Cultured Caveman: The West Coast's First 100% Paleo Friendly Food Cart
What better place than Portland, OR to start a radically different food establishment featuring items based on what our ancestors ate? We want to allow food lovers, especially those with dietary restrictions, to enjoy meticulously prepared, healthful cuisine in a convenient and quick manner.
The paleo diet is sometimes better described by what it isn't: no gluten, no dairy, no added sugar, no soy, no legumes, no processed food of any sort. Cultured Caveman will offer a unique change of pace from most carbohydrate-heavy food cart fare. We will serve healthful, nourishing, protein-rich entrees that are 100% gluten, soy, and dairy free.
Who We Are
Heather: foodie, 12 years food & beverage experience, business expert, and the best personality this side of the Mississippi. Watch her sing beautiful things: Compromise (Heather Hunter Original).
Joe: paleo diet follower, fitness freak, biochemistry nerd, lover of meat. Watch him get deep on physics: Is Schrodinger's Cat Proof We're Living in a Computer Simulation.
We'll be located at the new Alberta15 food cart pod, located at 15th and Alberta in NE Portland. Currently in development and opening May 31st, Alberta15 will be a beautiful destination to come and stay a while, with covered seating, outdoor heaters, and restrooms.
Egg Frittata Muffins: savory cupcakes made with organic coconut flour and omega-3 eggs. Available in 2 flavors to start: Kale+Bacon+Shallot and Wild Mushroom+Red Pepper+Spinach (vegetarian).
Slow Roasted Beef Cheeks, Served in a Nori Hand Roll: locally-sourced grass-fed beef cheeks seasoned with ancho chili and natural cacao powder, served in a convenient, nutrient-rich cone of nori.
Paleo Fried Chicken Drumsticks: coated in a healthy "breading" made with almond flour, chipotle powder, and garlic. The perfect fried chicken alternative for those with gluten intolerance.
Wild Mushrooms in Bone Broth: rich, slow simmered broth full of omega-3's, protein, and collagen (wonderful for your skin).
Sweet & Russet Potato Fries: pressure-fried in organic grass-fed beef tallow, to a perfect crispiness.
Baked Kale Chips: better than popcorn! Made with avocado oil and fleur de sel.
Gluten and lactose-free treats like macadamia nuts, dark chocolate, natural protein shakes, coconut water, kombucha tea, yerba mate, and Stumptown coffee!
Why We Need You
We've already invested in a beautiful purple and green food cart, currently parked in Joe's driveway. But, it needs to be upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 4 food cart. This involves buying and installing an all-new sink and dishwashing station.
Upgrade Food Cart: $1000
We need to buy additional cooking equipment including an oven, slow cookers, and a pressure fryer.
Cooking Equipment: $1000
In order to secure our place at 15th and Alberta, we need to pay first/last month's rent and utilities.
Healthy, locally-sourced ingredients aren't cheap, but they are vital to our operation. We need grass-fed meat and tallow, local pastured eggs, and fresh vegetables. We also need paper goods to serve all these delicious things!
Starting Inventory: $1500
Thank you so much for helping to make our dream jobs a bit closer to reality!!!
~Heather & Joe
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