What: Farm Girl
In a nutshell: Clean eating for the health-conscious ( + booze)
Summing it all up: After getting off to a strong start in Portobello Road, aussie health food chain Farm Girl has teamed up with stylish activewear mavens Sweaty Betty to provide the health conscious with their choice of guilt-free grub, plus a bar with fairtrade vodka and biodynamic wines. Well, It is Soho, after all.
If you know your chia seeds from your raw cacao nibs, this is one for you. Farm Girl, a mecca for uber-health conscious Londoners, is expanding its operation to Soho with a cafe, operating out of gym chain Sweaty Betty.
Until now, we’ve only been able to get their coconut BLTs and gluten-free doughnuts in Notting Hill, where the Australian brand set up in 2015 with its blend of healthy produce.
However, their new partnership with Sweaty Betty will mean the next time you want to feel truly healthier-than-thou, you’ll be able to head to the new three-storey flagship store in Soho, where you can browse pricey yoga pants with a nutrient-packed smoothie in hand.
On the menu, it’s quite the mashup of clean-eating buzzwords, with dishes that are “packed with beneficial, natural antioxidants.” In practice, that means Instagram-friendly superfood lattes and “therapeutic smoothies”, like their Muscle Recovery made with with cashew milk and espresso, as well as build-your-own breakfast bowls, salads and toasts. Given that it’s Soho, there’ll also be just a touch of indulgence allowed, which comes in the form of superfood cocktails - think Strawberry and Lavender-infused fair trade vodka - as well as bio-wines.
The menu is headed up by chef Benoit Marmoiton, who has worked in various Michelin starred-restaurants throughout Paris and London.
And on top of that, Farm Girl will also be opening a second West London base later this year, planned to be a standalone cafe.
More about Farm Girl
Where is it? 1st Floor, 1 Carnaby Street, London, W1 9QF
When does it open? 7 September 2017