The Caveman Truck

As you may or may not know, my job sends me out on the occasional field trip. This past week, I found myself in Indianapolis. You know what that means… CrossFit drop in! Headed on over to CrossFit Naptown in pursuit of a WOD and a t-shirt, ended up with more than I bargained for. More = a ripped hand (5th round of Barbara with no gloves) and parked around the corner was a PALEO FOOD TRUCK!


I can’t even tell you how excited I was for dinner after seeing that. I would have made a 6 year old with allowance money seeing an ice cream truck on a 100 degree day in July seem like they had it under control. Run on sentence. Followed by a few fragments. Nice. Eating paleo on the road is definitely possible, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world. Let’s just say after a seriously dismal salad experience on Tuesday night, a good quality meal was exactly what my Wednesday needed.

About: The Caveman Truck

Location: Somewhere in the Indianapolis metro area, follow the @CavemanTruck on Twitter for daily updates

Shelby, the guy behind this genius idea, has a great lineup on the menu. After sneaking in the last rep of Barbara at 39:23 (just under the 40min time cap), I was hungry. Then again, I’m always hungry. No news here.


It was nearing the end of the day, so all the Indianapolis-dwelling bacon lovers had run the truck out at that point. Smart people… they know what’s good. Bacon > gluten.


After staring at the menu for my usual eternity of indecision, there was a guy in line in front of me with the grass-fed beef sliders and I was sold. Guacamole always makes me happy, plus the pickle/beef/lettuce combo reminded me of my Romaine Roast Beef Roll-Ups. Banana chips for dessert! I can’t even tell you how quickly I inhaled my meal.

We can blame the awful hotel room lighting for not doing my dinner aesthetic justice. It was really green. It tasted great. It also smelled wonderful before I dug in, which is why I wasn’t really inclined to spend too much time trying to get a photo I was satisfied with. Sorry, people.


I’ve got to say, it’s wonderful that SOMEONE out there is taking a food truck and using it to sell a menu that’s not just a fried pile of potatoes, cheese and refined carbs. Despite eating dinner ridiculously fast, I felt full, but a GOOD full. Not the “gahhh I ate 5 slices of pizza and instantly regret it” kind of full. Also, the truck has a pretty awesome caveman logo.

Shelby – Your food rocks.

Indianapolis – Eat here. Lots. I can’t wait to come back in July.


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