Today I visited the much anticipated PONO Superfood Bar on St Giles in Norwich! I had heard lots about it and been following the lead up on Instagram (@norwichpono)
PONO meaning “living in a state of happiness, harmony and balance” and that mantra is exactly what this place promotes and exudes and very well too I might add.
The vibe is minimal and clean looking decor with an inviting air of natural light and scattered pops of green plants PONO not only will fulfill your clean eating goals but is also extremely easy on the eyes and was a pleasure to photograph.
The menu isn’t huge but what is on there is of quality and has been designed with clear thought and direction. They are one of very few places in Norwich to serve smoothie bowls in a range of varieties, served in coconut bowls and I spied one which looked spot on! They also do salads which you choose the combo, avocado toast, smoothies and their signature dish a poke bowl. Along with a selection of hot and cold drinks and a selection of superfood sweet treats. Prices for food vary from £4-£8.50.
So now to the important bit! What did we eat and was it good? I visited with my mum and we tried a few different things, we went for a cappuccino, a green tea, a salmon poke bowl, smashed avo on toast and shared a coconut slice covered in dark chocolate which FYI was like a posh healthy bounty and was epic.
The food we ate was just amazing, packed with beautiful, colourful, fresh, delicious ingredients which were all of such quality. My poke bowl was insanely good, it was filled with heaps of raw marinated salmon, avocado, sweetcorn, mango salsa, brown rice, coriander, carrot, spinach, peppers and pickled ginger. It left me feeling really full but so nourished and satisfied with the cleanest taste in my mouth, this dish I can’t recommend enough, they also do the same dish with raw tuna which I’ll try next! Worth every penny.
Mum had the avo on toasted which again looked just perfect and for just £4 who doesn’t love avo on toast? Anyone? Served on toasted sour dough with a sprinkling or super seeds and fresh herbs it has has that little additional health kick to push you through the day!
So all in all as you can probably tell… I LOVE THIS PLACE! It’s going to be a danger working just down the road as I want to work my way through the menu! Next thing I’m trying will be the cacao and hazelnut dream smoothie bowl…mmmmm. I’m just so delighted to have somewhere that feeds so perfectly into my passion for clean and healthy eating and to have those little differences we haven’t quite had yet here in Norwich. They are open 6 days a week 8-4 Mon-Fri and 9-4 Saturday and they do takeout too! Plus they take card!
Please go visit these lovely guys and support our independent talent. You won’t be disappointed.
So who’s been? Or who’s dying to go?
Thanks for reading! H x