Clean-eating fanatics in the Avenues have a new post-workout destination: health-conscious Nourish Cafe has opened its doors. It's a passion project for locals Sarah Bacon, Joseph Kohn, and Brighton Miller, who met in a fitness boot camp a few years back and all live within six blocks of the Richmond restaurant. Their focus is on meat- and dairy-free food that tastes great, with organic, non-GMO options like a falafel bowl with romaine, hummus, cucumbers, and pickled onions, or a marinated tofu banh mi with roasted sweet potatoes and a cashew wasabi mayo. Also in the mix: acai bowls, toast (in varieties like avocado or housemade raw "Nutella"), and a daily soup. Here's the full menu.
On the drinks side, Nourish is pressing its own fresh juices (ranging from green to carrot-orange-ginger) and offering smoothies in flavors like banana-chocolate and pineapple. Ruby Roast coffee, gluten-free "ice cream sandwiches" with coconut-milk-based ice cream, and fresh baked goods round things out.
The space is very petite, with just eight seats; to help satisfy the takeout-centric crowd, they're offering online ordering and pick-up and a grab-and-go case in front stocked with chia puddings and to-go salads. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-7 pm; they're also open for brunch on weekends (9 am-3 pm), with special items like a quinoa waffle and a sweet grain bowl. Expect some outdoor seating to be added in the next few weeks.