CBD-infused food and drinks are sweeping the nation, with practically every major city featuring at least one or two cafes, restaurants or bars to eat or drink products containing CBD (within the legal limit of THC, of course). And this is only set to increase as more people become aware of the benefits of CBD as a supplement.
Of course, over the past year, CBD – or Cannabidiol – has been turning up in all kinds of products, from cosmetic goods to bath bombs and spring water. But while most of these products are purchased online, sometimes you might just want to sit in a quiet place surrounded by like minded people while you take your daily amount of CBD.
Thankfully, we’re on the cusp of a food and drink revolution in the UK, with new CBD venues popping up all the time. Here are the top ten places to try CBD-infused food and drink in the UK.
Canna Kitchen, Brighton
The Canna Kitchen is the first and arguably most high-profile CBD restaurant in the UK. It’s a vegan and vegetarian restaurant based in Brighton, that opened its doors in late 2018. The owner is the wonderfully-named Sam Evolution, who has been involved in the hemp industry for over a decade.
Like all good ideas, it came from an evening with friends, experimenting with food and testing out which items can work with the flavour of CBD. It was an instant hit, with acres of press coverage all over the world.
It’s not hard the see why, the menu is a carefully-curated spread of delicious food, using specially-made ingredients such as CBD-infused tahini paste, CBD dressing oil for salads, and our personal favourite, the canna Snickers bar. As you’d expect, this is inspired by the famous chocolate bar, featuring a mouthwatering hemp brownie biscuit base.
14 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AH, UK
CBD Manchester, Chorlton
Manchester is often at the forefront of exciting cultural happenings, and the CBD movement is no exception. This charming cafe is based in the bohemian Chorlton district, a short drive out of the city centre, and sells a huge range of CBD products, from oils to topical balms. But the raw vegan bliss balls are worth the trip alone, a delicious all-natural snack made using top-quality full spectrum CBD oil.
You can also sit back and relax with a cup of CBD coffee or tea, coconut, with a choice of almond, hemp or oat milk, and chat with the knowledgeable staff about all things CBD. There’s a good reason CBD Manchester is a hub for local artists
105 Manchester road, M21 9GA, UK
Farmacy Kitchen, London
A haven for clean eating, this Notting Hill cafe focuses on completely plant-based food without dairy and refined sugar. The owner is Camilla Al Fayed (Mohamed’s daughter) who has designed a progressive menu to go with the stylish decor. CBD-lovers should order the High Tea, which includes a pot of hemp-leaf tea, a CBD-infused cocktail and three tiers of healthy snacks, including ingredients like CBD-infused tahini.
74 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH UK
Bogarts CBD Coffee House, Swansea
Bogarts CBD Coffee House opened in late 2018 and was an instant success with the people of Swansea, attracting a wide range of CBD-loving customers, aged from 18 up to 80 years old. As the name suggests, it’s all about coffee, with an 8mg shot of CBD for just £1, but the green tea comes highly recommended. There’s the option to sit in or takeaway, with money off for those using resuable cups. Best of all, it’s vape-friendly, meaning you can enjoy your CBD drink without having to step outside to use your ecig – a small but important measure considering the UK’s inclement weather!
24 Park Street, SA1 3DJ Swansea, UK
Behind This Wall, East London
One of the most effortlessly cool bars in London, Behind This Wall has a drinks menu packed with experimental offerings, including – you guessed it – CBD based cocktails. Our favourite is the Fo’Sizzle Dizzle Swizzle, which blends a homemade honey and ginger CBD syrup with spiced rum, sake, bitters, lime, and kenaf leaf.
411 Mare Street, East London, E8 1HY, UK
That Café, Norwich
A year after opening his cafe, owner Chris Featherby made the decision to offer shots of CBD to the coffees and teas sold. The result was an immediate success, and he soon began to offer a special hemp tea, with CBD edibles on the agenda for the future. He offers a maximum of 24mg CBD per drink, in line with guidance given by Trading Standards. It’s an independent business with a strong focus on eco-friendly practices, and hugely popular with the people of Norfolk.
27 St Augustines Street, NR3 3BY Norwich, UK
Mortimer House Kitchen, London
This beautiful venue in central London is all about wellness, with superfood-based dishes and a philosophy based on holistic balance. Along with a range of healthy nutritious dishes, they offer a shot of CBD tumeric oil to any of their coffee options, for just £1.
37–41 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JH
Zen Kitty, Hamilton
Scotland comes up lacking when it comes to CBD food and drink, with neither Glasgow or Edinburgh offering somewhere to relax and enjoy a CBD drink or edible. Thankfully, a short drive outside Glasgow brings you to Zen Kitty, where you can enjoy their top-quality CBD brownies. You can also choose from a delicious range of hot and cold food before checking out the CBD and vaping kits on sale at the well-stocked in-house shop.
9SL, 10 Murray Ct, Hamilton ML3 9SL UK
White Wolf Yoga, Liverpool
White Wolf Yoga was ahead of the curve, serving up CBD milkshakes, cakes and juices in early 2018. This city centre yoga studio offers a range of meditation and relaxation classes, so a health food cafe was a natural step. Owner Louise Fitzsimmons is heavily focused on eco-friendly ‘green’ practises, and CBD-infused food and drink was a perfect fit with its forward-thinking customers.
14 Cook Street, Liverpool L2 9QU
Glow Bar, London
Fancy a CBD croissant? Make your way to the cafe at London’s Glow Bar for some of the capital’s most mouth-watering CBD edibles. You can also try CBD truffles, and add a CBD shot to any drink for just £1.50.
70 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RY, UK