Farmacia health bar
We're Toronto's only HealthBar & proud of it! What makes us a Health Bar? We care about your health, wellbeing & longevity, so we use the only best quality ingredients and ontario spring water in our products, and source our offerings from the best providers we can find
The bar, located at Queen and Wineva, is bright and welcoming, with the juice counter front and centre and a perch with a few stools set up in the window. Step up the back stairs and you'll find another sitting area with several tables for adults and kids and couple of comfy chairs.
We use all organic ingredients that you can see in bins and baskets behind the bar. Each juice is pressed to order for ultimate freshness, but that adds a certain lengthiness to the visit. as each vegetable and fruit is cut, fed and pressed through the machine. If there are a couple of people ahead of you, be prepared for a little wait. We also only uses living spring water in the making of the drinks (even the ice), believing it to be a superior water source to Toronto's finest tap water - or even distilled, for that matter.
At Farmacia you can get smoothies, juices, power drinks and elixirs. The elixirs are can be added to other drinks or taken as a quick shot on their own; they provide focused nutrients meant to boost your heart, lungs, skin or immune system. The Immune elixir, for example, is made with chaga and pau d'arco (both antioxidant cancer fighters).
The lineup of protein-laden power drinks includes Yoga Warrior (with hemp protein, cacao, and banana) and Cosmic Coffee, while the smoothies come in two sizes and a variety of flavours, including Sanna Banana and Kale Lime Pie. I tried the latter, a blend of kale, pear, avocado, honey, lime, and sea salt blitzed in a Vitamix blender with some of that special ice. It was good, not too thick, with the rich flavour of avocado tempering the sharpness of the kale.