What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented probiotic drink that is taking the health care industry by storm. It is made from tea, sugar, a scoby, and a starter from a previous batch. You can buy a starter kit to get you going if you don’t happen to have any previous starters lying around. And before you ask, a scoby is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast that work together to jump start the fermenting process. If you live in the Oceanside area, you’re in luck. There are some great places to find kombucha!
Living Tea Brewing Co.: 302 Wisconsin Ave. Oceanside
With six rotating flavors on tap, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you. The helpful staff allows you to try each flavor before you purchase one, and Bill, the owner, is knowledgeable and willing to stop and chat with you about the process, the flavors, and anything else you might want to know. Try the Blueberry Wildflower…rumor has it it’s to die for!
The Cup: 206 Wisconsin Ave. Oceanside
Just up the road from Living Tea, The Cup features kombucha on tap and the helpful staff will let you try it to see what you think before you purchase it. Grab a sandwich and a kombucha and sit outside under the umbrellas. Perfect for a mid-afternoon stop over!
Hill Street Café and Gallery: 524 S. Coast Hwy. Oceanside
Enjoy the kombucha on tap—try having them make you a mimosa with blood orange juice! Also great with their wide selection of vegetarian options. Sit outside and enjoy the great food and beautiful weather.
Breakfast Club Diner California: 228 N. Coast Hwy. Oceanside
At Breakfast Club Diner California, you can try a range of kombucha flavors they have on tap. With over the top flavors, large portions, and everything 80s, stopping in for breakfast or lunch at BCDC is an experience you don’t want to miss.
The Privateer Coal Fired Pizza: 1706 S. Coast Hwy. Oceanside
At The Privateer, not only can you try delicious coal fired pizza, but they also have unique dishes and unexpected combinations that make for a truly tasty visit! While you’re dining in, try some gingerade kombucha, the perfect blend of a yummy flavor and some great help benefits to boot.
The kombucha kraze has been growing and we love that Oceanside spots are embracing it with open arms! Next time you’re out to eat, ask if they serve kombucha, and let us know where we can find the best kombucha in Oceanside!