When you think of Fast Food, what do you envisage? Sweet Potato, Poached Egg and Pesto? Mackerel Omega Power Salad? Quinoa Porridge? Perhaps not, but this is something David Stache, Nutritionist and Founder of Nourish hopes to change as he opens his first Nourish Restaurants in Leeds next month.

 The philosophy of Nourish is to provide a healthy fast food option that is accessible and affordable, as well as educating people on what makes a healthy choice for them and their lifestyle.

The menu not only lists the ingredients of its breakfast, lunch and dinner options but also their nutritional values, with a carefully considered balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats in every meal. 

Whilst in normal fast food restaurants the calorific content of the menu items might cause you to flinch, Nourish pioneers the notion that fast food can indeed be healthy and  delicious.

The first Nourish, which opened in Sheffield in 2013 has proved to be a huge success and one which David hopes to emulate with the introduction of the Leeds restaurant at a City Centre location on Bond Street.

Exposed brickwork, scaffold baton benches and walls constructed from recycled timber and glass are all part of Nourishs concept of bringing the outside in’, the cutlery is even made of biodegradable potato starch.

David is a qualified nutritionist and knows that many people struggle to eat healthily for many reasons such as not having time to cook and not knowing which are the right foods to eat. His aim is to solve these problems by not only providing delicious and healthy food, but also educating customers through their menu, blog posts, social media and offering personal consultation appointments with Nourishs onsite nutritionist.

David also aims for Nourish to change peoples perceptions of eating healthily, which can often be negative and he has designed a new menu especially for the Leeds restaurant. Although each dish is carefully developed with calories and balanced food groups in mind, Nourish say that they never compromise on flavour and in fact, introduce some very interesting taste combinations youd never think of trying at home.

Opening for breakfast and lunch from 7am until 6.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9-5pm Sundays, they offer a wide variety of healthy options, including wraps, sandwiches, curries, salads and superfood boxes available.

For more information visit www.nourishrestaurants.co.uk

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