Inspired by the Hippocrates, Farmacy restaurant in Westbourne Grove is all about treating the food you eat as the medicine your body needs. 'Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” is an infamous saying - so why don't we listen to it and why doesn't everybody apply it to their lifestyles? Because we're busy, because we have too many tasty convinience foods to choose from instead? Because we're ignorant? It isn't easy, in the modern day, to choose fresh, living vegetables over indulgent snacks and heavy meals out. It takes time, effort, concentration, knowledge and education. But, if you don't have the time or concern to focus your energy on learning about how to use food to heal and boost your body, then this is where Farmacy comes in. Every single ingredient that they use is organic and fresh, and most of them are completely homemade too. They focus on what they call ‘nutritional intelligence’ - serving nutritionally aware and considered balanced meals, snacks and juices. All you have to do is turn up (or go to deliveroo).
Despire being vegan, you don't have to be vegan to eat at Farmacy, or to even want to eat at Farmacy. There is something for everyone, and you won't even miss the meat once you try their clever alternatives. Most of the menu is also gluten free too, and no refined sugars are used in the process of creating each bright, vibrant, flavoursome dish. Their morning menu boasts chia seed puddings, porridges, fruits, toasts and cashew bowls. Their drinks menu offers an extensive list of juices, smoothies, non and full alcoholic cocktails and hot brews (including mushroom infused lattes - that's what we're talking about). And their daytime and evening menu (don't visit between 3-6 as food service ceases between these hours) contains overwhelmingly good options, from salads, nacho's with vegan toppings, combination macrobowls and soups, to curries, burgers and pizza's. See you there in a bit?
Where: 74 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH
For: Green warrior smoothie, Macro Bowl, Wake Up Call Mushroom 'Latte'.