7 bubble tea brands in the GTA now offering soy-based drinks and desserts

Nov 27 2020, 4:59 pm

In Toronto, we’re spoiled by the sheer volume (and quality) of bubble tea shops that brighten our neighbourhoods. Whenever you have a bubble tea craving, chances are you won’t have to look very far to have it satisfied.

With plant-based alternatives becoming mainstream, we’re especially grateful to be able to indulge in our favourite milk teas and desserts — without the dairy. When it comes to maintaining that velvety texture we know and love,¬†drinks and desserts made with¬†Vitasoy Caf√© for Baristas Soy Drink¬†are our go-to at spots around the GTA.

The soy milk brand recently launched a citywide Find your #SoyMates Event and partnered with some of the top bubble tea brands in town. The partnerships give locals the chance to enjoy deliciously creamy, soy milk-based bubble teas and desserts (which are all brand new to the menu) from an array of different shops. The only hard choice will be which one to stop at first.

Kung Fu Tea

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Founded in Queens, New York, this popular bubble tea brand was opened when its co-owners returned from a trip to Taiwan only to find there was no equivalent in America. Today, they remain committed to delivering on the most delicious, high-quality flavours. Give their almond, chai, oolong, green, sesame matcha, rosehip, and winter melon soy milk teas a try for a smooth and subtly sweet experience.

Address: 30 Rice Road, Welland


Hey Sugar

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Specializing in fresh milk tea, this is a Toronto favourite that never disappoints. Their soy-infused strawberry tea and cheese foam milk tea with Vitasoy-flavoured jelly are no exception. The health-conscious bubble tea café is all about using the freshest and most natural ingredients, including made-in-house tapioca balls.

Address: 5379 Yonge Street, North York
Address: 3278 Midland Avenue, Unit D116, Scarborough
Address: 449 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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Palgong Tea

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In honour of the #SoyMates Event, Palgong Tea has launched an assortment of delicious new bubble tea flavours. Next time you drop by, sip on one of their vanilla matcha, hazelnut cocoa, red bean latte, and coconut chai soy beverages.

Address: 15 Mill Street, Toronto
Address: 28 Finch Avenue West, Unit 110, North York
Address: 330 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill

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Sugar Marmalade

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At Sugar Marmalade, the goal is to make every creation a little taste of heaven. It sounds like a lot to live up to, but you’ll get it once you give their decadent bubble teas and desserts a try — like their soya milk pudding with red bean and pearls, soya milk dalgona coffee, taro sago soya milk, and Vitasoy milk shaved ice.

Address: 280 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Address: 5322 Yonge Street, North York
Address: 3278 Midland Avenue, Scarborough
Address: 9275 Markham Rd, Unit 7, Markham
Address: 3255 Highway 7, Unit 19-20, Markham

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Tiger Sugar

Tiger Sugar/Hector Vasquez

This international bubble tea sensation prides itself on being the dessert champion of the bubble tea world. After a decade of perfecting the recipe, their brown sugar pearl milk tea is the world’s first “dessert drink.” Now, for the first time in North America, their signature black sugar boba can be ordered with a plant-based alternative.

Address: 348A Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: 5418 Yonge Street, North York
Address: 3276 Midland Avenue, Scarborough
Address: 32 South Unionville Ave, Unit 1002, Markham
Address: 15420 Bayview Ave, Unit C2, Aurora

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Xing Fu Tang

Xing Fu Tang/Hector Vasquez

This one-of-a-kind shop is focused on delivering brown sugar boba drinks to bubble tea lovers around the world — using nothing but handmade, preservative, and sugar-free boba. Pop by one of their many locations for their damascus rose tea or kirin oolong tea — both made with Vitasoy Caf√© for Baristas Soy Drink.

Address: 506 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: 316 College Street, Toronto (Open early December)
Address: 4632 Yonge Street, North York
Address: CF Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 1098, North York
Address: 115-3278 Midland Avenue, Scarborough
Address: 550 Highway 7 East, Unit 51, Richmond Hill

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Yang Teashop

Yang Teashop/Hector Vasquez

Diversity is at the core of what Yang Teashop strives for when it comes to creating teas that are for everyone. From tea lattes — like their taro soy tea latte and sweet potato soy tea latte — to fruit blends and exotic flavours, they combine modern methods with the best flavours from around the world.

Address: 183 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Address: 5295 Yonge Street, North York
Address: 3623 Hwy 7, Unit 106, Markham
Address: 8570 Woodbine Ave, Unit D3, Markham
Address: Square One Mall, Level 2, Entrance 8, Mississauga

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As it turns out, soy milk and bubble tea are a match made in heaven. While supplies last, you can also receive a free reusable straw with the purchase of two drinks or desserts made with Vitasoy Café for Baristas Soy Milk at any of the aforementioned shops.

Drop by one (or all) of these bubble tea shops to sample some delicious plant-based drinks as part of the Find your #SoyMates Event. By sharing your rich and colourful soy milk-based bubble teas, tea lattes, and desserts on social media using the #SoyMates hashtag and tagging @myvitasoy, as well as¬†the shop you’ve visited, you could even win a branded prize.

Cheers and good luck finding your #SoyMates — no compromise required.

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