Local Southern Indiana / Louisville Paleo-Friendly Resources
Louisville Area Health Food and Organic Food Stores
Louisville Area Farmers' Markets
Grass Corp - owned and operated by the Steckler family, Grass Corp is a small pasture-based farm located in beautiful Southern Indiana. You can pre-order meat, eggs, raw dairy and even animal bones from their online store and pick them up at the farmers' market on Saturday.
Foxhollow Farm - If you are closer to the Crestwood area you HAVE to stop by Foxhollow Farm. In the Farm Store, they sell grass fed beef and biodynamically grown fruits and vegetables. You can also pre-order your beef online. Check the website for store hours.
New Albany Farmers' Market - Speaking of farmers' markets, New Albany has an awesome one. Not all of the farmers grow their veggies organically, but ask around and you will find the ones that do. We are able to get the majority of our fruits and veggies there for the week.
Louisville Area Farmers' Markets - If you are in Louisville, there should be a Farmers' Market close by! This site lists all of them and even has a downloadable map to help you out.
Trader Joe's - I am so happy to have a Trader Joe's in the area! We do the majority of our grocery shopping here. They have a decent selection of organic produce and a whole aisle of nuts and dried fruit without added sugar, salt or oil. They also have coconut milk with two ingredients - coconut milk and water.
Whole Foods - A little pricier than Trader Joe's, but lots of organic produce, grass fed meats and an awesome salad bar if you show up hungry.
Earth Fare - Similar to Whole Foods in both price and selection...and the presence of an awesome salad bar.
Rainbow Blossom - Rainbow Blossom is my favorite local resource for supplements like fish oil, tasty, all natural treats and a few good seasoning alternatives (like coconut aminos vs. soy sauce). They also have a good selection of grass fed meats from local producers.
Feast Barbecue - A recent addition to the New Albany dining scene, Feast has a nice selection of barbecued meats, salads, veggie-based side dishes and even a vinegar slaw. And the sweet potato fries are to die for. We have been a few times since they opened and always enjoy it.
Havana Rumba - If you are looking for a meal with a little Cuban flair, this is a great option. Havana Rumba has chicken, beef and pork dishes and you can sub steamed veggies or yucca for the rice and beans that come with most meals.
Silver Dollar - Another good barbecue joint. Located on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Silver Dollar has some of the best brisket we have ever tasted. They also have greens or mixed veggies available as side dishes.
Qdoba - Always right around the corner if we are out and about and need a meal. I stick with the naked taco salad, sans dressing, topped with chicken, grilled fajita veggies, pico de gallo and salsa verde.
Addis Grill - Kevin is a regular here. Literally. They know exactly what he wants when he walks in the door. He orders the chicken kabobs and subs a side salad for the rice.
Ramsi's Cafe on the World - Ramsi's has a huge menu. The menu has designations for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items. Plenty of salads, stir fries and veggie-based dishes to choose from.
Gordon Biersch Brewery - Kevin discovered a hidden gem on this menu. We typically avoid the 4th St. area, but when we have had a tough training day and feel we earned a special treat, we will head to Gordon Biersch and order the Farmhouse Burger (without the bun, veggies on the side). This is a burger topped with bacon jam and a fried egg. Sadly, I think the bacon jam must have some amount of sugar or molasses in it, but nobody's perfect and there isn't much of it on the burger anyway. This is an occasional treat for us and I am willing to live with it for the egg and bacon-y goodness atop this burger.
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen - This is walking distance from our house, so I am a bit partial. They definitely have some Paleo options like salads, locally raised angus beef burgers, steak frites and chicken. I've heard that they are in the process of adding even more fresh, healthy items to their menu!
For a longer list, you can also check out the Paleo by City guide that I started on The Food Lovers Kitchen. If you have anything to add, please do! If you aren't in the Louisville area, check it out and see if your city has been added.