I got to talk with one of the people behind nood, Moises Mehl, and although he himself is a raw vegan chef he supports the idea to cater for various lifestyles and eating habits. And that's what they did when they opened up a café bistro in SOHO, a place trying to accommodate main health diets: (raw) vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and nut-free. And they have the labelling to prove it .
The ingredients they use such as veggies, fruits and meats are mostly organic. Many of the paleo friendly dishes were of Moises making, and he has done a great job sourcing good quality ingredients and creating wholesome tasty dishes.
He even came up with Nood's own lactose free version of Bulletproof Coffee. Instead of using butter they add coconut butter and coconut oil to their organic coffee. et voilà:
Rocket Coffee to kick-start your day.
Think convenient health food hub for the busy Hongki. They have a grab-and-go corner with a wide selection of cold-pressed juices and smoothies, ready-made salads, wraps, sandwiches and health snacks for folks who need a a quick bite before dashing back home or to the office.
Warm food like organic chicken, fish, stir-fried veggies and hot soups are available at 11 am. The fish of the day was salmon and it looked good. I topped it up with a side of beet'n'pears and well seasoned okras. Getting salmon just right can be tricky. Dry overly pan-fried salmon makes Lory sad. But no sad face that day. The salmon was nicely done. And because my workout was good that day I decided to reward myself with a small refreshing Key West smoothie for HKD 58.
My only gripe or rather nitpicking points are for one that their veggies could be cut a bit smaller. The beets and pears pieces were chunky as if cut for squared-jawed lumberjacks and not smaller Asian jaws like mine. Another thing is that unfortunately the whey isolate they are using at nood food Soho is not grass-fed. Moises told me that they are still looking for a supplier and are looking into various brands.
Nevertheless Moises was excited to announce that there are several new grab-and-go paleo-friendly items in the pipeline, one being a paleo caesar salad with free-range chicken and eggs, parmesan made of brazil nuts and home-made clean mayonnaise made out of free-range eggs and olive oil and not seed oil fillers. I dare say the paleo future looks bright at nood food Soho.