Paleo Canteen started life as a paleo pop-up, but its success has resulted in a full time home in Glasgow’s cult music venue, King Tut’s on St Vincent Street. If you’re not familiar with paleo, its a way of eating which mirrors the way our ancient ancestors ate. They didn’t have access to processed foods, only whole natural forged foods. Paleo Canteen is about taking whole natural foods and cooking them with flair.
Headed up by talented chef Adam Harvard-Barnes and Ally Houston, the menu is naturally gluten free and low in carbohydrates but packed with flavour, with a selection of ‘light meals’, ‘grills’, ‘bowls’, ‘salads’ and ‘dessert pots’.
Chicken & Paneer and Lamb skewers with spiced yoghurt are perfectly cooked and packed with herbs and spices. Sweet potato wedges, fried in beef dripping, are crispy and delicious and also come with that fab spiced yoghurt. (There is also a vegan option available).
The aubergine curry hits all the right spots, especially if its cold outside. And let’s face it, its usually cold in Glasgow! This is a really comforting and satisfying bowl of food. Its got a good kick of spice behind it, but its not overpowering.
To mop up the curry, make sure to order the griddled flatbread. Made with coconut, rice flour and egg, it arrives pillowy soft – almost like a crepe – but with a crisp edge, and topped with crispy shallots giving it some crunch.
Full lunch menu 11.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri
Streamlined evening menu 5.30pm-8pm (gig nights only) & 6pm-8pm