Where to Eat Paleo in Vegas

Nosh like a hunter-gatherer at these four local restaurants


Echo & Rig butcher Trevor Morones wants to help satisfy your inner hunter-gatherer

I’m on the Paleo diet. What are the best restaurants in Las Vegas for me?

Did you know that it’s recommended to avoid grain-fed beef on the Paleo diet? Since that’s the case, steak-lovers going Paleo—a diet that eschews all things processed or cultivated, mimicking our hunter-gather ancestors—will want to go grass-fed. One place that springs to mind is Echo & Rig, where chef Sam Marvin’s butcher will cut you a slab, or the kitchen will cook one for you.

Most lamb is grass-fed, too, and my favorite place for lamb is Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan, where you can still get a three-course lunch menu for under $25 that includes the option to have lamb chops, Greek style.

It’s not all meat, of course. Botero’s Mark LoRusso does terrific vegan dishes such as kabocha squash soup with kale chips, and a tuna tartare appetizer with pine nuts that you’ll dream about.

Fruits are also permitted, so I’d choose restaurants that do excellent fruit-and-vegetable salads, one being Honey Salt. If the HB Market—diced turkey, Beehive cheddar (allowed on some versions of the diet), avocado, edamame, pepitas, carrots and radishes, lightly dressed with house-made vinaigrette—doesn’t suit your mood, then try their Seasonal Fruit Plate (mostly berries), or a glass of the Green Goodness Juice.

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