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Pittsburgh, PA
September 18, 2012
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Paleo-friendly restaurants

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (at the Airport) Owned and operated by Iron Chef Michael Symon, this easy going restaurant in the middle of PIT is hard to miss. Their fries are fried in lard, so be sure to splurge and order yourself some! 
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Waterworks – Aspinwall) – "They don't have grassfed beef, but it is natural and hormone-free." - Lisa
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Lawrenceville) – We've heard great things about this restaurant from other paleo folks in town, and one look at the menu will confirm that this is a safe bet.
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Cranberry Township) "While not all Paleo/Primal, they do focus on local and have a seasonal menu. They have cuts like beef cheeks and smoke bone marrow." -NYGalinPgh
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Downtown) on Market Street in the Fairmont is upscale with local, sustainable resources such as grassfed beef from Burns Angus Farm and Penns Corner Farm Alliance. They aren't Paleo but have quality food products. -Kelly
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Oakland) – great place to get dinner. Tell the maitre'd that you're Paleo, and they will take great care of you. Expect around $40-50 per person.
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** t(South Side) "The Southside has had (as of late May it was back) a paleo menu (it is NOT up on their website) thanks in large part to the Crossfit presence on the Southside.  I'd call to confirm before stopping through." - MistressMinx
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Downtown) – "They always have bone marrow on the menu, plus their food is great!  Not everything on the menu is Paleo or can be Paleo-fied, but there are enough things to choose from.  YUM!" - Jillness
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Regent Square) "The owners of Legume picked this restaurant to replace it in its old spot in Regent Square; menu changes daily in line with seasonal fare.  Not everything on the menu is paleo but most things seem to line up.  This is where I'm having my birthday dinner this year." - MistressMinx
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (East Liberty) "Is farm to table restaurant with high quality ingredients obtained from local farmers and purveyors located on S. Highland in East Liberty. We've been there once and the food was great." -Kelly
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – (Regent Square) nice breakfast spot with outdoor cafe seating during warmer months, nice atmosphere, and affordable. About $10-15 per person for breakfast.
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (East Liberty) – Another spot we've heard great things about, on good faith from paleo friends.

 

Other places to get food or groceries

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Strip District)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Homewood)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Strip District) on the corner of 23rd and Smallman. "They carry produce and meats from Clarion River as well as a decent selection of nut butters etc. and their butcher makes his own stocks, jerky etc. – he's pretty well respected in the better restaurants in the city that like to source local." - MistressMinx
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (East Liberty & Mt. Lebanon/Upper St. Clair)
  • Whole Foods (** you don't have permission to see this link **)
  • Giant Eagle Market District (** you don't have permission to see this link **)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Strip District)

 

Farmers Markets

  • Farmers @ Firehouse (Strip District) located in the PAVED parking lot next to Bar Marco in the Strip District on Penn Avenue between 23rd and 22nd. 
  • Market Square (Downtown) – thursdays at lunch time, May thru October
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Monroeville) – Saturdays at 9am 
  • Phipps Conservatory (Oakland) wednesdays 3-6, May thru October
  • Pittsburgh Public Market – Clarion River Organics has a spot here as do a few other local farmers
  • Sewickley Farmers Market (Sewickley) on Saturdays between 9-1 
  • Shady Side Academy (Fox Chapel) – wednesdays 3-6:30, May thru October

For a comprehensive list, visit: ** you don't have permission to see this link **

 

Farms

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** -  (Natrona Heights) Organic CSA with pick-up points on the farm, Phipps and Boyd.
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (New Wilmington, PA) "I just ordered a 1/4 of grass-fed beef. John and Audrene Burns are so nice to work with and it's great to support a local farmer.  They also have fabulous lamb." -Kelly
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  Wide selection of fantastic produce
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  Top notch produce, pasture-raised meats and soy-free eggs!
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Bessemer, PA) "Pastured chickens, turkeys and pastured Berkshire pigs. I haven't had a chance to visit them yet but plan to. I believe you can find some of their products at some of the local farmers markets and possibly the food co-op." – Kelly
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** here in Marshall Township (I think we may well be the closest ranch to Pittsburgh). We raise 100% grass-fed Scottish Highland Cattle and pastured heritage Berkshire pigs as well as honey and maple syrup. 
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Leechburg) for grassfed/organic beef. -Lisa
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – "They have drop points all over the city and have products available at the East End Co op.  You order what you want by the scheduled deadline for your drop point.  No commitment to buy like a CSA." - MistressMinx  …. "They sell SCOBYs, pastured meats, raw milk/cheese, pastured eggs and seasonal produce." -Rlkitson

 

Paleo Practitioners

  • Franne Berez MD, ND - ** you don't have permission to see this link ** - Gluten-free & paleo-friendly integrative family practice, 
  • Jill Ciciarelli HHC, AADP – ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Holistic health coaching
  • Dr. Scott Mills – ** you don't have permission to see this link ** 

 

Paleo Meetup Groups in Pittsburgh

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Crossfit / Primal Fitness

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (South Side)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (North Side)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (North Hills)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (East Liberty / Highland Park)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (North Park)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (Bethel Park)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **  (Bethel Park & South Side)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Shadyside) 
September 18, 2012
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I'm going to add Meat and Potatoes to this list.   (** you don't have permission to see this link **)

 

They always have bone marrow on the menu, plus their food is great!  Not everything on the menu is Paleo or can be Paleo-fied, but there are enough things to choose from.  YUM!

 

I will also personally vouch for Cure as well as Union Pig and Chicken.  We've been to both and nobody will be disappointed!  The chef/owner of Cure makes his own kombucha!  Ask him about it!

September 18, 2012
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Yes, you were our "on good faith" paleo friend whom we alluded to. Going to add Meat and Potatoes. Thanks Jill! 

September 18, 2012
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Crossfit Athletics- Southside.Smile

September 18, 2012
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Restaurants:

OTB Bicycle Cafe the Southside has had (as of late May it was back) a paleo menu (it is NOT up on their website) thanks in large part to the Crossfit presence on the Southside.  I'd call to confirm before stopping through. 

Root174 (the owners of Legume picked this restaurant to replace it in its old spot in Regent Square; menu changes daily in line with seasonal fare.  Not everything on the menu is paleo but most things seem to line up.  This is where I'm having my birthday dinner this year.)

 

 Farmers Markets:

Farmers @ Firehouse located in the PAVED parking lot next to Bar Marco in the Strip District on Penn Avenue between 23rd and 22nd. 

Pittsburgh Public Market – Clarion River Organics has a spot here as do a few other local farmers

 

Other Places for Food and Groceries:

Marty's Market located in the Strip District on the corner of 23rd and Smallman (they carry produce and meats from Clarion River as well as a decent selection of nut butters etc. and their butcher makes his own stocks, jerky etc. – he's pretty well respected in the better restaurants in the city that like to source local.)

 

Farms:

The Family Cow – ** you don't have permission to see this link **; they have drop points all over the city and have products available at the East End Co op.  You order what you want by the scheduled deadline for your drop point.  No commitment to buy like a CSA.  

 

Crossfit Facilities in the City:

Crossfit Athletics (located on the Southside) 

Ryer Martial Arts Academy (located in Shadyside) is the newest Crossfit kid on the block 

 

Sorry for the total lack of links…I'm internet incompetent, which is why I don't blog. 

September 18, 2012
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Crossfit Iron City!  Perry Highway in the North Hills. 

And, I will throw in Burgatory in the restaurant category. They don't have grassfed beef, but it is natural and hormone-free.  

 

Finally, Starr Valley Farms for grassfed/organic beef.

September 18, 2012
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The Family Cow – ** you don't have permission to see this link **; they have drop points all over the city and have products available at the East End Co op.  You order what you want by the scheduled deadline for your drop point.  No commitment to buy like a CSA. 

I second the Family Cow, they've been great and deliver all the way out to Greensburgh. They sell SCOBYs, pastured meats, raw milk/cheese, pastured eggs and seasonal produce. Also, has anyone tried the Crested Duck Charcuterie? It sounds amazing!

September 18, 2012
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I love this new addition to the forum guys!

 

Habitat Restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh on Market Street in the Fairmont is upscale with local, sustainable resources such as grassfed beef from Burns Angus Farm and Penns Corner Farm Alliance. They aren't Paleo but have quality food products. ** you don't have permission to see this link **

 

I can't wait to check out Meat and Potatoes and Union Pig & Chicken! I haven't heard of them and they both sound great. We've had a great meal or two at LegumeLaugh

 

Speaking of Burns Angus Farm, I just ordered a 1/4 of grass-fed beef. John and Audrene Burns are so nice to work with and it's great to support a local farmer.  They also have fabulous lamb.  Their farm is located in New Wilmington, PA.  ** you don't have permission to see this link **  They would be a great addition to your farms category in addition to our wonderful friends at Green Circle and Clarion River.  Also there is Henry Family Farms in Bessemer, PA which has pastured chickens, turkeys and pastured Berkshire pigs. I haven't had a chance to visit them yet but plan to. I believe you can find some of their products at some of the local farmers markets and possibly the food co-op.

 

Sewickley Farmers Market on Saturdays between 9-1 is another farmers market in the area.  There is a farm from the Butler area (Gray Farms) which sells grass-fed beef and produce along with other vendors like Clarion River Organics and Dream Thyme Farm.

September 18, 2012
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You guys ROCK! Adding all of your great suggestions, and in some cases, major oversights on my part! 

September 18, 2012
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If anyone is interested in buying smaller amounts of grass-fed beef from Burns Angus Farms, Audrene is usually at the Greentree Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon until 7:00 PM and you won't have to make a trip to the farm. I believe this farmers market runs until the last Thursday in October. They sometimes have whole hog sausage from another local farmer if they have room in their mobile freezer.  Lately they have only had beef and lamb but no sausage.

 

Have I mentioned how much I love this genius idea?!! Keep the info flowing. Laugh

September 18, 2012
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The thing that's so great about this is that we're all finding out new info. Neither of us had any idea that Root174 was hand-picked by the owners of Legume (our favorite eatery on the planet)…. so we will definitely be trying that one out too! :)

 

I've updated the master post. Now, off to other threads to facilitate awesomeness. This is fun!

September 18, 2012
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I just thought of another restaurant that could be added to the list. Spoon ** you don't have permission to see this link ** is a farm to table restaurant with high quality ingredients obtained from local farmers and purveyors located on S. Highland in East Liberty. We've been there once and the food was great. Their sister restaurant is BrGr which I believe was already mentioned.

 

I'm tapped out for nowWink

September 18, 2012
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Echo in Cranberry Township

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While not all Paleo/Primal, they do focus on local and have a seasonal menu. They have cuts like beef cheeks and smoke bone marrow. 

Salt of the Earth-Another Kevin Sousa restaurant. 

 

Farms-

Lewis Family Farm

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September 18, 2012
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This is excellent! I had thought about starting a blog that would be dedicated to Pittsburgh Paleo, but now I may not need to!

 

Verde was pretty good for paleo, and very accommodating.

 

Tamari was excellent as well--they serve plantain chips with their delicious guacamole! It's a tapas place, so there are many items that are off-limits, but I'd say that nearly half are doable. Everything that I had was wonderful, including bacon-wrapped quail eggs! The servers are very knowledgeable, too.

 

Kaya is another good choice, as is Casbah.

 

Point Brugge and Park Brugge have great selections as well, and are also very accommodating to requests.

September 18, 2012
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I'll throw our hat in the ring. We're ** you don't have permission to see this link ** here in Marshall Township (I think we may well be the closest ranch to Pittsburgh). We raise 100% grass-fed Scottish Highland Cattle and pastured heritage Berkshire pigs as well as honey and maple syrup. 

 

Here are our various social media links for more info: 

** you don't have permission to see this link **

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Cheers and thanks for what you guys do!

 

Oliver…

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Sorry for forgetting you Oliver! Can we come shopping at your place sometime? :)

September 18, 2012
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Don't forget the Trader Joe's in Mt. Lebo (or maybe that's considered Upper St. Clair? Regardless…)! They rock and are super close to the Market District, so if they don't have something you need, it's easy to pop across the street and grab it.

Speaking of Trader Joe's in Mt. Lebo, as of yesterday, they were fully stocked with coconut cream!

September 18, 2012
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Oliver, love your beef.  We get it through Green Circle. 

Where is your actual ranch? I live in economy borough and right over the border into Marshall, there is a farm.  is that you? 

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Bill & Hayley: no worries and yes, love to have you out for the nickel tour and whatever you might like to fill your cooler with <g>. Are you guys on our email distro? If not, head to our ** you don't have permission to see this link ** to get our weekly offerings. 

NYGalinPgh: Glad you're enjoying the chow; Green Circle Farm are good folks! We're in northwestern most Marshall Township (Allegheny County); bordered by Pleasant Hills Road, Spang Road, Sunset, and Golden Grove. About 180 acres total (half pasture, half woods, ponds, etc.). Is that where you're thinking? 

Oliver…

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Yep, we pass your place everyday then. My daughters love seeing the animals. Glad to know how local you are lol

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