Paleo Friendly & Casual in Los Angeles: Cafe Midi

I just had to write a little review of a hidden gem of a lunch place.

Today, hungry, after furniture shopping on La Brea, my husband and popped into Cafe Midi in hopes of finding a simple salad with some sort of protein.

Boy, were we in luck!  The menu must  have listed about fifty salads (not kidding) and many didn’t appear to require too much alteration in order to suit our Paleo lifestyle needs.

Located in the same building as American Rag Cie, you can also pick up a Diptyque candle or two after enjoying a lovely meal.

Add to that the fact that several steamed veggies are listed as menu options (as opposed to having to ask my usual question of ‘does the chef have any fresh veggies to prepare as a side?”), and we knew we were in the right place.

I opted for the Chopped Organic Kale with Belgium Endive, Tomato Provencal, Asparagus, Mango, Blackened Chicken  while my husband went with the Arugula with Mango, Tomato, Sliced Cucumber, Fresh Ginger & Blackened Mahi-Mahi (both no dressing, with olive oil on the side) and we shared sides of steamed broccoli and spinach.

Not only do they offer a broad range of salads, they also have an additional breakfast menu as well as a Mexican cuisine option, both of which looked equally easy to Paleoize.

Be sure to stop in if you’re in that neck of the woods (can I still write woods when I’m referring to LA?) and stay tuned for more restaurant reviews and recommendations!