Time Out says
A minimalist eco-friendly salad spot to suit all diets
For a place that sounds like it sells punnets of strawberries and fresh duck eggs, this eco-friendly salad box joint is surprisingly clean-lined and minimalist. A neat row of tables is obscured by a brightly lit fridge of salad boxes and juices.
Fortunately the food, though undeniably health-conscious, is far from clinical. Tender strips of chicken that have been properly committed to a harissa marinade come in a pile so huge you’d think they were trying to get rid of it – and we’re talking the fanciest of free-range varieties here. The standard serving (£7.50) allows you to add two salads (hot or cold) to your protein of choice, all of which are impressively hearty. Squidgy roasted Jerusalem artichokes with capers and parsley are a lovely alternative to the usual potato-heavy sides, and a raw romanesco cauliflower and mustard seed salad provided a good dose of colour to balance the box out.
In fact, it wasn’t until I cracked open a suspiciously nutritious-tasting bottle of juice that I realised everything in our box had been wheat-, gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free. Yet still felt like a proper meal. And while it’s not exactly a cheap ‘to-go’ option, if you manage to snag one of the tables and refresh yourself on free filtered tap water (sparkling or still), Farmstand suddenly becomes a great-value, slick spot for a wholesome sit-down meal. Feast on your five-a-day, set the world to rights and go back to the office feeling good inside.
Farmstand is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee, to eat in or take away. Pick up porridge or eggs with full on flavour toppings on your way to work; fuel your lunch break with our signature Farmstand boxes: 1 base, 1 main and 2 sides with dishes including Chana Masala, Sicilian Aubergine and Harissa Chicken, along with healthy snacks, seasonal soups and salads; or meet up with friends for drinks and dinner.
42 Drury Lane
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden|
|Opening hours:||Mon- Fri 7.30am- 9pm; Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 10am-5pm|
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An early evening pit stop, at this new venue, I had pull beef, and pale beer, both remarkably good, much better than expected, love the relaxed layout, now curious about breakfast!
One of my go-to lunch spots in covent garden. The quality of food here is excellent and there is a great range of healthy foods to choose from. It works by picking a main item and sides. I'm vegan and always go for the vegan aubergine special with two sides (usually broccoli and sweet potato). It's amazing! You can also create your own salads and theres a great dessert range too. A great spot for a healthy meal and a great choice of sides to go with a main. Staff are friendly and theres a good amount of seating.
I think of Farmstand as an upgraded version of Leon. Same fast-casual format, but with a buffet style menu offering uncountable numbers of dishes combining fresh, tasty food. Love that it is 100% Gluten-Free with lots of veggie and vegan options. Also appreciate the ethical sourcing approach, most evident in the provision of filter water on tap rather than sale of plastic water bottles, but with the same approach under the hood for the full food range.
If you are looking for a healthy spot for Lunch or Dinner near Covent Garden I can highly recommend Farmstand. I loved it's feel good food. Currently you can pick a main and two sides for £7.50 - the portions are relatively small but filling! They have still and sparkling water on tap (free) and lots of tempting deserts. I'm pretty sure they said everything is gluten and dairy free also - a good find if you know someone who can't have either. Definitely worth checking out.
A lovely selection of salads for a very reasonable price. My 'go-to' before seeing a showing in Covent Garden.
Great spot for lunch if you want some tasty and healthy food in Covent Garden. Really enjoyed the beef brisket with honey glazed carrotts and garlic brocelli covered in a spicy chilli salsa. Portions are a good size and fill you up. I also liked that still and sparkling water is available at the side for no charge. Farmstand is on my regualar list of places to go for lunch. Service is always very welcoming and friendly, checking that you are enjiying your meal. Recommend trying here..