Driving past the freshly painted, bubblegum pink building at 4838 Magazine St., one might stop to wonder: what does "food apothecary" mean?
Is it a place that sells creative fusions of medicine and snacks — Pepcid Gummi Bears, steaks dry rubbed with Advil? It is not. Instead, it's the latest in a wave of healthy bakery options for the city, where every item is at the very least soy-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Open just over two months, Fare (4838 Magazine St., 504-302-9171; www.facebook.com/farefoodforhealth) is charmingly twee, with a variety of sweet baked goods including cupcakes, raisin-spice cookies and flax muffins with a strong tea and smoothie collection to round out the good-for-you snacking.
"We like to serve items that look like they're bad for you, but actually help to encourage digestion and improve overall well-being," Anna Federline says. "We decided to call it a 'culinary apothecary' because it's truly food for your health."
Savory options—like a delicious carrot and raisin salad — are also available, and Fare looks to be opening a small space for in-store dining in the next few weeks.