Being that Los Angeles is so diversely popular in enthic backgrounds, food and culture, it might be more of a chore to figure out what’s the best thing of ‘anything’ in Los Angeles is. No really, if you search up the best food in Los Angeles you get a result of thousands of restaurants to choose from. It doesn’t help that all of them have like 4+ stars too..!
It seems like there’s so much to choose from in Los Angeles that it’s difficult to nail just a few things, especially boba and bubble tea! It’s like there’s more choices for the best boba places in Los Angeles than there are boba flavors, crazy!
Well, if you’re searching for the best boba places in Los Angeles, you’ve come to the right place! With our team hard at work scouring the internet and reviews for the best boba places, we think we’ve narrowed it down to a select few that are worth the try. We hope this will help you one bit at least!
Pearl’s Finest Teas
Just by the name you should be intrigued. Pearl’s Finest Teas serves up some of the best tasting boba or bubble tea around the Fair Fax Avenue area, you won’t want to miss this if you’re visiting. It’s pretty and pink inside too! Like any bubble tea shop, you’re able to customize your own drink to your liking with sweetness and amount of toppings (if that’s how you roll). Some of the favorites here seem to be a toss up between traditional black milk tea with boba pearls and of course horchata milk tea! Also a side note, if you’re planning to drive to this place, be prepared to find street parking (or hours of circling) this area is very popular and full of sitting cars. Maybe an Uber or Lyft ride here will suffice.
Making a name for itself in the boba and bubble tea community of Chinatown Los Angeles since 2016, Bubble U is a boba force to be reckoned with. With pretty grey wood accents and plants around the boba shop you’ll find yourself right at home! Order yourself some of their customer’s favorites like matcha milk tea and taro smoothies. Don’t forget to add the boba pearls too! If you’re interested, go ahead and try some of their specialty drinks as well. The tiramisu iced coffee specialty drink caught our eye, maybe you can try it and let us know how that tastes!
I LOVE SWEETEA
We love sweet tea too! This boba cafe is not just your typical boba shop, it has amazing boba flavors to sip on but also some of the best food pairings to munch on too! We’re talking late night snack vibes here. Many people seem to flock over to this place to grab a quick but delicious bite. As we began our search for what foods they have we got hungrier and hungrier… If you’re ever around La Brea Ave in Los Angeles, stop by this boba cafe for delicious bites like popcorn chicken, bubble waffles and even cajun fries! Ugh, this sounds way too delicious right now, we might just have to take a break for lunch because of this!
Bon Bon Tea House
Okay this bubble tea shop and house is very impressive and nothing short of greatness. With over 1200+ reviews averaging 4+ stars there has to be a reason why this boba cafe is delicious! With a huge selection of boba some might think that they would give you lesser of quality for the quantity of flavors but not here. Their amazing selection of flavors will assure that you’ll have quality tea and other ingredients. Some popular customer favorites here include class black milk tea (really can’t go wrong with this), green milk tea and thai milk tea! Be sure to add boba pearls, the jelly toppings are just as great if that’s your style too.
We’re sure you’ve seen this bubble tea cafe a lot on your searches through instagram or google. They’ve become quite popular since their open and we can understand why. They’re taking a whole new innovative approach with traditional milk teas… Not only do they step it up a notch with quality ingredients and sourced teas but they also have milk tea floats! Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. MILK+T has milk tea floats where you simply choose a flavor of milk tea you want (let’s just say matcha milk tea) and they’ll add delicious and sweet scoop of ice cream on top (we’re talking like vanilla, chocolate and more)! That’s what we call next level boba!
If you’re familiar with Asian Youtubers, you’re familiar with this place. Sip Matcha is co-owned or founded by many Asian Youtubers that we’ve come to love over the years and a few of their good friends. With many owners you might think that there will be a lot of clashing making for a poor product but not here. Sip Matcha prides themselves in using only the highest quality of ingredients to give you the best experience. They have multiple locations around Los Angeles so if you’re around, try some of their matcha classics. We personally love their mango matcha milk tea and dirty matcha. Oh they’re so delicious!
If you’re looking for a place not only for it’s delicious bubble tea and boba, but a place to hang out too, this is the one. TEAPOP started with the idea of culture and creativity paired with premium tea. Their location in the Nohos Art District of Los Angeles is quite the vibey experience! With events every so often, you can bring your boba squad here and enjoy musicians, art galleries and more! This place isn’t just boba, it’s an experience.
It’s Boba Time
First created way back in 2003, It’s Boba Time set the tone for what boba cafes in the future should be. Boasting “the most famous boba shop in Los Angeles area” they were one of the few at the time to incorporate great bites with boba and bubble tea, now it’s almost standard to do this! With over 140 different high quality flavors to choose from you won’t be disappointed in what they have to offer. Plus what’s better than fries and boba?
Alrighty, that’s our non-exhaustive list of some great boba or bubble tea places in Los Angeles. If you think we’ve missed some great ones that should be added to this list, be sure to let us know below. We’re here to provide the best information about boba possible and it starts with listening to what you have to say, so don’t be shy! If you want to read more articles here’s an interesting one we just did, read what Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala from Lion King) had to say about boba!