Restaurant Review: Delicious Nutritious is Open in Fountain Hills!

kale pom walnut salad; denu, iheartfountainhills.com

kale pomegranate walnut salad

After months of anticipation of the local eatery to replace our beloved Splendid Foods space next to the Water and Ice Store, we happily dined on GMO-free, local, organic fare by Delicious Nutritious (Denu) Cafe.  Delicious and nutritious indeed!  Co-owner Atom  is a chef previously linked to certified organic, gluten-free restaurants in California. While his partner, Sahar (originally from Iran, and raised in Sweden), had a vision for sharing their delicious and nutritious creations with Fountain Hills residents.

denu cafe owners; iheartfountainhills.com

Sahar and Atom – Denu Cafe Owners

Today was Denu’s grand opening, and word quickly spread around town.  We started with the blueberry smoothie made with cashew milk.  It is divinely smooth with a hint of cinnamon.  Their offerings today consisted of creamy potato leek soup ($8), kale, pomegranate, and walnut salad ($10) and portabello mushroom nori wrap ($12).  We ordered a half order of everything for $14.  Flavors were very clean and fresh.  Denu is currently 80% organic, sourcing from local farmers including McClendon Farms.

They will be adding new items to the menu daily largely depending on what is in season.  Tomorrow  they will be offering a roasted cauliflower eggplant casserole, lemon cucumber stuffed with cashew cheese, and stuffed cabbage.  What to expect in the future? Expect to find arepas (a corn-based flatbread often served as a sandwich) on the menu, a testament to Atom’s Columbian heritage. As well as Persian dishes like ash reshteh (a thick winter stew made with beans, spinach, mint, dill, and cilantro).

Be sure to stop in to welcome new residents Atom and Sahar to Fountain Hills, and taste some of their delicious and nutritious food!  Stay tuned for an interview with the new owners!

 Menu – Friday 10/23

 

Temporarily cash only!

 

Denu Cafe
12015 N Saguaro Blvd # 102
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480 699 1744

Mon-Sat 11 AM – 6PM (note: will be closed Sat 10/24 due to catering)

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3 Responses to Restaurant Review: Delicious Nutritious is Open in Fountain Hills!

  1. Marie 22 October, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Thank god someone gets it

  2. Norma Ramirez 23 October, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Thank you for the review! We need restaurants like that in Fountain Hills. Can you tell us the hours and days it is open?

  3. Atom 31 October, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for the stellar review Ally! We have been blessed with amazing patrons that appreciate real food with flavor.
    We are now accepting all cards and have wifi.
    Looking forward to sharing our set menu with everyone next week.

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