The retail space is located at 3410 N. 24th Street in Phoenix and opens this week. In addition to a carefully curated selection of goodies – cheese, charcuterie, oils, vinegars, condiments, spices, baking products and teas – nomada has a “cozy coffee corner” where guests can sit and linger over a latte or an Americano and purchase beans. Globally inspired ready-made and heat-and-serve options include hummus, baba ganoush, seasonal salads, grain bowls, wraps, roasted chicken, seared salmon, sushi, soup and rillettes (chicken and duck).
Fans of Nonna Urban Eatery will be thrilled to have access to fresh pasta from the restaurateur couple. Some are traditional, like tagliatelle, while others are delightfully experimental: beet campanelle and turmeric or squid ink rigatoni. Nonna’s tasty tomato sauce is also on deck, along with herbaceous pesto and creamy Parmesan sauce.
“As we reach a pivotal point for the food and beverage industry, in a post-pandemic world, we feel a ‘nomadic’ approach to food is much more aligned with today’s reality,” Huerta says. “nomada is intended to allow consumers to explore, travel and dream through food and beverages as ingredients in addition to creating a practical way to access fresh, carefully crafted, ready-made options for those with little time to cook. In a way, nomada will continue a primordial love affair with all things gourmet, bon viveur and bon vivant.”
To that end, customers will also be able to peruse a selection of popular and lesser-known beers and wines. Huerta says their stock will favor smaller producers doing interesting things with less mainstream varietals. The perk for wine wonks? Unique wines that pair well with nomada’s food at more approachable prices than the big-name producers.