London is so hot right now as a CBD destination – join us as we try some cannabidiol-infused delights across cosmopolitan Notting Hill and uber cool and diverse Hackney.
We try the ‘OMG syringe shot’ (wildcrafted CBD, flaxseed oil and grapefruit) at Farmacy, the first venue in London to add CBD to its menu back in early 2016. It was OMG amazing and set us up for the day, powering the brain into overdrive, boosting my immunity and rejuvenating – that’s the blurb and I’ll take that and some!
We earmarked some other potentials like ‘Grass me up’ a smoothie with organic CBD powder, coconut water, pineapple juice, lime juice, house hemp, bay leaf syrup, acai protein powder, hemp seeds and frozen banana – yum! Served in a beautiful setting, everything on the menu is plant-based and the restaurant champions biodynamic sustainability.
Next on our pitstop in Westbourne Grove was Yogland. Selling frozen yoghurt with a twist. We tried the CBD ice-cream with hemp and matcha topped with strawberries – earthy but delicious. It’s called the ‘Hemp Matcha Fro’ – low in calories too – perfect on a hot summer's day or a treat after a gruelling workout.
Portobello Road has got even more interesting with the addition of Farm Girl cafe. The eclectic space offers a bright spot for a catch-up with friends for breakfast or a hot chocolate like you've never had before – a happy hot chocolate containing hazelnut (or almond) milk, peppermint, matcha, chocolate powder and CBD oil – delicious, indulgent, destined to make you happy!
Pharmacists handling medical aids not bartenders
Finally, in Hackney at Behind the Wall, we sat in a contemporary hip basement bar and become mesmerized with Alex Harris and his knowledge of mixology and CBD. The team makes their own CBD syrup to infuse their cocktails. These guys are interested in their clientele having a cocktail that has health benefits and can give a ‘controlled buzz’. Click to hear our conversation around the importance of controlled dosage, CBD to affect moods, binding ingredients, metabolism, hangovers, The Tuesday Club and a whole lot more……I will just sip on my ‘Fo Sizzle Dizzle Swizzle’. Find out just what that is by clicking here.
And don't forget to check out London Cannabis Week in June.