Cold drinks on a hot day — can it get better than that? Bubble tea is definitely in, and there are plenty of great options in Brooklyn. Check out our shortlist of Bubble Tea hot spots to cool for your steamy summer day.
- Bensonhurst: ViVi Bubble Tea
This Bay Parkway shop offers both hot and cold bubble tea, along with snacks to cure your hunger. It’s quite popular, but don’t just take our word for it.
2. Sunset Park: Ninja Bubble Tea
This 2013 shop is well known for its bubble tea. In fact, each cup has a photo of a ninja splattered onto it. The shop offers a variety of flavors such as honey, strawberry, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. For those who prefer a milk-based tea, there is mango twist, honey dew, guava, and so many more. And if you get hungry, you can top it off with a sandwich!
3. Sunset Park: Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.
Aside from selling amazing bubble tea, this shop also provides customers with herbal leaves to take home. The company was founded in 1953 and has been making tea ever since. Not only are there a variety of shops in NY, there is also some in Taiwan!
4. Downtown Brooklyn: Kung Fu Tea
This franchise has become so popular that there are several of locations in Brooklyn! They offer a variety of flavors (without or without milk, slush, punch, yogurt, and espresso) including black tea, honey tea, and winter melon green tea.
Check out their other Brooklyn locations here.
5. Boerum Hill and Park Slope: Hanco’s
This Vietnamese bubble tea shop offers plenty of flavors from coconut bubble milk tea, to lychee-flavored bubble tea. It is the perfect spot for a summer date, as there are also a variety of appetizers (shredded chicken rolls), salads (green salad with tofu), entrees (grilled pork rice), sandwiches (grilled chicken) and soups (beef pho).
Try one or try them all, and let us know how they taste!