A healthy and clean-eating food company is planning to open a new branch in the centre of York.
The owners of The Naked Deli plan to open in the empty shop beside Marks & Spencer in Parliament Street. The company was founded in Newcastle in 2014 and has enjoyed rapid growth, adding three further branches in the city.
It also has a branch at Glasgow Airport and announced plans in 2019 for a UK-wide expansion, aiming to open three new sites a year.
Its menu includes superfood smoothies and lattes, protein shakes, salads, hot bowls and breakfasts.
The company describes itself as “the place to go for clean, healthy, nutritious, natural foods, smoothies, gluten-free refined sugar free treats, smoothies and cold pressed juices.”
It uses only unprocessed, whole and natural state foods, and promises “no hidden sugars, ‘E’ numbers, hormones or chemicals that you can’t pronounce, never mind want to eat.”
Vegan and gluten-free options
The menus include a range of vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and meat options. The Naked Beef Burger uses ‘grass-fed beef patties’.
The Parliament Street building has had a number of changes in recent years. It was a branch of Monsoon Children for around 12 years until 2017. The owners then sought permission to turn it into a pub, café or wine bar, before abandoning that plan.
The building was occupied by the travel agent Flight Centre from 2018 to 2020, but the company closed the branch as part of its national response to the Covid pandemic.
Naked Deli is the latest in a series of food and drink business to announce York plans in recent weeks. As YorkMix has reported, a café-theatre is planned in The Stonebow, the old EE shop at the corner of Coney Street and New Street has become Mariachi Tacos, and Rosa’s Thai Café is set to open in Coney Street, beside the Mansion House.
The current planning application can be viewed here.