Kombucha Calling! Here's Where You Can Find This 'Health Elixir' In The City

    Kombucha, the mother of all hipster drinks, even cooler than matcha latte with coconut milk, has made a much-welcome entry to Delhi. What's basically fermented tea, Kombucha, apparently has a ton of health benefits. And while I'm hopeful I reflect these, it's definitely not the reason I spend five-diet-Cokes worth of rupees on one glass of this drink. What I love is the taste—it's like having really nice, non-alcoholic, spiced sparkling wine. Pour yourself a glass, top it up with ice, and you're good to go.

    Whatever your incentive—health, or just taste—to drink Kombucha, here are five places that I've tried it in Delhi/NCR, and my feedback on them...

    Fig & Maple

    Fig & Maple

    Greater Kailash - 2, Delhi

    The go-to brunch spot of the hour, Fig & Maple sources their Kombucha from Krishi Cress (another really cool company you should keep an eye out for). I like their variant the most; it isn't too tart or bitter, actually tastes 'floral', and is the perfect accompaniment to one of their signature egg dishes. 

    Fab Cafe

    Fab Cafe

    Vasant Kunj, Delhi

    A recent discovery, Fab Cafe's kombucha comes in three iterations; nimbu, raspberry and chia seeds, and a mango one as well. I tried the nimbu one, which I really liked. All of FabCafe's food is fabulous, so knock yourself out. They've got three outlets in Vasant Kunj, Lajpat Nagar and Gurgaon. 

    Greenr Cafe

    Greenr Cafe

    Vasant Vihar, Delhi

    I hear Greenr in Vasant Vihar also has great Kombucha—I'll be trying it as soon as I can.

    Atmosphere Kombucha

    Atmosphere is a brand that delivers fresh, bottled kombucha to your home, but you need to order a minimum of four. Other than that, they also retail through multiple eateries all over in Delhi. For a list of that, you'll have to check their website.