It's no secret that Vancouver has some of the best Asian treats outside of Asia. Not to mention, it's clear by looking around the city that we love our bubble tea. New places are opening up all the time and it seems every month there's a new must-see place! We've got a round-up of the best bubble tea places in Vancouver that you have to check out before summer ends.
From your old standbys to new, fresh places to go, the bubble tea spots on this list are amazing because they take risks. There seems to be no rules when it comes to making bubble tea. Aside from your classic black milk tea with pearls, you can get basically anything you want: fruit, cheese, pearls cooked with honey, pearls cooked with sugar and pearls made out of cactus even!
Find your new favourite bubble tea recipe in Vancouver right now at one of these can't miss bubble tea spots.
Address: 666 E Broadway St, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6
Why you need to go: This brand new adorable Totoro-inspired cat cafe lets you meet with, play and cuddle adorable cats that need homes — plus there's bubble tea!
Buns + Boba
Address: 327 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5
Why you need to go: This vegan-friendly spot serves bubble tea with plant-based milk and the aesthetic inside their shop is on point.
Address: 985 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5
Why you need to go: You have to try "deerocia" pearls if you haven't had them yet! The Alley has all your classic favourites done well plus exciting offerings you won't find at other bubble tea shops. Don't forget about how adorable their logo is!
Xing Fu Tang
Address: 3432 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
Why you need to go: This is the only Canadian location of this exclusive Taiwanese bubble tea brand. Xing Fu Tang's super popular and unique because they stir-fry their pearls in brown sugar! You have to try their signature brown sugar pearl milk tea for an authentic bubble tea experience.
Address: 4929 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2E5
Why you need to go: For some of the most beautiful and unique bubble teas around you have to go to OneZo! They have cactus tapioca for goodness sake. If you want to try something fresh and outside of the box, you have to go here!
Address: 7908 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z2
Why you need to go: This tiny spot in Vancouver's Marpole neighbourhood packs a powerful bubble tea punch. You'll quickly be obsessed with their colourful thirst-quenching fresh fruit teas made with real fruit.
Dragon Ball Tea House
Address: 1007 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1Z3
Why you need to go: This tiny, unassuming cash-only neighbourhood spot for bubble tea might be the best in Vancouver. It's affordable, old-school and totally delicious!