In West Hollywood, customers can find a legal cannabis food spot, called Original Cannabis Cafe, owned by chef Andrea Drummer, making it the first in the country. This cafe is not for everyone, because in order to get a chance to eat at this cafe, customers must be 21-years-old to enter and can only stay for an hour and a half to keep reservations flowing. To say this cafe is popular is an understatement, it is also genius.
Lowell Cafe is not a gimmick — because while having the chance to smoke cannabis is a draw, the food is equally important, and will keep people coming back to the cafe. According to the Los Angeles Times, guests can enjoy the service of a flower host, or a “budtender” who will walk you through a cannabis guide that will essentially make your order suited to your tastes. What makes this café unique is that the uses flavor profiles in found in different strains of cannabis.
Drummer, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, has an Instagram that shows some of the food she prepares and checking out the café’s menu, hungry visitors can also enjoy items — like its Crispy Chicken, featuring brined Jidori chicken thigh, kale slaw and tomato and house pickles or its Pulled Pork, featuring pulled pork shoulder, market blueberry barbecue sauce, caramelized onions and kale slaw.
The development of this restaurant came from a chef who has done the work of understanding cannabis cooking. Before Lowell Café, Drummer executive produced a project with Spotify called the Breaking Bread series, where people would consume a four to six course menu infused with cannabis. From there, she found her food home at Lowell, where their products matched her food style.
Chef Drummer is also the author of Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of a Born Again chef, so her knowledge about food and cannabis is well researched and approachable. For more information on Lowell Cafe, please follow its Instagram and be sure to follow chef Andrea Drummer on Instagram and if you are interested in her services, check out Elevation VIP.