Paleo Mama Bakery produces and sells paleo-friendly treats like cupcakes, cheesecakes, dessert bars and cookies, as well as crackers, granolas, tortillas, pizza crusts, frozen pizzas, naan, and more. Some, like donuts and pop tarts, rotate daily. Decorated special-occasion cakes are available.
The space is mainly production in back, with a small retail store in front. Though there’s no seating, they offer wraps and hot Paleo Mama pizzas for carry-out. That bears repeating: Madison now has hot paleo pizza!
In addition, they stock selected items from local producers like Rude Brew Kombucha, Ona Foods, Cadence Cold Brew, RPs pasta, Yum Butter, Tabal Chocolate, and Supercharge Foods.
Ingredients are well-considered and top quality. Some items are technically primal due to dairy. Some options are keto-friendly.
Hours are Tuesday-Friday 9-4, and Saturday 9-1.
409 South Few Street, Madison
Surya Cafe is a vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant which is also entirely gluten free. To the extent that they don’t serve meat, they are also surprisingly paleo friendly. They do offer duck eggs (provided by the chef’s personal ducks) and a choice of dairy or non-dairy yogurt. They’re very willing to alter recipes to accommodate a paleo diet. For example, swapping roasted veggies for beans in the sweet potato hash, or cashews for peanuts.
I haven’t had a chance to personally try their food yet, but menu options that appeal to me include the zucchini noodle alfredo (cashew sauce, cauliflower, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus), hearty bowl (sweet potato hash, kale, avocado, cilantro-lime dressing, omit black beans), and duck egg quiche (spinach, sun-dried tomato, mushroom, served with mixed greens). In addition to entrees, they offer a variety of salads, snack platters, soups, smoothies, juices, coffee and tea. Sandwiches can be made as lettuce wraps or with dry roasted mushroom cap “buns.”
The cafe uses simple, pure ingredients, avoiding additives and processed foods, and utilizing local and organic produce when possible. Cooking fats are exclusively coconut oil and olive oil. Surya Cafe seems like an especially good option if you’re dining with a mixed paleo/vegan group.
5500 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg
Good Food – Low Carb Cafe offers low-carb and paleo-friendly fare such as hot zoodle bowls, lettuce tacos, homemade soups and organic chicken bone broth, salads, Asian meatballs, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, pasture-raised chicken wings, grain-free flatbread pizza, locally-roasted organic coffee, assorted cold drinks, and a weekend brunch menu.
In addition to the restaurant, they also do catering, as well as operate two food carts which are available for private parties. They try to source produce locally when possible, and there are always vegan/vegetarian options. Note: I haven’t been there yet to try it out, initial review stars are based on information from others, and are (as are all reviews) subject to updates.
Open Monday – Friday, 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday (Brunch Menu Only) 9am – 3pm
4674 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison, WI 53716