The Knoxville News Sentinel (USA Today Network) featured Rick Laney Marketing client Paleo Foods & More in the story below. Paleo Foods & More operates two locations in Knoxville, one on Alcoa Highway and a new location just off Cedar Bluff on Cross Park Drive.
Paleo Foods & More offers healthy, delicios dining
(by Heather Robinson, USA Today Network) A local cafe is proving that a paleo meal is a delicious meal.
The Paleo Foods & More, at 2900 Alcoa Highway, is already serving tasty, yet healthy, meals to anyone interested in healthier options.
“We wanted to open the café because we wanted to have a truly healthy place to eat in Knoxville,” says Matthieu Huszar, general manager. “I would say Knoxville is becoming more and more health conscious and we wanted to be able to give them a place to eat!”
A paleo diet eliminates grains, gluten and refined sugars. The items offered at this cafe taste great without compromising the nutritional value. A quick look at the menu proves that there is something for every taste.
For breakfast, they offer a full coffee menu and waffles, maple chicken with sausage biscuits and breakfast pizza. For lunch or dinner, the cafe serves exciting choices like BBQ chicken nachos, kale salad and a salmon BLT sandwich.
Their delicious chipotle harvest bowl consists of local grass-fed beef, housemade chipotle sauce, avocado, pumpkin seeds and cilantro served on top of gluten-free quinoa.
“We are a café striving to serve healthy food that also tastes great!” says Huszar. “Think of your body like a machine.It needs fuel that sustains and strengthens throughout the day. Most of the food marketed to us today just doesn’t fuel and sustain the body. In fact, it does just the opposite.”
A paleo diet has a range of benefits. Some of the reasons people choose to eat a paleo diet include weight loss, the need to reduce inflammation or a desire to avoid grains. Another reason people seek paleo is a diagnosis of celiac disease, which is a digestive disease that interferes with absorption of nutrients from food and requires a gluten-free diet.
“It is very difficult to find a restaurant that is grain free, gluten free, and strives to serve all organic ingredients,” says Huszar.
Another goal for the cafe, which opened in 2014, was to provide a menu of items that cater to a group of diners who are often missed in other restaurants.
When someone on a paleo diet visits most restaurants, they are typically inundated with food selections that are not available to them. Most of the items on the menus we see each day are off limits to someone on a paleo diet. The Paleo Foods Cafe wants to offer an experience where all the menu selections are good selections.
“We want to offer a place where they don’t have to worry about what they can’t have,” says Huszar. “They are able to eat everything on our menu knowing it is going to be a healthy option.”
Huszar would like everyone to come check out what the cafe has to offer, whether they are on a paleo diet, seeking healthier options or just simply curious.
The cafe is open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Though it is closed on Sunday, it offers retail versions of its waffle and biscuit mixes to make at home.