Toronto is a global hotspot for Asian foods, drinks, and desserts, and there seems to be a new bubble tea franchise coming over from Asia every week.
From the Downtown Core to the surrounding suburbs, Torontonians have seen a flurry of new tea shops over the past few months. These are 10 of the new bubble tea spots that will satisfy your next milk tea craving.
With a large following in Vancouver and the rest of the world, Yifang Fruit Tea has taken Toronto by storm with three locations already up and running. This Taiwanese chain has plenty of fresh ingredients and holds off on the syrups and powders in exchange for fresh fruit.
Address: 615 Bloor Street, West
Address: 315 Spadina Avenue
Address: 672 Yonge Street
Having opened its first downtown location in October, Yang recently added a North York outpost to its portfolio and plans to launch two more locations in the GTA. With the ability to customize your own drinks down to the TYPE of sweetener and with a unique “nitro” tea on its menu, Yang is not just another boba shop.
Address: 183 Dundas Street, West
Address: 5295 Yonge Street
Hey Sugar is perfect for getting that Instagram-worthy picture with its gorgeous interior. Find all your favourite fruit teas, avoid the milk powder with their fresh milk series, or try something new and dig into the Cheese Top section of Hey Sugar’s menu.
Address: 5379 Yonge Street
Tika has milk teas off the tap. They also offer fully loaded fruit teas (filled to the brim with fresh fruit) and cold-brew teas that come in aesthetic bottles. Their signature is the Tea Macchiato, and they’re also on UberEats!
Address: 675 Yonge Street
Comebuy is a Taiwanese franchise which had a not-so-successful run in Toronto five years ago. However, it’s giving the GTA another shot with a new store in Markham. The Neptune tea and their Teaccinos are a must try.
Address: 8110 Birchmount Road #4, Markham
PannTea has all the elements of a great bubble tea shop and of a classic coffee shop. You can find their Royal Iced Coffee for a boost of caffeine or simmer down with a Supreme Fruit Tea. For the bold spirits, there’s also the Hawaii Fruit Tea with Coconuts.
Address: 5651 Steeles Ave East
Another suburban boba outpost on the list, Ding Tea has some gorgeous and colourful drinks to share with Mississauga. The franchise has locations in Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia, the U.S. and one other Canadian store in Victoria, B.C. They hope to bring new energy to a competitive bubble tea market.
Address: 3024 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
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With a soft opening in late October, we’re lucky that this teahouse has been added to the plethora of other bubble tea spots in the Yonge and Finch area. Lucky Tea has extremely cute bottles for some of their drinks, which makes your boba deliveries that much more convenient.
Address: 5 Northtown Way #11
Palgong is another Taiwanese franchise that has chosen Toronto as its new home. This place isn’t just known for tapioca, but has three different kinds of foam toppings: milk foam, chocolate foam, and cheese foam. They also serve snacks that are made in-house!
Address: 5418 Yonge Street
Health Oolong Tea
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Who knew bubble tea could be healthy? Health Oolong Tea puts a healthy twist to everyone’s favourite indulgent drink. This place is known, of course, for their Oolong Milk Tea. But other favourites include the Cake Foam Milk Tea and the Cheese Milkfoam Jasmine Green tea.
Address: 2101 Brimley Road #108
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