The top 5 kombucha made in Toronto
Kombucha made in Toronto might just make you leave soda behind for a more nutritious alternative. Kombucha has become one of the trendiest drinks for health-nuts everywhere, inspiring many a person to kiss sugary beverages goodbye. Offered in flavours like lavender and hibiscus, these Toronto-brewed kombuchas might be an acquired taste, but they have a rabid following.
Here are my picks for the top locally made kombucha in Toronto.
Tonica kicked off in 2008 and has been picking up steam ever since. They offer a range of flavours including green tea, blueberry, and coffee that will benefit your body while quenching your thirst. You can find it at a number of select grocers (like Noah's) and restaurants across the city.
Pekoe is the perfect destination for those who want a well-rounded health regimen. Located in the Yoga Tree studio at Bay and Dundas, you can perfect your downward dog and follow up with a metabolism-boosting mason jar of kombucha. The flavours here are nothing short of unique. You'll find options like Heart Beet, which incorporates beet, apple, pear, and ginger flavours.
Alchemy Pickle Company
Alchemy Pickle Company doesn't offer a huge range of flavours, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality. Jasmine apple and Green Tea Grape are among the brews offered. You can find the kombucha, along with other Alchemy Pickle Company products, at a few specialty retailers in the city.
Featured in popular eateries like Bolt Fresh Bar and Glory Hole Doughnuts, Vams has come far from its Parkdale basement beginnings. Their wide range of flavours include chai orange, hibiscus & goji berry, and spirulina & lime. Keep up with their kombucha endeavours on Instagram, their feed is both informative and aesthetically-pleasing.
This stand-alone shop in Kensington Market serves up fermented beverages on tap. Perfect for kombucha novices, you can sample many of the flavours before you buy. Speaking of flavours, they offer everything from black tea ginger to jasmine green tea. If you want to skip the brews on tap they always have a selection of pre-bottled options on hand.
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