The best kombucha in Toronto

A healthy alternative for the holidays

The holidays are coming, and kombucha is a great alternative to alcohol over the holiday season.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to alcohol, or even something that would taste great with your drink of choice to avoid sugary juices, kombucha is the drink for you! Loaded with probiotics, this is the perfect drink for the holidays.

Check out the best kombucha in Toronto below.

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Cove Kombucha

Cove Kombucha was founded by two brothers from Nova Scotia who started making kombucha out of their mother’s kitchen and selling it at Farmers’ Markets. Now, Cove boasts the perfect fizziness for refreshment, with a balance of sweetness and acidity for flavour, in six fun, colourful flavours including Cherry Hibiscus, Raspberry Lemonade, and Mango Turmeric. Cove Kombucha, which is organic, non-GMO, and unpasteurized to preserve healthy probiotics, is sold at Whole Foods, Goodness Me!, and Sobeys throughout Ontario. Not only does Cove Kombucha offer up tasty drinks, but they also pledge 1 per cent of their revenue to different initiatives that support making the world a better place through the 1% for the Planet initiative.

The Grow Op

Head to the Grow Op to indulge in some deliciously healthy kombucha. They not only offer kombucha on tap, with select flavours based on availability, but they also have kombucha cocktails that are made up of any of their “Activated Potions,” kombucha, and a ginger shot for a major health boost.


Tonica, which started back in 2008, offers up an impressive array of flavours, including green tea, blueberry, and coffee. Tonica Kombucha is bath brewed and bottled artisanally in Toronto, hand crafted with all natural, certified organic ingredients. You can find Tonica at select grocers and restaurants across Toronto, including Whole Foods, Shoppers Drug Mat, Loblaws, and Metro.

Alchemy Pickle Company

While Alchemy Pickle Company doesn’t offer up a huge variety of flavours, the ones they do carry are delicious. They offer up brews like Jasmine Apple Lemon Balm, Pear Ginger, and Blueberry Mint. Alchemy boasts themselves on supporting local food economy, sourcing ingredients directly from farms within Southern Ontario. You can find Alchemy Pickle’s kombucha at retailers like Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Süüp Health Bar, and more.


You can find Vams in some of your favourite Toronto eateries like Bolt Fresh Bar and Glory Hole Doughnuts. The company began in a Parkdale basement, and it has grown to boast a large variety of quirky flavours like Tropical Goth, Pink Punk, and Crystal Arrow. Vams not only makes small-batch kombucha, but also kefir water.