Craving kombucha? Enjoy a fitness boost from these 15 mighty independent health spots in Chicago

by Carrie Bradon | May 23, 2018, 3:01pm |

Kombucha, or fermented tea, is a slightly effervescent beverage that is filled with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients.

The world is constantly on a quest for health and we'll go to great extremes to ensure we feel good and our bodies operates well. From going to the gym at 5 a.m. so that we get our exercise in before work to drinking green smoothies that are filled with greens and bitter-tasting herbs, sometimes staying healthy (or trying to) can be rather unpleasant.

However, there are small changes that one can implement in life that will lend more energy and overall well-being to life, such as the foods we eat and beverages we drink.

Kombucha, or fermented tea, is a slightly effervescent beverage that is filled with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients and actually is enjoyable to consume. Though you can buy it at big-box stores, sometimes it's nice to find local spots where you can enjoy this fizzy drink.

If you're ready to start drinking your way across Chicago, here are 15 mighty independent options that serve kombucha.

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1223 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 307-7305
Belli's is a grocery store meets smoothie bar and they carry loads of on-tap kombucha.

Life Spring Health Foods & Juice Bar

3178 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-1023
Life Spring Health Foods & Juice Bar is well-stocked with many options and flavors of kombucha.

David's Tea

151 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 228-6772
David's Tea carries plenty of drinks, including kombucha, of course.

B'Gabs Goodies

1450 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 363-1505
B'Gabs is a wonderful cafe where you can enjoy some raw food and fresh kombucha.

Plenty Grocery and Deli

2036 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 270-1509
Plenty Grocery is a spot where you can purchase groceries while sipping on a fresh kombucha on tap.

Tea'se Tea Shoppe

5755 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 599-4136
You'll find a lovely kombucha-flavored loose tea at Tea'se.

Chicago Health Foods

22 W. Maple St., Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-2220
Chicago Health Foods serves up delicious foods that you can wash down with even yummier kombucha.

North Loop Market

300 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 291-9329
North Loop is an excellent choice if you want to try some new food or drinks.

Garden Gourmet Market

1130 N. Ashland St., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-2222
You'll find kombucha on tap and bottled here, as well as other beverages.

Left Coast Food + Life

2878 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 880-5338
You'll fall in love with this trendy cafe and the kombucha they make in house!

The Dill Pickle Food Co-Op

2746 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-2667
Dill Pickle's offerings are diverse, and you can find some nice kombucha from a local business with ease here.

Olivia's Market

2014 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-4220
Pricey though it may be, you'll be delighted by the selection of products at Olivia's

Protein Bar

235 .S Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 346-7300
Protein Bar brings fresh foods and drinks to The Loop and surrounding vicinity.

Vegetarian Express

3109 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 880-9155
Vegetarian Express will wow all carnivores who don't believe veggies and plant-based food can taste good.

Native Foods Cafe

1484 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-8480
Native Foods Cafe will steal your heart and your appetite in no time.

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