Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mediterranean Grill

985 Monroe Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30308
t: 404-917-1100


What to order: Lunch combo, extra salad in place of rice.  Includes Shish kabob, kufta kabob, and gyro slices.  

This place is nothing fancy, but still totally awesome.  For $7 you can get a plate full of flavorful meat and salad.  Their menu calls out the combo as marinated beef tenderloins, charbroiled ground sirloin, and a seasoned blend of beef and lamb.  If you're sensitive to gluten, you may want to stay away as I have no idea what goes into this "blend" of meat or their marinades, but I can tell you it is delicious none the less.  Like I said, if you want 100% paleo, you may need to cook Mediterranean at home.  Mediterranean Grill has received a few awards for their menu,  which doesn't surprise me. You may want to use this place as your Paleo-ish cheat restaurant.

Subway

Subways are everywhere. Duh.

www.subway.com


What to order: Chopped salad, half lettuce/half spinach, double meat, add bacon.  Hold the cheese and add all the veggies you want.  Salt, pepper, oil & vinegar.

So Subway is probably not the most Paleo-friendly restaurant on the planet, however, if you're looking for fast food, it may be your closest bet.  You'll have to ignore the highly processed meats if it'll save you from getting a cheeseburger and fries at the golden arches.  The chopped salads at Subway are pretty neat, they put everything in a bowl for you and chop it all up.  Don't forget the bacon.  

Willy's Mexicana Grill

1920 Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30318
t: 404-351-8883

1071 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30309
t: 404-249-9054

More locations:
www.willys.com

What to order: Willy's salad with Cilantro-garlic grilled steak.  Hold the beans and cheese and add all the veggies your heart desires.  My usual includes lettuce, black olives, cucumbers, pico de gallo, onions, guacamole, cilantro, and verde salsa.

Willy's is a good stop when you need something fast.  You order when you walk in and they make your salad in front of you, kind of like a "build your own" style.  All Willy's locations have a dining room or you can order to go.  Most locations have an outdoor patio to get some fresh air.