It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to have lunch at Nourish, but I was in town doing a bit of Fathers’ Day shopping, so I dropped in with my 4 year old.
I love eating at Nourish. It’s one of the few places where I don’t have to even mention that I’m coeliac, which really is a joy. And I am able to choose the sort of food I would buy if I wasn’t gluten free – perfect for me, and very healthy to boot.
Nourish is right in the centre of Sheffield on Pinstone Street, opposite the Peace Gardens and serves nutritious, fresh, fast food, to eat in or take away. It was established in 2013 by a nutritionist, a personal trainer and a chef – they seem to be doing well as they are about to open a second branch in Leeds. I really hope this place stands the test of time as it’s a really great lunch stop.
I had a chicken satay hot pot, pictured on the right. It was much fuller when it arrived, with plenty of big pieces of chicken, lots of spiralised vegetables and a lovely sauce made from almond butter, coconut milk, chilli and coriander.
I also had a delicious smoothie, made with vanilla protein powder, almond butter, spinach, almond milk and blueberries. It doesn’t sound all that as a list of ingredients, but whizzed up in a blender, it’s fab.
Small boy is a bit harder to cater for at Nourish. In the past, he’s had a hot sweet potato, but he didn’t fancy one today so I got him a salad box with chicken, broccoli, spinach, boiled egg and some sweet potato and quinoa balls. I had to eat those though, as they turned out a bit spicy for the boy. Maybe not the best value meal for him, but between us, we only left a few spinach leaves and a bit of egg.
Nourish are excellent at food labelling, with icons on their menus and packaging to advise whether the food is gluten free, dairy free, low carb, vegetarian, vegan (and others). They cater well for all sorts of dietary requirements! Their packaging and cutlery is all recycled / recyclable and / or biodegradable – another box ticked for me.
We chose a window seat right at the front, where we enjoyed watching the comings and goings of the city: we watched the cranes at work and pointed out people with silly hair – perfect entertainment for a 4 year old.