Paleo Connection (Closed)

11 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
3515 N Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34234

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Hashimoto's

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Absolutely the best food I have ever eaten thus far being paleo. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to order an entire meal and not minus or substitute everything off so I can eat it and still be worried about being glutened or dairied lol. I ordered the Paleo nachos and the Sweet potato knocchi. Absolutely AMAZING flavor. Twenty nine hundred stars.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very friendly & delicious!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We used to go to The Paleo Connection quite a bit. Nikki (the owner, cook, server) is friendly and helpful and the food is very good--especially for those with dietary restrictions like grains and dairy. However, the last time we went, the small place was overcrowded and no one--including Nikki--was wearing a mask. At our age, too risky. Sadly, we won't be back until the pandemic is over.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Low-FODMAP Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Celiac and never reacted.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The menu changes daily. Check FB and IG for the menu. The menu is entirely gluten free and paleo friendly. The main menu is prepared daily and not frozen. Everything tasted great. I did not try the bakery items. I don’t think they were freshly made.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We recently moved to the area and had to try this restaurant. We have gone just about every week since we first stepped foot in this place. The restaurant and menu may be small but the experience is amazing. Nikki (the owner) is a true talent. Her food is incredible. To be able to walk into a restaurant and pretty much order every single thing on the menu without making changes to it almost seems like a dream.

This isn't your typical restaurant. She creates a new menu each week, Tue-Fri, with typically 3 items only. Then on Saturday it's a new menu just for that day, with about 3 items. If you are the type of person that wants to order the same thing each visit, this place may not be for you.

Everything is gluten free by nature of it being Paleo. You'll swear it's not, but it is. It's that good. We literally plan our Saturdays around eating here.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very small, 3 menu choices but absolutely delicious!! Waffles over vegetarian chili? I was skeptical but so glad I tried it. Unbelievably tasty. Will definitely return when I’m in sarasota.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is AMAZING!!! 100% gluten free restaurant so totally celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This place is amazing! Everything is prepared to order - and comes out hot like it should! I love Nikki’s creative touch! It’s so rare to be able to eat 100% gluten free somewhere and also have a beautiful and delightful dish. The restaurant is entirely Paleo - so there is no gluten no dairy no grains etc. You won’t miss it, the food is delicious! I only wish she could clone herself and open for dinner too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I own Paleo Connection and to address our one star review claiming we don't have a "gluten free" menu... Our entire facility is dedicated gluten free. We don't have a separate gluten free menu because it's all gluten free. We are 120% celiac safe. I serve children daily with celiac disease. Perhaps Lisa is confused with where she dined. We do not sell rice as it is a grain. Nor have we ever carried grouper. I love my job and work extremely hard to accommodate people with dietary restrictions. To have an untrue one star review reported deters business and is, quite frankly, hurtful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF restaurant. The whole restaurant is paleo, so no grains, dairy, etc. The food is delicious and the few baked good offerings are outstanding. We will be returning. (The one review who says this is not safe for celiacs seems to be misplaced)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I don’t understand the lady named Lisa’s post. It makes absolutely no sense. The entire restaurant is dedicated to Paleo food. A paleo diet excludes all grains and gluten. This place is ridiculously delicious and healthy. I highly recommend eating here! The owner mysteriously makes cauliflower taste like real mashed potatoes. Her food tastes indulgent without the guilt. Even my non gf husband was in love with the food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There was no gluten free menu, the majority of the food could not be made gluten free. My husband had the broiled grouper with rice and green beans and still had some gluten issues after eating it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have eaten there twice. Both times the food was amazing! The last time I had Paleo chicken and waffles. Definitely worth checking out. The menu changes weekly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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