Saturday, December 21, 2013

An Unexpected Option for Paleo Dieters

Following the Paleo Diet and struggling when dining out? Then look no further than Elevation Burger, a fast-casual food option founded locally in Falls Church, VA.

With over 33 locations in the U.S. (nearly 10 in the DC area alone) and several international locations, Elevation Burger offers a number of items on their menu that cater to and can be easily modified to meet Paleo diet restrictions. The Paleo Diet is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups that our ancestors would have eaten during the Paleolithic era, which helps to optimize health, minimize risk of chronic disease, and lose weight. Foods consumed when following the Paleo Diet include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-range beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game), fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils, and avoiding dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars, & processed foods. 

At Elevation Burger, all burgers are made from 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef, and to meet Paleo Diet requirements, burgers can be prepared in a lettuce wrap and topped with a variety of fresh produce. I ordered my burger with a lettuce wrap and chose to top it with tomato and raw onion. The lettuce wrap that surrounded the burger was strong, crispy, and really held up the two burger patties housed inside. As I consumed the burger, I was pleased to note that the lettuce did not become mushy. The meat tasted fresh, juicy, and was nicely seasoned. My first time consuming a burger with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun, I felt satisfied, but not over-stuffed, upon finishing the burger. 

Thanks to Elevation Burger, Paleo dieters now have a great option for dining out that will allow diners to adhere to the diet and support a business that is committed to environmental sustainability and occupational health. For more information, visit

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Richard said...

It is a good option to have, but those lettuce wrap burgers do get very drippy, messy, and too soggy before I can devour it.
p.s. I eat fast.

capitalcooking said...

That makes sense. I guess bread is what helps avoid that.

Michael Tayter said...

I recommend less sauces (or no sauce) on a lettuce wrap. It doesn't really need them anyway. That won't stop the juiciness of the burger from leaking through, but it does buy you more time! And of course, keep the paper wrapping on the wrap and just roll it down as you go. Happy eating!

capitalcooking said...

Thanks for the tip!