CBD lattes are having a moment. Short for cannabidiol, CBD composes about 40 percent of the extract from the cannabis plant. It’s been popping up in tinctures and oils, vaporizers and food products such as coffee drinks around the New York City for more than a year now. And while the debate on whether CBD is a healing elixir or placebo continues and the NYC Health Department may soon crack down on restaurants’ ability to sell CBD infused food, the CBD trend shows no sign of slowing down. Here’s where to sip CBD coffees and lattes in New York City.
Buds & Beans Café
From turmeric to matcha lattes to iced cappuccinos, Prospect Heights’ CBD-friendly Buds & Beans Café enhances the drink of your choice with CBD oil. The iced cappuccino is the Edible Brooklyn team favorite. 564 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
With espresso, oat milk, strawberry syrup and infused with CBD oil, Gregorys Coffee serves up one of the city’s more decadent CBD specialty coffee drinks. At $9 per cup, it’s not cheap, but the strawberry syrup helps to balance out the bitterness of the CBD oil, making it a nice intro to the world of CBD edibles. Various locations in Manhattan
The Bushwick coffee shop was one of the first in New York City to serve CBD drinks. They use Flower Power Coffee, where the CBD oil is already infused into the coffee so baristas can use it to create any coffee drink whether it be an oat-milk latte or an iced coffee. 447 Central Ave., Bushwick
While this colorful gallery café doesn’t exactly have CBD drinks on the menu, they have a hemp drink menu (hemp is also an extract from the cannabis plant) and will sell you your own CBD tincture to add to your drinks. It’s their work-around if the NYC Health Department starts fining restaurants serving CBD food come October. 312 Bowery, NoHo
You’ll find speciality CBD drinks like the Golden Turmeric CBD Latte and Iced Chai CBD Latte on the menu of this cozy shop near Chinatown, but you can also ask for CBD oil to be added to any of the drinks for an additional fee. 5 Oliver St., Chinatown
Sträva Craft Coffee
Colorado based Sträva Craft Coffee sells CBD-infused coffee beans that they’ll ship directly to your door. You can choose from four different coffees, each with different amounts of CBD. Both my husband and my sister’s boyfriend said their Elevate coffee was the best coffee they ever had.
Jane West’s Flwr Shop
Edible Manhattan’s Brian Halweil is obsessed with the enhanced java from Jane West, which came highly recommended by Anna Duckworth and the staff at Miss Grass.
Love cold brew coffee? Superlost Coffee Roasters makes a cold brew with water, single-origin coffee and industrial hemp-derived CBD oil that they’ll deliver to NYC homes and offices. Each bottle contains 20mg of CBD and has a three-month shelf life.