The best CBD oil infused dishes and drinks in London
If 2017 was the year of the vape, 2018 has been the year of CBD oil; the non-psychoactive constituent of the flowering plant cannabis. While CBD oil doesn’t have psychotic effects, it has gained popularity as a health supplement in recent years due to its perceived calming properties and immunity-boosting benefits.
Though many people take CBD oil by holding it under their tongue for 60 seconds, in which time the active ingredients are taken up by the capillaries in the mouth, an increasing number of Londoner’s are discovering CBD oil on the menu of their favourite restaurant and cafe.
Maison Bab’s Gin and Chronic (pictured above) is a take on the classic gin sour and combines Bombay Sapphire with lemon, simple syrup, egg white and CBD oil. Shaken together this creates an emulsion within the cocktail – and a delicious one at that. With a team that swears by the benefits of CBD and are happy to share their own reasons for using it, Maison Bab is leading the way in changing the perception of CBD as a gimmick.
The Gin and Chronic has also been designed to complement the richness of Maison Bab’s dishes, particularly their Iskender sauce which is worth paying a visit for alone.
Though croissants don’t instantly come to mind when you think of wellness, at Glow Bar, London’s wellness mecca, you can pick up a gluten-free, vegan, CBD-oil infused croissant. The perfect accompaniment to your flat white.
The only catch is that they’re only available on Friday’s and Saturday’s so hot foot it before they sell out.
With pastel pink walls, plants galore, marble table tops and rainbow lattes, Farm Girl has pulled out all the stops to become a haven of Instagram content.
The newest addition to the menu at Farm Girl, however, is their CBD oil matcha hot chocolate. Combining 2018’s penchant for matcha with CBD, this hot beverage is quite certainly a ‘happy’ hot chocolate.
Free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals, you might be wondering what Farmacy’s High Tea does contain? The answer to that is CBD.
Inspired by afternoon tea classics and presented on a three-tier stand decorated with foliage, High Tea is a one of a kind experience that included a CBD infused cocktail, a selection of CBD home-made infused chocolates and a pot of hemp leaf tea.
Opening on the 6th December is the hotly anticipated plant-based eatery, Kalifornia Kitchen. With a growing Instagram following already, no doubt the result of their hot pink exterior and signature spiral staircase, the kitchen is already making a name for itself as the cafe to ‘gram.
In addition to immunity-boosting ginger shots and aesthetic smørrebrøds, Kalifornia Kitchen is set to serve their very own take on the CBD Latte. Made with coconut milk for a creamy but nutty taste, head to Percy Street this December for a teacup or two.
Exclusively available at Behind This Wall in Hackney, the Chitty-Chitty Bhang-Bhang is a concoction of Seedlip Grove, lemon, ginger, kombucha, pine CBD syrup, aquafaba and chilli flakes for a non-alcoholic twist on the CBD trend.