Last weekend I finally managed to go to Nama Foods. I’ve been desperate to go ever since they opened their wonderfully healthy doors, but somehow I just haven’t found the time. By George (WHO is he? and why must everything be run past him…) I wish I had gone sooner. I would have eaten there at least twice a day if I had known.
I was a bit nervous that after hearing so much about the place that it would be a bit of a disappointment. This has happened to me a few times in the last few weeks and it’s always so deflating. But with Nama, all my worries were completely misplaced as it is every bit as good as people say. If not better.
Whether you are health enthusiast, or possibly just dipping your toe into the waters of ‘trying to be healthier’, or perhaps you are a sofa loving pizza aficionado, you will love this place. The dishes are as clever as they are are delicious. Completely original and introduces you to different ways of using ingredients you would never have dreamt of!
Can you tell I liked this place??
Well I really did, and I know you are going to love it too.
We started with a carrot juice to cleanse the palate. I carrot tell you how good it was…
Bella was a little camera shy…not that I can talk!
And then we shared the raw ravioli as a starter. I have to say, the moment I took my first bite, I regretted that I was sharing it. My mind raced with ways I could wrestle the second half away from my friend Bella, and gobble the rest myself. But alas, she had the same thoughts, we clashed forks and before I knew it, it was all gone. Ridiculously delicious, light and flavoursome.
Oooh and here’s a little close up. The fig jam was incredibly good!
And then the mains arrived. This is actually a very hard review to write because I genuinely wish I was eating it ALL, all over again. The thai green curry was so good, it was hard not to do a Greg Wallace impression. I found myself with my eyes closed, and savouring every little spoonful. I’m afraid I was a little like Greg is when he’s set eyes on a melt in the middle chocolate pudding. The daikon ‘rice’ was delicious and will definitely be appearing on the blog soon!
Just look at this beauty….
The pizza, whilst not appearing exactly as a pizza, was one of the best healthy pizzas I’ve had. Topped with sundried tomatoes, caramelised onions, and nut cheese and an abundance of micro herbs. The way I ate it, made me pleased I wasn’t on a date. Just a tip for the future, if you’re trying to appear alluring, it may be best to stay clear of micro herbs…
The thing I love about this kind of food, is not only is it really inspiring, it’s seriously yummy, but it is also incredibly filling. But filling in the best possible way, where you feel satisfied, and nourished without feeling guilty, bloated and tired.
That being said, we did manage to squeeze in a little pudding. Well, we had to, because I wanted to be able to tell you all what it was like! But honestly we didn’t need it. We ordered the tasting plate, mainly because we were desperate to try the berry ‘cheesecake’ I’ve seen circulating on Instagram. Only…when our plate arrived….there was no cheesecake. We were mollified by the waiter who assured us they must have run out. Miffed as we were, we got over it. Until the diner next to us ordered a huge slab of cheesecake and it appeared as if by magic. Favouritism.
Moving on, the pudding plate was delicious. Little bites of healthy goodies. Brownies, energy balls and nuts a plenty. The caramel chocolate bars (in the middle) were sensational.
So, if you haven’t been yet, I urge you to pop along. It’s heavenly and is definitely now one of my favourite places to eat.
Visit them here or here….
110 Talbot Road
London – UK
+44 (0) 207 313 4638