I went down to Wild and Raw in Kensington (Calgary) today because I had to meet someone.
I had never been there before, but I knew that they at least served bone broth (because the person I was meeting was the person who supplies their grass-fed beef bones that they use in the broth (Rachel from Trail’s End Beef).
When I walked in to Wild and Raw, the first thing they did was ask how they could help me. I asked for advice, explaining that I could not have anything with dairy, gluten, soy, seeds or nuts (I forgot to mention nightshades)… and they came up with a few recommendations.
They have a pretty extensive menu – lots of juices, lots of smoothies (that they call shakes), their “Euphoric Elixirs” (this category includes Bulletproof Coffee, Bone Broth and Veggie Broth among others), and even Kombucha “on-tap”.
But by this time, I had already decided that I was going to try the bone broth despite the fact that it contained “spices” (which almost certainly included nightshades). And as I have never reacted to nightshade spices in the past, I decided to heck with it… even if I am supposed to be doing an AIP-exclusion “reset”, I was still having that broth!
And let me tell you that broth was delicious! Gingery, spicy, and you could just tell that it was doing you good!
I would recommend it to anyone unless they really do react to nightshade spices…
Wild and Raw is quite a small place – only half a dozen tables or so (I did not count them), and it had only been open less than 30 minutes when I walked in, so it was empty… but after about 5 minutes Rachel, her husband Tyler, her 2 children and a friend all came in….
It was a really friendly place and I will most definitely be going back!
And I would recommend it to anyone, whether they are Paleo, AIP or whatever they eat. This is a really nice place that has something for everyone. (They even do a vegetarian broth for the non-meat-eaters…)
Next time, I want to try their Kombucha…