Bubble tea is such a huge trend here in Vancouver, and it seems like more and more bubble tea shops are opening up around town.

So how do you sort out the bad (if there's even such thing) bubble tea from the great bubble tea when there's many to choose from? Luckily, we've compiled a list of the top bubble tea in Vancouver and created a map that will take you to the best spots!

The Bubble Tea Shop

Where: Downtown and Richmond

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What's great about the Bubble Tea Shop is that if you can't decide between two flavours, why not get the best of both worlds!? We love this concept and wish more places did this.


Happy Lemon

Where: Downtown and Richmond

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How adorable is the packaging at Happy Lemon? They have a wide range of real fresh teas, as well as a salted cheese tea series which takes some getting used to but is also amazing!


Dragon Ball Tea House

Where: 1007 W King Edward Avenue

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One of the most well-known and highly rated bubble tea spots in Vancouver, Dragon Ball Tea House has an extensive menu of flavours. Try the red bean or matcha slush for a refreshing treat!


Boba Boy

Where: Kerrisdale and Burnaby

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Boba Boy is in the process of opening several other stores in Vancouver and also has stores in Toronto. They serve great flavours and you also have the option of getting a super cute to-go bottle so you can save the rest for later (if there's any left)!


Rad Tea Room

Where: 80-678 Dunsmuir Street (Granville Station, Dunsmuir Exit)

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Rad Tea Room prides themselves on using real tea leaves - you won't find any powders here. They also offer non-dairy alternatives, and the packaging is super Instagram-worthy!


Taan Char

Where: 7908 Granville Street

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Taan Char has excellent fruit teas and if you're open to trying new things, try the cheese tea - fruit tea with a layer of salty cream cheese foam on top! It's definitely something interesting, but super delicious!


45 Degree Bubble Tea House

Where: 1467 W Pender Street

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Located in the heart of Downtown and offering a wide range of teas and coffees, 45 Degree Bubble Tea is a great option! Try the Sakura Oolong Mousse Tea for something different.


Boba Monster

Where: 5766 Fraser Street

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Packaging doesn't get any cuter than Boba Monster - and you can either choose from their extensive menu or create your own custom bubble tea! They are also available through SkipTheDishes so you can get it delivered to you.



Where: Various Locations

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Presotea is one of the widely known bubble tea chains, with locations all around the world. They have classic milk teas as well as different coloured pearls - our favourite is the roasted milk tea!


Passion Tea Room

Where: 1020 Howe Street

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Passion Tea Room uses fresh tea and fresh fruits in their drinks, so you can really taste the difference! The store itself is small and intimate, and in a great location too.


So, how many bubble tea spots can you conquer in one day? It's time to find out!