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The UK's First Paleo Restaurant Opens in London

It serves bread made from coconut flour and ice cream made from cashews.

Pure Taste

Confirmation that paleo trend has taken off in the UK: The country now has a caveman-diet-influenced restaurant. A press release notes that Pure Taste in London is the country's "first paleolithic" restaurant. This means the restaurant does not serve any grains, legumes, dairy, processed oils, or refined sugars. Pure Taste is also 100 percent gluten-free. The release promises that the restaurant will not only cater to followers of the paleo movement, but also to those who are vegetarian, vegan, egg-free, low carb, or grain-free. So, essentially anyone with a high-maintenance diet.

The menus at Pure Taste "change monthly" and focus on seasonal and local ingredients as well as free-range or wild meats and fish. According to its website, the paleo-friendly fare includes items like flatbread make from coconut flour, mussels steamed in a Thai-spiced coconut broth, pan-seared duck breast with sautéed kale, and ice cream made from cashews. To drink, the restaurant has an organic and biodynamic wine list and a range of gluten-free beers, ciders, and cocktails.

Pure Taste — which opened on December 3 — was started by Holly Redman, a nutritionist and chef. Originally the restaurant was a pop-up, but after discovering a niche, Redman decided to open a brick-and-mortar location.

There's also a growing number of paleo-inspired restaurants popping up in the United States. Earlier this year, paleo dieters opened up Mission Heirloom Garden Cafe in Berkeley, California. Portland, Oregon is home to Cultured Caveman, which is a paleo restaurant with three food carts. The trend has also hit Boulder, Colorado where a caveman-inspired cafe serves up dishes like herb-crusted salmon and chia pudding.

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