Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have seen that CBD is about to take over. From CBD drinks to chocolate, pastries and beyond. For any wellness newbies, CBD, aka cannabinol, is a chemical compound found in the marajuana plant. Fear not, it won’t get you high as cannabis is typically known to, as it doesn’t contain the psychoactive compound of cannabis, THC. What it is known to do is to help relieve anxiety and stress, improve sleep, prevent jet lag and help with PMS.
London is filling up to the brim with brands and hot spots serving up their take on the CBD trend, and we’ve rounded up where you can grab your fix.
Members club Mortimer House’s restaurant, Mortimer House Kitchen, is now serving up all their hot drinks and tonics with a few drops of turmeric brand Wunder Workshop’s turmeric CBD oil. Harnessing the power of two of nature’s anti-inflammatories, turmeric and CBD, this is set to become a staple in your wellness toolkit. Before you get a hold of your own bottle, head down here and get a taste of the experience in your morning coffee, tea and adaptogenic potion.
Drop into Feel Good Café where you’ll find small batch, organic, homemade CBD “made from only the top flowers of the plant, extracted without solvents, CO2 or heat extraction to preserve beneficial constituents”.
Not only can you buy it to takeaway, but you can spike any of their plant-based dishes and drinks for a single £1. From peanut butter brownies to smoothies and avo sweet potato, this place is truly one of a kind.
Afternoon tea just got a serious facelift. Farmacy’s founder Alex Stanton was a long time CBD lover long before it become popular, and has woven it into their high tea menu for the wellness lovers among us who just cannot say no to a good sandwich and piece of cake. Virtuous style.
Enjoy a CBD syringe shot, with flaxseed oil + grapefruit and in chocolate truffles on their high tea menu alongside servings of avo toast, kimchi, nachos and more.
While this might not be the most virtuous addition to our list, it’s most definitely a must! Behind The Wall’s drinks include Drymouth, featuring their the infamous CBD syrup, white wine, chocolate tonic, green walnuts and a mint sprig and Purple Drank with vodka, ponza kombucha, violet CBD syrup, winter melon bitters, juniper and marigold. If you’re going alcohol-free, there’s a delicious number made up of Seedlip, kombucha, cardamom tonic and CBD. And then there’s the snacks, which are made using the leftovers from cocktails— think red egg yolk and anchovies, toasted rum-infused pecans with CBD honey. Hello weekend plans!