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Monday, May 5, 2014

The first “food apothecary” in New Orleans (and the world?) opens on Magazine

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Driving past the freshly painted, bubblegum pink building at 4838 Magazine, one might stop to wonder: what the heck does “food apothecary” mean?

My first thought—a place that sells creative fusions of medicine and snacks (Pepcid gummy bears, steaks dry rubbed in Advil)—is, alas, incorrect. Instead, it’s the newest 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 Food Apothecary is charmingly twee, with a variety of sweet baked goods like 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,” said Anna Federline. “We decided to call it a ‘culinary apothecary’ because it’s truly food for your health.”

Savory options—like a particularly 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.

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