After falling upon mentions of Botanica on the webasphere I just had to check it out - especially since I am currently joining the infectious movement of the masses to healthy 'clean eating' (like most others on Instagram). I don't know how to title Botanica as it is basically a super classy and delicious mutant version of a takeaway store, no deep-fried goods or flashing LED 'open' signs here. In saying that, there is no eating-in, so be prepared to pack a picnic blanket and Googlemaps a nice locale to feast before making your purchases.
Delicious gluten free vanilla bean cupcakes with super soft icing.
'This was made for you today - Enjoy this delicious salad & all of its real food ingredients'
A spoonful on my second favourite :) Even comes with Eco-friendly wooden cutlery.
Our family pack of salads containing: (from left to right)
- Vegan and gluten free tabbouleh with kale and quinoa
- Shaved raw broccoli with raw garlic and cashew cream
- Baby pea and potato salad, fresh dill and green tahini dressing
- Shaved red cabbage, walnuts, parmesan, sharp dijon vinaigrette
Even Lila enjoyed eating Botanica's yummy salads. Her favourite was the chickpea number.
The store is simple which I think is perfect as it really highlights the foods that they have on display. Fresh made salads coming in a wonderous array of colours and variations in combinations which my taste-buds certainly have never had the luxury of trying. Fresh made sourdoughs and ciabattas align the back table, and of course a delectable assortment of sweets line the front window for onlookers to be allured into, the best thing being that all are gluten free. The wooden trims and home-y feelings that radiate from the decor definitely sets of the feel of what Botanica stands for and thats real, healthy and delicious vegetarian foods. The price was very reasonable with a family pack (the largest size - there is three sizes to choose from) of salad (up to and including 4 choices from their selection) cost $25 plus accidentally purchasing a cupcake and a bread roll to add to my tasting palate. All in all, I loved it and will definitely be back to try their new healthy salad experiments like roasted cauliflower and not to mention their infamous caramel coconut brownie!