May 16, 2019, 4:14 pm
Last Thursday, we launched Dine the Line to explore local eateries with three journeys, one for each Skytrain line. But no matter what kind of foodie you are, there’s a fun drink in town that has captured the hearts of many in our community.
Whether you are a novice drinker of boba milk tea or acquired an advanced taste of taro slush, bubble tea is the beverage that’s buzzing today on The Buzzer Blog! As a favorite beverage of many in Metro Vancouver, here are some by Skytrain stations that you can check out while you are venturing on your Dine the Line journey:
Surrey Central Station (Expo Line)
Address: 10255 King George Blvd
Walking time: 4 minutes
Chatime is one of the few franchises in the lower mainland, and provides a wide variety of signature drinks, but also colourful toppings like rainbow jelly to add more fun to your drink.
Address: Unit 102- 10209 King George Blvd
Walking Time: 4 minutes
If you or your friend are cramming for the summer semester, (we can hear your struggles SFU Surrey students) Bubble 88 offers a selection of Taiwanese dishes to accompany your drink. Take your tea and food to go at the same time!
Metrotown Station (Expo Line)
Address: 4929 Kingsway
Walking Time: 12 mins (but 5 mins with the 144 bus)
Boba pearls are the dark starchy balls at the bottom of most drinks, but OneZo makes their drinks more fun with colored and flavoured pearls! They also make them fresh in house everyday.
Stadium-Chinatown Station (Expo Line)
Shiny Tea – International Village
Address: Unit 2113 88 W Pender Street
Walking Time: 6 minutes
If you are a classic tea drinker, Shiny Tea is a bright spot that offers more traditional tastes in tea bases and tea-flavoured soft serve. Check out Daily Hive’s video on their tea-flavoured soft serve. (There is a shortcut if you get off the SkyTrain and head toward TransLink’s Lost Property Office to find an exit on the right.)
Lougheed Town Centre Station (Millennium Line)
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
Address: E-501 North Rd
Walking time: 5 minutes
Close to the Lougheed Town Center bus loop, Coco offers tropical yogurt-based drinks using Yakult, which adds more of a refreshing taste rather than creamy.
Lincoln Station (Millennium Line)
Address: Unit 120 – 2991 Lougheed Hwy
Walking Time: 3 mins
Another casual Taiwanese eatery, Bubble World offers a wide variety of bubbly and shaken beverages. Their menu also offers desserts to share with friends.
Vancouver City Centre Station (Canada Line)
Address: 985 Hornby Street
Walking time: 8 minutes
A bit a farther than the others listed in this article, but still great for a power walk! The Alley recently opened, making themselves known for their colorful and photogenic drinks, but a bit more expensive than the others on the list.
Passion Tea Room
Address: 1020 Howe Street
Walking time: 8 minutes
Another power walk for tasty bubble tea: Passion Tea Room provides lots of specialty fruit slush, milk teas and ice tea blends for a hot summer day!
Richmond-Brighouse Station (Canada Line)
Address: Unit 130 – 6068 No. 3 Road
Walking Time: 2 minutes
If you like cappuccinos, try out a drink with milk foam at Gong Cha! This place has the shortest walking time from a Skytrain station, so you might as well grab a waffle too.
How far will you go for boba? Let us know what your favourite drink and bubble tea place is in the comments below!