A POPULAR Walthamstow street-food restaurant is among the first in the country to create new sauces made from CANNABIS oil.
The Green Grill, based at the CRATE hub on St James Street, serve finger-licking plant-based junk food including burgers and kimchi hotdogs.
Now founders Robbie Rees and Joel Elster have made a new addition to the menu – sauces crafted with controversial CBD oil.
The oil, aka ‘cannabidiol’, is extracted from cannabis plants but contains only trace amounts of the high-giving chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making it perfectly legal.
It’s classed as a super-food supplement and powerful antioxidant said to promote health and wellbeing.
Robbie, a semi-professional footballer, and Joel, a seasoned hospitality consultant, have teamed up with leading UK brand CBD Armour to launch the dishes.
And Robbie revealed the sauces have proved an instant hit.
He said: “We made a garlic and basil alioli to go with our signature dish, our Green Monster burger, and the CBD sauce went down a treat!
“It has created a lot of awareness about CBD in general and the sauces are proving massively popular.
“The moment you mention CBD sauce to someone they say, ‘Yeah, I’ll have it’ straight away.
“It gives the sauce a nutty flavour without being too overpowering and CBD comes with added health benefits, too.”
The Green Grill was formed as a street stall in 2017 and their food is also now being sold at the newly-opened Green Vic pub in Shoreditch, said to be the the world’s most ethical bar.
Other eye-catching items on the Green Grill menu include the bright Red Devil sweet potato burger, the Mighty Meaty with a soy based patty, and vegan hot ‘dawgs’ dripping with spicy sauce.
They also serve mac and cheese, cajun chips and cheesy bites.
Meanwhile Robbie and Joel are already busy coming up with a tasty raspberry coulis dessert which will have a CBD infusion, should the diner request it.
They are also on the hunt for two new staff members to join their team.
The Facebook advert reads: “We’re recruiting a couple of sterling, A grade, fun and fabulous team members to join our Green Grill family.
“We’re looking for candidates with kitchen or hospitality experience, who are willing to get stuck in and have an avid interest in the ? NAUGHTIEST plant-based junk food in London.”
You can find The Green Grill at CRATE, 35 St James Street, Walthamstow, London.