I wish Kettlebell Kitchen had been around when I was still living in NYC!
We arrived back in New York City in September tired but happy from our stay in Edinburgh for the summer. We were only going to be in New York for a week before heading to California, but I was excited to see the city again and to catch up with some good friends.
What made our stay in New York even more exciting was the Kettlebell Kitchen delivery we got the first day!
Mums Restaurant in central Edinburgh, Scotland, was the first restaurant I went to after arriving in Edinburgh, and I loved the place so much, I went back a bunch more times during my 3-month stay in the city (in fact, I took all my friends who visited there too).
This was another restaurant that surprised me by how good it was. We went to Leith (not far from central Edinburgh) to eat at Fisher’s. Unfortunately, Fisher’s was fully booked, so we stepped next door to The Shore restaurant.
It’s often tough figuring out what to eat when you’re on vacation, and I’ve definitely had to put up with non-Paleo food or fasting on vacation before. However, Scotland has been pretty easy to stay Paleo!
My parents came to visit us in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, and we drove up to the Isle of Skye for a quick weekend tour. Not only was the scenery absolutely amazing (take a look at the some of the photos below), but the food was superb too!
We didn’t make any reservations or do any research – many of the B&Bs and restaurants were all fully booked, so we just wandered into the Restaurant at the Rosedale Hotel because they had a table free.
I’ve been loving Vancouver – the weather is amazing in the summer and it’s just so beautiful seeing the mountains in the distance with the water in the foreground.
Plus the food here is amazing! You’re probably wondering if sushi is paleo….so I’ll answer that question in this post as well!
While there are many Paleo friendly restaurants in NYC, there aren’t many places where you can just order pretty much blindly anything off the menu and still be overjoyed at eating delicious and Paleo food! Hu Kitchen, on 5th Avenue, is the only place in NYC where the entire menu is pretty much Paleo (from the cooking oils to the no-grains)!
I know the name sounds like some random Chinese restaurant, but the Hu actually stands for Human, and they don’t serve any Chinese food!
I stayed with a friend in Long Island City, New York, at the end of May, and ended up eating brunch at LIC Market twice during my stay (it was just that good!).
As soon as I landed in LA, my friend drove me to Tender Greens for lunch. It was one of her favorite places and soon became one of mine too. It’s a low-key fast, but high quality, food restaurant that offers some great Paleo-friendly options. There are multiple locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and the Bay Area!
This is sadly my least favorite Gordon Ramsay restaurant (I’ve enjoyed many of his other restaurants). Although I enjoyed the chic decor and the prompt service, the steak came overcooked and dry, and the appetizer and sides were just mediocre.
It was a bit tough finding a Paleo option at Javier’s (many options had corn or cheese or else wheat), but we managed with a nice bone-in ribeye steak before heading out quickly to our show.
(The restaurant is inside of the beautiful Aria hotel/casino, pictured below.)