juice. I can't guarantee that it's 100% Paleo (don't know if the beef is grassfed) but it's beef in butter so pretty close and absolutely amazing. It's frequently voted the #1 steak house in New York so I'm apparently not the only one with a high opinion of the place.
I've always been a HUGE fan of Palo Santo in Park Slope, Brooklyn. http://www.palosanto.us/food.html
Grass-fed, pasture-raised, they use good fats to cook with (I've been told, never asked for myself), but they even have a rooftop garden that they grow their own veggies on in the warmer months. AND you can get things like liver and kidney there! And it's delicious!
Another good place in Park Slope is Juventino. Best brunch I've ever had. Grass-fed organic steak and eggs. http://www.juventinonyc.com/juventinonyc.com/HOME.html Another place that emphasizes food QUALITY.