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Nama-ste!

There’s a secret little place in Notting Hill that gives you glow power. A few bites of their delicious raw and vegan delights will leave you beaming from ear to ear all day long. It’s a peaceful spot on Talbot Road called Nama

They serve foamy almond flat whites that make you go mmmmmmmmm.

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And matcha lattes that make you go ahhhhhhhhh.

Matcha latte

They make oodles of noodles which are made of courgette. Spiralised into thick ribbons, covered in a light sauce of tomato and the freshest black olives – it felt like eating real pasta again! But better.

I am now a total courgetti spaghetti convert.

Raw courgetti spghetti at Nama

Their chilli is made from mushrooms, walnut, carrots and peppers, served with guacamole and corn chips! We tucked right in.

Chilli with guacamole at Nama

And how about a palate cleansing juice to finish?

Made with apple, kale, celery, cucumber and lemon my Sweet Green was just what it said on the…ย  jar. Sweet and so very green.

Green juice

I didn’t want to leave Nama, its calming ambiance and healthy treats. I just only wish it was open 24/7.

110 Talbot Road
W11 1JR
London – UK
+44 (0) 207 313 4638

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Be my gluten-free Valentine?

There are many gluten-free alternatives to most things these days. But bread, my friends, is always a huge disaster.

I’m very well acquainted with the dry, foamy impostors. In fact I have become so used to them, that on a recent date with the BF at newish Paleo restaurant ‘Pure Taste’ on Westbourne Grove I wasn’t at all excited by the gluten-free Garlic and Rosemary Foccacia bread that arrived with a creamy avocado butter on the side. But then I tasted it..

Warm, freshly baked and completely delicious, I was hooked on Pure Taste from the word bread.

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Then they brought out salmon canapes on spoons…

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And silky Jerusalem artichoke soup with hazelnut and truffle…

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And scallops with apple and parsnip puree… so I was even more hooked.

Pure Taste, London

This was all swiftly followed by halibut with spinach, lemon and a generous handful of crunchy dukkah.

Pure Taste, London

And last but not least, guinea fowl with cavolo nero, maderia, prunes and their own ‘bread sauce’.

Pure Taste, London

If you live with intolerances and allergies or a restricted diet, this is the kind of restaurant you have been waiting for.

Pure Taste
115 Westbourne Grove
London, W2 4UP

Tanya’s Cafe Chelsea

Vegan? Gluten free? Organic? Tanyaโ€™s Cafe ticks very health box. In fact, everything that comes out of Tanya’s kitchen is completely raw and full of nutrients.

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A place for yoga bunnies to meet up post work out and nibble on seriously delicious and raw food, there’s a bit of hype around Tanya’s at the moment. And rightly so. The food is amazing! It’s not cheap – but it really is worth the price tag.

Raw Tacos at Tanyas Cafe Chelsea

We ordered the tacos, which were the tastiest tacos Iโ€™ve ever eaten. Guacamole, portobello mushroom ‘meat’ and salsa in a dehydrated taco.

This was followed by crunchy munchy cheesy kale chips and avocado with super-seed mix.

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We skipped out of Tanya’s, satisfyingly full and glowing with raw-ness.

Tanya’s Cafe
35 Ixworth Place,
London
SW3 3QX