With the goal of bringing a growing city trend to the suburbs, Roots Café in West Chester introduced CBD add-ons at a five-course dinner last week, writes Marielle Mondon for PhillyVoice.
CBD, or cannabidiol, has been gaining traction lately. Advocates for the marijuana derivative have been emphasizing its purported benefits with inflammation, anxiety, pain, and other conditions, while not giving the psychoactive effects of pot.
Last Thursday, Roots Café owners Dan Merola and John Hearn offered guests an option of up to 10 mg of CBD on one of five different dishes.
Root Café sells its own CBD honey, which has around 5.6 mg of CBD, for $5 a serving. For now, CBD add-ons are not a permanent menu option. However, the owners are considering introducing them for future dishes.
“Chefs in Philadelphia have been utilizing CBD for a while, and we wanted to provide local diners the opportunity to experience this food trend,” they said. “It has so many health benefits, and we want people to feel good when they experience Roots Café.”
Read more about CBD add-ons from PhillyVoice here.