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LONDON PLANT-BASED FAVORITE FARMACY IS LAUNCHING A POP-UP IN SOHO

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RYAN DEER

JUL 23, 2019

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IMAGE VIA @FARMACYUK | INSTAGRAM

Here’s a new term for most Americans: “biodynamic”. While plant-based, organic, and adaptogen were only recently added to our wellness vernacular, biodynamic may be next. The form of agriculture goes above and beyond organic, and the only restaurant we know that’s sourcing those seasonal fruits and vegetables—from its own farm, no less—isn’t in America. That is, until now.

Farmacy, a renowned plant-based restaurant in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood, is taking up residency in SoHo this September, launching a six-month pop-up in Chefs Club Counter’s Spring St. space.

PLANTS NOT PILLS

For the uninitiated, biodynamic refers to a method of farming that reconnects with the rhythm of nature. Think of it as a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to agriculture with as little interference as humanly possible — plus some serious composting and keeping of a lunar calendar.

Farmacy founder Camilla Fayed has taken the primary tenet of biodynamic farming—identifying a farm as a whole, living organism—and adapted it into a flourishing vegan concept where the practices, the ambiance, the chefs, and, of course, the menu work together in perfect harmony.

Offering separate breakfast, weekend brunch, and main menus, Londoners swoon over cross-cultural and flavor-packed Earth Bowls, Probiotic Jars crafted with house-made cashew yogurt, and brunch classics like the Farmacy Benedict (marinated Portobello mushrooms and seasonal field greens overtop a toasted seeded muffin, adorned with a generous amount of guacamole and vegan hollandaise).

In true English style, the refined sit-down also offers a popular High Tea, with Farmaceutical Teas like Brain Tonic Tea and the immune-boosting Ginger Root & Lemon Peel.

That’s just brushing the surface, though. The restaurant sees food as medicine and Farmacy… well, it couldn’t be a more suitable name given their broad offering of wholesome, ingredient-driven sustenance. And now, armed with biodynamic produce, the talented chefs from Farmacy are crossing the pond to share their restorative, rebalancing, and healing cuisine with New Yorkers.

BETWEEN SUN, SOIL, AND SOHO

The Chefs Club Counter residency for Farmacy begins in September 2019 and will replicate the same full-service experience you might encounter with a trip to their London restaurant, serving select breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites with “a few seasonal twists” (and hopefully their Vanilla Cashew Nice Cream, too).

Pull up to a table at their 62 Spring St. pop-up for a truly wholesome night out, or just drop in for a casual meal with friends over an adaptogenic latte, juice, tonic, or yes, even some biodynamic wine.

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