Farmacy was the first venue in London to add CBD to its menu back when it was launched by Camilla Fayed in early 2016. Today, CBD features in both its ‘High Tea’ offering as well as a selection of drinks, such as the ‘OMG Syringe Shot’ (wildcrafted CBD, flaxseed oil and grapefruit), ‘Grass Me Up’ smoothie (organic CBD powder, raw coconut water, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, house hemp and bay leaf syrup, acai protein powder, hemp seeds and frozen banana), and ‘Something About Mary’ cocktail (organic CBD powder, vanilla infused vodka, house hemp and bay leaf syrup, a dash of chilli sauce, mango puree and lime juice). Beautifully presented on a three-tier stand and decorated with foliage, Farmacy’s plant-based ‘High Tea’ is free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals. Highlights include a CBD-infused cocktail, CBD chocolates and a pot of hemp leaf tea.
74-76 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W2 5SH
November newcomer Kalifornia Kitchen is passionate about sharing nutritious and sustainable food and drinks, focusing on the power of plants and abstaining from any animal products or harmful plastics. Inspired by the LA health scene – as its name may suggest – this Fitzrovia spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is available via collection or delivery. The team recommends starting your day with one of its CBD lattes. The perfect accompaniment, we hear, to an order of buckwheat and banana pancakes.
20 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1DZ
Maison Bab is a new style of kebab house, complete with a picture-perfect setting and hidden ten-seater fine-dining restaurant. The stylish new venture is a collaboration between the founders of Kingly Court’s Le Bab and the team’s executive chef Manu Canales Garces (previously sous chef at the two-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche) who will head up the kitchen at fine-dining Kebab Queen when it opens later this year. New for this site is a focus on vegan dishes – think celeriac shish: miso-marinated celeriac chunks, wrapped with pickled onion rings, toum and chilli sauce – and the excellently named ‘Gin & Chronic’ – a cocktail made of CBD oil, Bombay Sapphire and lemon. This sweet and sour sip is a perfect introduction to anyone keen to get their first taste of CBD.
4 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA
Farm Girl Café
With cafés in Chelsea, Notting Hill and Soho, Farm Girl offers a bright, casual spot for health-conscious breakfasts and smoothies. Kick things off with one of the team’s extensive selection of coffees (anyone for a ‘Liquid Gold Latte’?) and a fresh watermelon juice, before choosing between the likes of turmeric birchers (oats soaked with turmeric, honey, cinnamon, sesame seeds and almond milk topped with candied nuts and strawberries) or buckwheat pancakes with amber maple syrup, topped with mixed berries and coconut shavings. For something a little more indulgent, the team has introduced a matcha hot chocolate which contains hazelnut (or almond) milk, peppermint, matcha, chocolate powder and CBD oil – delicious. Not ones to do things by halves, customers also have the option to infuse any of their drinks with the oil.
59A Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 3DB; 1 Carnaby Street, Soho, W1F 9QG; and 9 Park Walk, Chelsea, SW10 0AJ
Glow Bar London
Glow Bar is a wellness mecca for women created by Sasha Sabapathy – a brand planner-turned-chef who created the space out of a desire to share the stress management remedies that she’s discovered over the years. Away from treatments, its café is the perfect place for a catch up full of mood-boosting, gut-friendly dishes. When it comes to cannabidiol, there’s the ‘Golden Moon Milk’ (Wunder Workshop Golden Mylk and CBD), and – on Fridays and Saturdays – CBD croissants. The rest of the time, you can choose to add a shot of CBD into any drink for £1.50.
70 Mortimer Street, Marylebone, W1W 7RY
Behind This Wall
Behind This Wall is a cool and contemporary basement bar in Hackney. Built and run by friends, this venue has a singular approach to design, music and drinking. Case in point: the team makes its own CBD pine syrup to pimp a number of its cocktails. Current sips include the ‘Chitty Chitty Bhang Bhang’ (Seedlip Grove 42, house lemon and spice kombucha, house CBD pine syrup, and aquafaba) and the ‘Fo' Sizzle Dizzle Swizzle’ (Seedlip Grove 42, Akashi-Tai Honjozo Genshu sake, CBD honey and ginger syrup, lime, Birds Weissbrand, bitters and kenaf leaf).
411 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY
An American export, Notting Hill’s Yogland sells a fun range of frozen yoghurt. But this isn’t just any old fro-yo: everything served is vegan, paleo and gluten friendly. CBD enthusiasts should keep an eye out for its new ‘Hemp Matcha Fro’. The CBD fro-yo has a vegan-friendly matcha base and is infused with 40% CBD oil. As well as being low in calories (under 80 calories per serving), it has no added sugar and is high in protein. The perfect post-workout treat.
58 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W2 5SH
Mortimer House Kitchen
Stylish Mortimer House Kitchen in Fitzrovia has a menu packed full of delicious and nutritious dishes. New for 2019 is a selection of CBD-oil additions (including a CBD latte) which the team suggests will balance your system and reduce stress. Coming next will be an option to add CBD oil drops to all coffees on the menu – watch this space. For a further healthy food fix try the variety of vegan breakfast bowls, including chia seed pudding with mango, banana, cashew nuts, and its range of homemade energy bites.
37-41 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3JH