Thanks to a brilliant treat on Friday I'm bringing back my I Love Heaton series, celebrating everything great about where I live. Ever since I moved to Heaton 9 months ago, I have been meaning to try The Naked Deli on Chillingham Road.
The healthy eatery is a great alternative to the fast food that litters the student area, everything is organic and as lean as possible and its something we all need in our diet a bit more I think. The cafe is like a beautiful garden kitchen, with plants everywhere, tiles and lots of wood. Its a cafe, restaurant and takeaway all rolled into one. The staff are down to earth and friendly and the menu, well that speaks for itself.
I decided to treat myself Friday on the way home from a big shop, so ladened down with 3 very heavy carrier bags I blustered in to The Naked Deli. The cafe was so busy (at around 2pm) but the staff took it all in their stride and didn't look the least bit flustered. I was confused and unsure of the menu, as to be honest after so much shopping stress I really craved carbs and sugar, but the staff were patient and made great recommendations- even when I forgot the word cappuccino. I left very happily with a chicken salad Naked box, and trundled on home a bit happier despite how heavy my shopping was! I devoured my lunch once I got in with the rich cappuccino, and it was delicious! Leafy green salad, sumptuous chicken and a divine sauce to bring it all together made the perfect Good Friday treat.
Images 1 and 4 are from my terrible phone camera, 2 and 3 are from The Naked Deli's Facebook
The Naked Deli is at 231 Chillingham Road, Heaton and also on Twitter.