Last week I took Travis (my little dog) on his first adventure to London. I've not taken him before because I'd just assumed it would be a massive ball ache. He's not the best at being still, wants to lick every single person he meets and leaves tiny little hairs everywhere. But he was actually a bit of a dream, he sat still on the train, went off to play with my friend Emma and her dog Frank while I went to the Om Yoga show and then we all met up for a late lunch at super dog and vegan friendly Farmacy in Notting Hill.
The restaurant is really beautiful inside, it's big and bright and everyone was very friendly, even bringing Travis and Frank a bowl of water. We started with a Raw Bruschetta to share which consisted of cashew ‘cheese’, marinara sauce & olive tapenade on a flax and sunflower seed crust. Not only was it super beautiful (look at it!), it was packed with flavour and the perfect size to get us ready for our main courses.
Emma had the Asian Salad with seaweed, broccoli, spinach, cucumber, mushrooms, sprouts & sesame seeds with a sesame ginger dressing, I only tried a little, but it was perfectly put together, healthy and full of super savoury flavours from the mushrooms and seaweed.
I just can't resist any kind of Mexican food, so I went for the Mexican Bowl, with was sprouted coriander rice, romaine, guacamole, frijoles, tomato ceviche, salsa & ‘sour cream’ topped with purple potato mash, corn chips & chipotle mayo. It was incredible, really light, but still filling with a mixture of spicy and fresh ingredients. Both of the dishes were really well put together and we left feeling full, but not, roll me down a hill, I can no longer walk full.
I had a proper dilemma over ordering desert, because they also looked SO good, but I just couldn't fit it in that day (a rare occasion) so I've made a desert date with Emma and Frank for the next time we go to London. The best part really was that Travis got to come with me and after a long day of running around with Emma and Frank he could come in and have a little sleep on the seat next to me.