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Irene Arango and Rich Havardi
All it took was one shot from Instagram to have Nama Foods in Notting Hill on my bucket list of places to visit on my next day off in London. What’s my knowledge on the raw food movement? Bare minimum and enough to have Chef Cynthia Louise shaking her head in disbelief. It was a brief friendship but a very healthy and stimulating one. My fondest memory of Chef Cynthia Louise was her beetroot chocolate cake and if I recall correctly, there was no oven involved in this recipe.
Chef Cynthia Louise was my introduction to raw food and eating well so I was naturally drawn to experiencing what Nama Foods had to offer. I called on one of my best friends and together we headed down to Notting Hill to test the hype. This post is not going to be published to educate you on raw food, there plenty of websites specialising on this topic. I will however, at least entice you to visit Nama foods if you’re wandering around Notting Hill.
We started with 2 for 1 coconut water, supplied by CocoFace
Then I ordered the zucchini pasta in tomato sauce (white sauce is the other option) thinking I’d receive gluten free pasta with zucchini pieces- don’t ask. Whatever, sometimes my ignorance is rewarding.
“You mean, instead of actual pasta, it’s zucchini…?”
My girl friend looks at me with absolute shock or disgust, or both, “You actually don’t know about zucchini pasta? There was a craze about it a while back…” The only food crazes I actually notice are the ones involving cronuts and oreo shakes.
So what does a sushi platter look like at Nama Foods?
This sushi platter at Nama Foods consists of Kohlrabi rice, ‘roasted’ Asian mushrooms, carrot, cucumber, cabbage, avocado, sprouts, nori and sesame dipping sauce with a savoy salad.
Moving Onto Dessert…
Yes, I know
That series of imagery was pure evil but there are no words to define how delicious the chocolate ganache tart was. It’s been a while since I’ve come across edible petals too! We almost ordered another for £6. Almost.
Was it worth the visit? Yes. I’ve promised myself to visit again on a Sunday morning to try their Walnut pancakes and ice cream. Obviously my diet goes out the window on Sundays as you may have noticed.
Nama Foods 110 Talbot Road, London W11 1JR
020 7313 4638