Berkeley, California is about to become the latest American city to have a restaurant that serves a paleo diet-focused menu. According to Eater SF, Mission Heirloom Garden Cafe will follow many tenets of the paleo diet and will "eschew refined oils, sugars, gluten, grain, legumes, [and] chemicals." The kitchen will be using only organic and GMO-free ingredients exclusively. Yrmis Barroeta and Bobby Chang, the owners of the cafe also run a pre-made paleo meal service by the same name.
Chef Christian Phernetton will head up the kitchen when the cafe opens in early September. East Bay Express writes that Phernetton will use molecular gastronomy techniques on the menu to create dishes like cauliflower "prepared to resemble a grain-free tabouleh" and to recreate the flavor of tomatoes through beets and carrots. Overall the cafe will be casual, and will feature counter service as well as outdoor seating. There will also be Bulletproof coffee, which swaps milk out for grass-fed butter.
Paleo-friendly restaurants have been popping up left and right. Atlanta hosted a full fledged paleo pop-up restaurant in March. Boulder, Colorado also has its own paleo-friendly cafe that serves dishes like chia pudding and herb-crusted salmon. Plus, the team behind Cultured Caveman which recently opened in Portland, Oregan managed to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter to open the paleo-friendly restaurant.