01/08/2016

TLP foodie notes: Pure healthy indulgence at Farmacy

I'm sure you've heard it all before: eating healthy is boring, it doesn't taste good, and it often means ordering a RIP wreath for your social life as you can't go out anywhere for drinks and meals... Sure, that's all true, if you have not only decided to give a health boost to your lifestyle, but you have also taken a time machine back to the early noughties...

This is 2016 everyone, and there are so many options for healthy foodies in London these days that you'd be forgiven for thinking you've just moved to L.A.'s hippest neighbourhood! In fact this lunchtime I was lucky to be taken to Farmacy by my friend Pooja, who will soon be an adopted Angeleña herself, and boy did we have a feast!




First,the location... this is very conveniently located on Westbourne Grove, just a stones throw from some of my favourite Notting Hill hang-outs (although thankfully for my wallet there was no time on the meter to pop by Aimé for a little post lunch shopping!)

From the outside you'll expect a lab style clinical setting, after all the name and the store-front can look a bit misleading...  but once inside things are totally different. The restaurant is all wood, marble, and brass details, with a resolutely modern take but nothing clinical here. It's absolutely beautiful and there are plants everywhere.



Farmacy offers a menu which is vegan, dairy free, free from refined sugars and chemicals. Ok, you'll say, so do a bunch of bunny food joints...

Yes, but here the fare is absolutely delicious. After sharing a plate of guilt-free nachos (delicious guacamole, hello!), I had the Middle Eastern super bowl and Pooja ordered the burger. As good girls who were not brought up in the West, we shared our plates and I have to confess this is the first vegan burger I tried which didn't remind me of cardboard... it  was quite scrumptious! I adored my health bowl, and that spirulina hummus is the stuff my food dreams are made of...



Drinks were pretty amazing, and we did even brave the Fire Starter syringe shot... Flaming hot but oh so good for you, or so I told myself as I swallowed the slightly fiery mixture! We weren't sure we wanted dessert, but then the most amazing sundae appeared on the table, and I have to say, what a highlight that was! Almond milk, nice cream, amazing brownie bites, and the coolest brittle I've tasted in years...



As I am writing this post hours after my lunch, I'm still sallivating after most of what we had... I'll be coming back for more very soon, is all I can say...

Find out more:
Farmacy
74 Westbourne Grove
London W2
0 207 225 0705
http://farmacylondon.com/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I am loving your new healthy lifestyle btw. Bisou. Marie