Where to get a turmeric latte in Toronto

Turmeric lattes, also known as golden milk, started becoming a trend in 2016, continued well into 2017, and now they are a regular item on the menu of many cafés in Toronto. Not only is it a healthy drink, it’s also very soothing. With a nutty base, some spicy and many unique variations, here’s where you’ll find this hot, or iced, drink in the 6. [Turmeric latte at OFFSITE Photo by Parisima Baha] 

Nutbar

1
1240B Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W5

This beautiful superfood snack café at Yonge and Summerhill is known for its rich turmeric latte. It’s made with turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, raw honey and a pinch of black pepper mixed with in-house steamed nutmilk (blend of cashews, almonds and coconut). The famous $16 smoothie also has turmeric in it, and given the amount of nutritionally beneficial ingredients, it’s definitely worth the price!

Plentea

2
1205 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 0B9

These guys are like the mixologists of tea. It’s not your average tea bar. They use no tea bags – think loose leaf teas mixed with spices and other ingredients. Like a cocktail without the alcohol to give you a hangover. They have two versions. One is called the Pure Gold, made with turmeric, honey, ginger, cinnamon and chai. The other is the Tainted Gold, a chocolate infused turmeric milk spiced with ginger and chai.

OFFSITE

3
867 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V6

This fashion and art shop meets café offers a creamy delicious caffeinated turmeric latte. It’s made with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coconut oil, almond milk and espresso. You can always ask for it without the espresso if you’re trying to ditch the caffeine – it still tastes good without.

Greenhouse Juice Co

4
5 MacPherson Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1W7

Known for its high quality cold-pressed juices and healthy lifestyle brand, Greenhouse Juice has a seasonal turmeric latte named the Gold Star Latte. It’s sweet and spicy. What’s in it? Turmeric, ginger, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and the in-house almond milk (which is a sweet, nutty dream, unlike any other you’ve had – it’s made with almonds, dates, vanilla bean, Himalayan salt and filtered water). Tip: if it’s no longer on the menu, I hear Emma from the flagship location can whip one up just as good.

Thrive Organic Kitchen and Café

5
3473 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8W 1N5

This café is for the health-conscious, so it’s no surprise that it’s got turmeric latte on the menu. Try it hot or cold with your choice of rice, almond, 2 per cent, 10 per cent or coconut milk. Tip: add the one-ounce ginger and turmeric shot to your drink for an extra kick.

Impact Kitchen

6
573 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1M5

Offering clean eats from morning to night, Impact Kitchen is a great spot to come for breakfast, lunch, an early dinner, or just to chat over a hot or cold drink. Located on the Wellness Lattes menu, the turmeric latte here is made with turmeric, ginger, maple syrup, black pepper syrup and almond milk. Other must-try healthy lattes include the Beet Beauty, Charcoal and Chaga Chai Lattes.

Rooster Coffee House

7
479 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 2N4

Rooster Coffee House is a great coffee shop to get your morning cup of joe and a cozy hangout. Order the Golden Milk – made with organic turmeric and ginger, a dash of honey, a pinch of Himalayan salt and cracked pepper – to keep the Monday blues at bay.

Revitasize

8
70 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9

Whether you’re looking to cleanse, kick-start your healthy lifestyle, or just need an energy boost, this cold-pressed juice bar is the place to go. You can order the turmeric latte iced or hot, made with raw turmeric, cinnamon and steamed cashew milk. There’s also a turmeric booster shot, which also has lemon and black pepper in it. Try the Immunity Smoothie, too, made with mango, apple, turmeric, lemon, hemp and chia seeds, vanilla and agave.

Calii Love Inc

9
367 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1

A popular spot for poke and smoothie bowls, Calii Love also has some interesting hot drinks. The golden milk latte is made with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, a little bit of honey and almond milk. Tip: ask for extra honey if you want it sweet. Other steamy bevvies to try: the cardamom hot chocolate, or activated charcoal, blue majik and beets latte.

Rosie's Eatery

10
1726 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 3Y6

This 100 per cent gluten-free and vegan café, named after the owner, Rosie, has delicious treats you’ve been craving, without the guilt. Grab a chocolate chip, raspberry muffin or baked red velvet brownie, and snack on a few raw cookie dough bites – the options are endless. Pair them with a cup of her match turmeric latte and you’re good to go.

Fuel Plus

11
471 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5

Known for its butter coffee, FUEL+ has a large selection of healthy shakes and cold-pressed juices, plus vegan wraps, salads and snacks. This spot has two turmeric lattes. The first is the standard golden milk, with turmeric, ginger, black pepper and almond milk. The second is the Turmeric Chai Latte, made with organic chai, a spice blend, turmeric and almond milk.

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