Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cheap Eats -- Athlete Eats Doesn't Make You Sacrifice Flavor for Your Fitness

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cheap Eats -- Athlete Eats Doesn't Make You Sacrifice Flavor for Your Fitness

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Late bloomer or not, I want to be an athlete. My trainer puts me through some serious paces. The Olympics make me blubber like a baby. "Eye of the Tiger" is on my playlist. Yep, I love the thought of being an athlete except having to eat like one.

So who could possibly get this girl to switch her chips from fried to baked, potato to kale? Athlete Eats, that's who.

Athlete Eats is what happens when talented, highly credentialed culinary professionals including the chef and nutritionist for the Cardinals team up to serve flavorful cuisine that's largely Paleo- friendly, gluten-free and locally sourced.

Tucked into a Cherokee Street storefront, Athlete Eats is light- filled and cozy, with communal but comfortable bar seating. Sure, you can and probably should grab a to-go meal from the carryout case, but why only do that when you can linger over French press coffee, yummy smoothies or a menu of healthy, tasty entrees?

You might start with a Mason jar of Beets by AE ($3, half-pint), a bracing, balanced blend of cold-pressed beet, celery, apple, ginger and carrot juice. …

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