Mary has been to Farmacy for lunch and came back to the studio saying how delicious it was, so she asked us (Team P for Peckish) to go along and taste for ourselves… this is what we thought;
Walking down the lively street in West London, you come across Farmacy nestled on the corner of Newton Road and Westbourne Grove. With it’s menu bursting with fresh, organic (they have a strict organic only policy) and delicious vegan food (with the exception of eggs). The vast majority are gluten free and sugar free too (there is also options for nut free). Nothing about the menu feels like you are missing out, you leave feeling nourished, satisfied and seriously spoilt!
As you walk into the restaurant you are greeted with a warming smell of Nitiraj’s natural incense, Frankincense & Myrrh, a great playlist of Motown and greenery bursting out of every corner, you can tell that love and care has gone into creating a beautiful atmosphere.
To pick what to have is the hardest challenge, as we set about the task we are handed a ‘Syringe Shot – Fire Starter’ this is a mixture of ginger, turmeric, cayenne and lemon – to aid metabolism and digestion, it sure does pack a punch! To start we had the Nachos (a best seller) and the Super Greens Spirulina soup. The nachos thinking they’d be run of the mill, were sculpted onto the plate, with a bright salsa, fresh guacamole and an amazing vegan sour cream, crushed refined beans add a great protein source to the meal too. The soup was an ideal side to the nachos, a rich and green, bursting with health and a minty after taste was the perfect way to cleanse your palette before the next dish arrives.
For our mains we had a Middle Eastern Super Bowl, with every purchase of these £1 goes to the charity ‘drop4drop’ – the super bowl had exciting colours, textures and flavours and wow, spiriluna hummus! The sweet potato falafel was a real highlight in this selection of middle eastern treats. Always think it’s great to test out the burger option and weren’t we happy we did! The burger had a spicy kick and a great texture felt so satisfying, the chunky wedges were served up with goji ketchup.
After letting our food go down, our minds turned to pudding… after seeing several of these walk past there was only one choice ‘Nice Cream Brownie Sundae” which consists of a brownie, vegan vanilla nice cream, seasonal fruits, raw cacao and housemade mama caramel – oh wow! It was deliciously sweet but didn’t leave you feeling heavy or too full.
To the drinks, we washed down our meals with ‘Lemon Aid’ an alkalising lemon juice, fresh apple and coconut water, it was beyond refreshing and cooling, perfect for sipping. When eating our dessert we ordered coffees.. one came with a delicious and not overly flavoured oat milk, the reason Farmacy prefer this to almond milk, is it doesn’t spilt so much in the coffee and leads it’s flavour well, we were also tempted by the ‘Golden Milk’ a blend of warmed almond milk, turmeric and cardamon, the drink arrives a sunshine shade of yellow and tastes just as bright.
Our experience of Farmacy has been of warm, knowledgable staff and a glowing atmosphere. A new Head Chef has recently taken hold and has very exciting plans so keep your eyes peeled! Safely say a Farmacy you’d want to visit regularly.
74 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH
Opening hours: 9-11am, 12-3pm, 6-11pm
020 7221 0705