You’re enjoying a leisurely stroll between the stalls of fresh produce and homemade goodies at Qout Market, only to find yourself suddenly drawn to a swarm of people waiting in line to get into one particular attraction. Decked out in stones and bricks, old pieces of wood and strands of hay streaming from the ceiling, this attraction actually serves as a food hall for Caveboy Grubs, the latest dairy, gluten and grain-free Paleolithic (or Paleo) foodie concept to hit the scene. Before we quickly move on past the stall while thinking to ourselves, ‘who wants to eat like a caveman?’ we couldn’t help but notice the bliss on people’s faces as they sampled cakes, breads and chocolates. At that very moment, we wanted to be like them and wondered how could dairy-free chocolate exist?
That’s what the Caveboy Grubs team aims to achieve. With gourmands Fadhel Husain, Aziz Ali Almawash and Rami Obeid on hand, Caveboy Grubs is changing the meaning of a Paleo lifestyle, one delectable, yet alternative, dish at a time. Caveboy Grubs’ creations include Paleo Falafel wraps, pizza, carrot cakes, bagels, breads in different kinds, chocolates and much more.
When Fadhel discovered the Paleo lifestyle about two years ago, he threw out all his preconceived notions about dieting, and chose to eat clean for a variety of reasons. He experienced certain food allergies, and met many more people with even more severe reactions to various ingredients. So he decided to take a closer look at the food he consumed, and came to the conclusion that everything we consume today on a regular basis is severely over processed and is simply bad for us. Never proclaiming himself a preacher, as Fadhel loves food just like the average Joe does if not more, he wished to emulate all of his favorite foods yet in a healthier manner, the Paleo way. He explains, “Paleo food isn’t really a diet, it is a lifestyle and a choice. You don’t follow a program; you simply consume the foods your body is naturally built to handle. This means, no grains, no gluten and even in certain cases, dairy can be problematic to many. I tried it, and noticed a huge difference in my health and experienced a general sense of wellness that I had never enjoyed before.” Essentially, customers will notice that most of Fadhel’s recipes revolve around incorporating simple ingredients from organic meats, veggies, and even eggs in certain instances.
To all food allergy sufferers, Caveboy Grubs is here to tell you that you are not alone. Getting that sense of fulfillment from food is not reserved to an esteemed few, as food is glorious and should be enjoyed by everyone. Whether or not you keep to a Paleo lifestyle, Caveboy Grubs constantly impresses us with inventive recipes like Chestnut and Tangerine cake. That effort, in and of itself, is one worthy of our admiration.
When we asked the Caveboy Grubs team about their creative booth design, Aziz explains that they take inspiration from nomads, or hunters and gatherers, from all parts of the world. “I took inspiration first from the name, and the type of food Fadhel offers. Before my involvement, I actually had no idea what Paleo was all about, let alone who our primal grandfathers were!” However, once Aziz tried Fadhel’s recipes, he knew that he’d encountered something completely different and swiftly developed and maintained all the branding elements pertaining to Caveboy Grubs. Fellow team member Rami, shares his sentiment. Responsible for raising awareness about this homegrown brand through the use of social media, Rami equally experienced a drastic change in his lifestyle once he embarked on this foodie journey. He no longer experienced a constant sense of bloating after each meal, and he managed to drop a whopping 15 Kg. We asked Rami about how long it took him to notice a difference in his health and general sense of wellness. “A week.” He stated, “That’s all it takes. Within one week, they way you taste food becomes entirely different and enhanced.”
To ensure that the items offered by Caveboy Grubs are constantly available, Fadhel ensures all of his ingredients are locally sourced, and he’s always up for accepting a challenge to recreate a local favorite in a Paleolithic light. Supported by his companions and a loving family, as Fadhel’s wife happens to be an amazing cook when it comes to traditional recipes, Caveboy Grubs strives to make Paleo a regular part of everyone’s diets.
For more information about Caveboy Grubs, find them on Instagram . Call or Whatsapp 9668 7475 for your orders and delivery.