Paleo Canteen // 272A St Vincent Street // Glasgow

Hi lovelies! Happy Monday again! By the end of this week we’ll be in December! I don’t know about you but I’m getting excited for Christmas. I have a feeling this will be another busy week. If you are planning to go anywhere for lunch this week I have to tell you about Paleo Canteen. Leaving the office for a lunch with a friend is the perfect midweek treat and I hadn’t seen my friend Ross for a while so we decided to meet up and have some food at Paleo Canteen in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut last week. Ross is friends with the guy behind this venture, Ally. I’ve been eyeing up their menu for a while now so I was really excited to try out this newbie.

It was cool to see the inside of a Glaswegian institution like King Tut’s as well. Yes I’ve lived in Glasgow and never been! For those of you who aren’t from Glasgow, King Tut’s is a place where a lot of musical talent has been discovered over the years.

Paleo Canteen has loads of delicious sounding dishes on their menu and I struggled to choose what I was going to have. I absolutely love satay so when I saw there was a veggie satay salad I knew in the end it’s the dish I had to try. Ross had a chicken soup, the chicken satay salad and we shared sweet potato wedges. The food came in and it looked beautiful. Oh god, it was a flavour punch. Loads of delicious Asian flavours going on. Considering I absolutely love any kind of Asian food really, this hit the spot for me! I loved how affordable the meal was and now writing about it I just can’t wait to go back.

It’s a shame they’re only open during the day on weekdays. I would love going there for food in the evenings and weekends!

Update 8/03/2018: Jamie and I paid a visit for the first time in ages for lunch and the menu had changed a lot. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with our experience as the oven baked sweet potato wedges were now fried and they were serving burgers with beer in them as well as beer battered fish and chips. This is absolutely fine if that’s what you want to do but it bothers me that they are trying to pass it off as paleo. If you have a certain diet in your name you can’t deviate from it I think. Then it’s better to call yourself something else and have the diet as inspiration. It’s like what Jamie said, it’s like having a vegan café (diet wise, if we keep ethics aside) and then throwing in the occasional honey or dairy in the meals. I think it’s a shame as Paleo Canteen started off so well and now I wouldn’t trust to go back. Hopefully they’ll turn things around but I was very sad and disappointed with the experience. I need to be able to stand tall with my recommendations and after that I felt like I had to add something to this post. I’m no way trying to trash talk them but I was saddened by it all and want to be honest with what I write and what I experience. I hope you guys understand. I don’t want you going there and being disappointed as well.

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