NAMA is, in it’s own words “a raw food oasis” in the heart of Notting Hill (on Talbot Road). They offer nutritional meals and refreshments, as well as a number of other services including raw cleanse programs – something I will definitely be looking into after the Christmas and New Year period!
The interior is stripped back to clean walls and utilizes wooden tables, creating an air of calm, and purity just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
As we were only passing for a flying visit, we kept our order relatively small! A wrap, pizza and delicious cucumber infused water, which is completely addictive.
The Mexican wrap – made from flax seed and courgette – was layered with rich guacamole, pico de gallo (fresh, uncooked salsa) layered with shredded lettuce and carrot. An interesting twist on the typical tortilla, hearty but refreshing.
We split an Italian pizza which had a courgette and walnut crust topped with a rich tomato sauce and topped with black olives, onion and sundried tomatoes, utterly more-ish even without the cheese.
They also offer a number of raw food courses ranging from an introduction to raw food cuisine to courses on chocolate and world foods. I think vegan and raw food sometimes suffer from bad press, so the more people learning about the wonderful things you can do with good quality, fresh produce will definitely help demystifying people.