CBD is all the rage these days: the CBD market is projected to reach $16 billion by 2023, tales of it’s medicinal prowess have splashed across the pages of The New York Times and The Atlantic, and celebrities from Rob Gronkowski to Kim Kardashian are touting it as a miracle cure-all.
One of the next big trends in the CBD world is CBD-infused food, and some savvy entrepreneurs and kitchen maestros are taking the next step and featuring CBD-infused menus in their restaurants.
That’s right: CBD pastries, coffee, cookies, sodas, doughnuts, salads, you can find it all! BUT, you need to know where to look: the national legal situation is still a tad unfriendly, and CBD restaurants will be tough to find in most cities.
That’s why we put together this list: a collection of the most unique and groundbreaking CBD restaurants in the nation, with selections to satisfy all your CBDesires.
Is CBD-infused food legal in the US?
Short answer: no, the FDA has explicitly prohibited the addition of CBD in food and drink. But THIS IS AMERICA, rules are rules, and many states have ignored the federal rules or even passed their own laws allowing CBD-infused food and drink (like Texas or Oregon).
So the long answer: technically no, but lucky for us there are still plenty of states and cities that you can find CBD food.
The Best CBD Restaurants in the USA (and What They’re Offering)
The hazy legality of CBD-infused goods means that CBD restaurants are still something of a rare animal, but expect this to change as the legal situation softens. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of a few large cities, though, you don’t have to wait. Here’s our list of the most mouth-watering, exquisite, groundbreaking CBD restaurants in the country.
Habit Doughnuts (Denver, Colorado)
Address: 1553 Platte St #130, Denver, CO 80202
Hbit Doughnuts is FAR from your average hole-in-the-wall doughnut shop, and not just because they have a CBD-infused menu: their spot is gorgeous, with a ton of thought and care put into the classy design, and menu that’s both health-conscious and, well, doughtnutty.
Their hemp menu include a CBD-infused butter option that you can add-on to any hot beverage or doughnut, a selection of CBD bitters that you can add to any cocktail or alcoholic beverage, or a CBD tincture option that you can add to any drink.
And it doesn’t stop there: they’ve got CBD cold brew, CBD lemonade, CBD kombucha, CBD sparkling water brand Dram, AND CBD coconut water. Without a doubt, this is one of the most extensive CBD menus in the US.
Gron Cafe (Portland, Oregon)
Address: 100 NE Farragut St Suite 102, Portland, OR 97211
Like most of the names on this list, Gron is a truly unique animal: an upscale CBD-infused chocolate brand who crafts artisan goodies of all kinds that are sold all over Portland. You can add a CBD shot to any of their drinks (including some of the best hot cocoa in Portland), sample their delicious chocolatey, caramely CBD-infused goodies, and they even let you sample their selection of skincare products. Gron is basically a bar for amazingly delicious CBD drinks, foods, AND skincare products. What more could you ask for?
Monarch and the Milkweed (Burlington, Vermont)
Address: 111 St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401
Monarch and the Milkweed is a quaint little restaurant and pastry shop tucked away in Burlington, Vermont. They’ve got a hearty menu of American favorites: chicken and waffles, barbecue sandwiches, corned beef hash, and, of course, their CBD specialty: infused truffles with a 20mg dose of CBD. You may not have thought of Burlington, Vermont as a national CBD hotspot, but with Monarch and the Milkweed it’s exactly that.
Fuel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Address: 1917 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 3835
This uber health-conscious restaurant based in Philly has an assortment of wraps, sandwiches, and salads, with a CBD-infused smoothie menu to top it off: choose between CBD Berry Dream, CBD Green Dream, and CBD Orange Dream.
Unlike the other spots on this list, Chloe is an international chain with locations in New York City, London, England, and Canada. Also unlike the other spots on this list, they’re vegan! And now, they’re offering a selection of CBD eats and drinks that includes some of the best known CBD drink brands (Vybes, Strata CBD-infused coffee), CBD olive oil, CBD-infused chocolates, CBD cacao butter, and infused espresso chews.
They also carry CBD topicals and tinctures at certain locations. So, Chloe can serve as your one-stop CBD destination for sweets, topicals, and drinks: everything you need for max chill.
This is a list of restaurants that have CBD-specific menus, but there may still be restaurants, cafes, or smoothie bars that feature a CBD add-on or a stray CBD-infused item near you. Keep your eyes peeled for “CBD sold here” signs and hit Google to try and find any CBD goodies in your town.