Since May 2010 Nourish at the Optima Camelview has been serving health-conscious food of the gluten free, soy free, peanut free, dairy free...well, you get idea, variety to the Scottsdale crowd. Now that's no longer so.
The restaurant closed quietly over the weekend. According to owner Kirstin Carey (and a sign on the door of the Scottsdale restaurant), Nourish will relocate in the fall to to a new location in the fall. In the meantime, the new Gilbert location will remain open.
Carey says the landlord at Optima at Camleview has "decided to do something different" with the space, therefore requiring Nourish to move out. There are plans to move the restaurant to a new location in Tempe, though Carey says she can't give an exact address until the deal is finalized.
The silver lining for those healthy eaters out there is that a Gilbert location of the restaurant opened last month at 1495 Sout Higley Road. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. You can view the menu for the Gilbert location on the Nourish website.
Carey, a certified holistic nutritionist, started Nourish to give dining options to those with dietary restrictions. The entire menu is gluten free, soy free, and peanut free and most items are also dairy free. The restaurant also offers vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, egg-free, Paleo, and raw menu options.