Tired of pumpkin spice lattes? Where to find five great turmeric lattes instead

Whether you’re a longtime turmeric fan, or just looking to try the superfood of the moment, coffeehouses are a good place to start. 

Turmeric, a close cousin to ginger, is a ubiquitous ingredient in Asian and Indian cooking. For Food Network host Aarti Sequeira, growing up in an Indian household, turmeric was considered something of a “hallowed spice” used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments. 

Indian haldi doodh, which translates to “turmeric milk” or more poetically “golden milk,” is simple to make: a spoonful of the slightly bitter and earthy turmeric, warmed milk and sometimes sugar or honey. “My mum would make it for us whenever we were feeling under the weather or had trouble going to sleep,” says Sequeira.

The latest latte versions are a comforting, autumnal alternative to that other fall-weather drink, the pumpkin spice latte. But unlike the homemade versions, these coffeehouse turmeric lattes are made with more grandeur: turmeric powder or the freshly pressed root is mixed with frothed nondairy milk such as soy, coconut, macadamia or almond. A natural sweetener or in-house syrup cuts the astringency and bitterness. Some baristas also add black pepper. The result is an earthy, creamy and soothing drink. 

Here’s are five great turmeric lattes in L.A.: 

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