The food and drink at Alchemy Juice Co. on Grafton Street, Dublin 2, is beyond good. It’s extraordinary.
I am somewhat spectacularly biased having worked with Domini and Peaches Kemp on the menu. But their cabbage leaf rolls! Jayney Marys. Who could have thought a brassica could ever be that exciting?
Or their cold-pressed carrot and turmeric juice with black pepper and flax oil? Outrageously tasty (I ache not having one beside me right now). Unexpected flavour bombs from such humble, raw ingredients.
You’ll need to make a pilgrimage through BT2s Grafton Street to access Alchemy (and close your eyes passing the sale rail at Cos). It’s worth every befuddled step.
Feast your eyes on these Bounty Bar Brownies. They are exquisitely fudgie, dense and chocolatey but still free from dairy, wheat, gluten and cane sugar. Yep. I know. They’ve even got chia seed smuggled into them for extra brain ammo. Or their Coffee Bean Halva (below) made from ground sesame, date paste, raw cacao nibs and carob.
Everything on Alchemy’s menu is dedicated to nourishing your body and your taste buds. Domini, The Irish Time’s food columnist, is a committed disciple of the “food is medicine” mantra having battled cancer and chemo last year. Many of the recipes were, and still are, her personal artillery in fighting disease and resuscitating energy.
“The menu’s been designed to appeal to all food religions ” says Domini, “or as least as many as we feel are relevant in today’s world. Veggie, vegan, coeliac, ketogenic, dairy free, sugar free, Paleo, low-carb… you are bound to find something your stomach can worship each day.” Doris Choi, NYC gal and goodness guru, helped design the juicing menu so you’ll be getting New York’s favourite flavours bottled here in Dublin.
Take a peak at the menu online, and scroll through the options. Discover Alchemy for yourself. Mail your mum.
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