Many of us have expressed how exciting it would be to see a really good Paleo restaurant come about and succeed. Not only would that give us a great option for eating out, but its success would surely spawn others to follow suit. I've exposed my general idea for Jack Kronk's Cave here.
But then again, pretty much all of us are spending the vast majority of our food budget on foods to bring back home for preparation. Not only is there not one place that we could all say is a solid "One-stop-shop" for Paleo foods, but we even have threads asking how many stores does it take to complete your list! And most people have to shop at a handful of venues.
Well, what about having a grocery store that understands our needs and totally caters to Paleo foods. Can you see it, folks? A full butcher counter of GF beef, GF lamb, game meat, bacon from hogs raised right, wild salmon and other healthy seafood options. All from the best farms and companies with the best operational practices. A huge egg section from soy free pastured chickens, GF raw and lightly pasteurized organic milks, pure cream, pasture butters, GF ghee made in house, fresh produce. Paleo salad dressings, paleo mayo, a full isle of cooking oils with zero bad oils, dark chocolate section, etc etc etc etc... What would you like to see in the PERFECT grocery store! Can you imagine being able to just tell a loved one to shop at "Optimal Real Foods" and be done with the whole conversation?
"How do you stay so healthy and fit?"
"I do all my grocery shopping at ORF. You can't go wrong with that place."
How would a successful restaurant or grocery store influence Paleo and which one do you think would have a more far-reaching impact on Paleo as whole? Do you see any drawbacks?