Three friends are hoping to nourish the people of Sheffield with healthy-eating advice after opening a new takeaway.
Nourish promises ‘fast food with a conscience’ and its menu is packed with freshly-made calorie-conscious eats.
The eatery, on Pinstone Street in the city centre, is the brainchild of brothers Ben and Richard Pryor and friend Dave Stache, who joined forces with the aim of providing locals with quick and nutritious food.
Dave, aged 34, of Walkley, said: “People always claim they don’t have time to eat healthily, so we’re getting rid of that excuse for them.
“Our meals can be prepared on-site in two to five minutes and they taste great – we challenge anybody to come and try them and say otherwise.”
And the trio know what they are talking about – Dave is a nutritionist, Ben is a personal trainer and Richard is a chef.
Dave said: “Nutrition is powerful and we honestly think if more people were aware of its effects on everything in their life, they’d do more about it.
“If you have low energy, struggle with concentration, have trouble sleeping or find yourself feeling low, address your nutrition and you’ll likely solve the problem.
“We’re already seeing far too many health complications in this country as a result of poor nutrition and we believe the key is educating people.”
Ben, 27, from Mosborough, said: “Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and unsatisfying. It can be tasty and filling, and that’s really what we’ve strived for here.’’
They hope to eventually turn Nourish into a chain, with restaurants across the region, and their ambitious plans go beyond simply serving food.
They are planning a free ‘Introduction to Nutrition’ course later in the year, which people can attend to learn the basics of what they should be putting into their body, as well as cooking classes with Richard, where people can find out more about cooking for a family on a budget.
They have also joined Sheffield Council’s food-plan strategy, to have more of a voice on the vision for nutrition in the city.
Richard, 28, of Mosborough, said: “It’s not about money to us, it never has been. We’re passionate about making healthy food accessible in Sheffield.’’
n Nourish is open six days a week and offers an eat-in, takeaway and delivery service. For details, see Nourish Restaurants