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
Belli's is a grocery store meets smoothie bar and they carry loads of on-tap kombucha.
3178 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
Life Spring Health Foods & Juice Bar is well-stocked with many options and flavors of kombucha.
151 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
David's Tea carries plenty of drinks, including kombucha, of course.
1450 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637
B'Gabs is a wonderful cafe where you can enjoy some raw food and fresh kombucha.
2036 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
Plenty Grocery is a spot where you can purchase groceries while sipping on a fresh kombucha on tap.
5755 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634
You'll find a lovely kombucha-flavored loose tea at Tea'se.
22 W. Maple St., Chicago, IL 60610
Chicago Health Foods serves up delicious foods that you can wash down with even yummier kombucha.
300 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
North Loop is an excellent choice if you want to try some new food or drinks.
1130 N. Ashland St., Chicago, IL 60622
You'll find kombucha on tap and bottled here, as well as other beverages.
2878 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
You'll fall in love with this trendy cafe and the kombucha they make in house!
2746 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Dill Pickle's offerings are diverse, and you can find some nice kombucha from a local business with ease here.
2014 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Pricey though it may be, you'll be delighted by the selection of products at Olivia's
235 .S Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
Protein Bar brings fresh foods and drinks to The Loop and surrounding vicinity.
3109 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657
Vegetarian Express will wow all carnivores who don't believe veggies and plant-based food can taste good.
1484 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Native Foods Cafe will steal your heart and your appetite in no time.