Kombucha is having a moment. The 2000 year old fermented tea drink is packed with probiotics and reputed to support gut health. And anyone else noticed it’s popping up everywhere from healthy eateries to supermarket shelves? Kombucha’s new found popularity has not only spread to your local deli, cafés are now busy brewing their own craft versions. Here’s our top three Glowcations in London for a home brewed fermented fix.

Plant Hub, Hackney

The ever innovative David Bez now runs the Plant Hub and Academy with  chefs Lauren Lovatt and Antonio Alderuccio. Not only is it a community hub and café for all things plant-based, it’s now east London’s hotspot for the beverage.

Plant Hub offers four delicious flavours on ice – lavender, blood orange, thyme and turmeric.

In addition, there’s a tempting selection of kombucha based mocktails. This includes the Kombuchito (thyme kombucha, coconut sugar, mint, lemon and ice) and the Floral (lavender kombucha, grapefruit and ice). We can’t resist.

To read more about Plant Hub click here.

High Mood Food, Marylebone and Spitalfields

High Mood Food is the first grab-and-go café in London to focus on gut health.

Their salads, bread, drinks and deserts are all made from natural, fermented, living food.

So, it’s not surprising that amongst their array of live fermented foods, kombucha takes centre stage. High Mood Food stocks several craft varieties: Momo, Wild Fizz, Fix 8 and Boo Chi. Interestingly, they also have several home-brewed kombucha products on sale. This includes a kombucha vinegar and the newly launched raspberry kombucha sorbet.

To read more about High Mood Food click here.

Caravan, Bankside

Caravan Bankside is the third branch of Caravan and is the one to visit for a house-made immune boosting ferment.

Bankside brew their own immune boosting kombucha and shrubs as part of their Ferments and Sodas menu.

The pro-biotic soda range of ginger and galangal soda, beetroot and clementine shrub, lacto rhubarb and vanilla soda and coconut and lime water kefir makes decision making tricky.

 

To read more about Caravan, Bankside click here.

 

 

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