Dallas is positively packed with shops slinging chewy, fruity bubble tea, and there doesn’t be any sign that the city’s obsession with the Taiwanese drink will slow down any time soon. That’s especially true during the summer, when an icy cup of boba tea is an essential way to cool off during this brutal heat.
Over the past several months, a handful of exciting new boba destinations have made their debuts in Dallas-Fort Worth. Many of those openings have been hush-hush thanks to the pandemic, but now’s a great time to check out these brand new additions to the city’s boba scene.
Scope out this list of 5 new — or at least newish — boba tea shops in Dallas, and get ready to slurp.
This China-born chain operates more than 300 locations across the globe, and one of the newest is in Carrollton. Here, vegan-friendly cheese teas in flavors like dragon fruit, mango, and avocado await, along with classic milk teas, yogurt teas packed with fresh fruit, and snacks like tofu pudding, cheese-stuffed dorayaki, and fluffy marshmallow souffles.
1016 W Trinity Mills Road, Suite 100, Carrollton
Tucked inside the Frisco Oasis shopping center, Yi Fang brings one of Taiwan’s most popular boba chains to DFW. The menu here is pretty traditional, with staples like pineapple green tea and sugarcane lattes served alongside brown sugar boba drinks and oolong tea topped with salted cream.
9244 Prestmont Place, Suite 210, Frisco
This Taiwanese shop makes its boba in-house, making it super fresh and chewy. Order those pearls inside a passionfruit green tea, oolong tea latte, or classic black tea. Not feeling tea? There’s also plenty of milkshakes on the menu, including an Oreo brown sugar shake that is not to be missed.
4060 State Highway 121, Carrollton
The menu at this Richardson newcomer is focused heavily on matcha, the uber-green powdered Japanese tea. Here, matcha is layered with colorful soy milk infused with beet and turmeric, or mixed with rosewater for a decidedly floral sip. Add-ins include freshly made almond jelly, boba, chia seeds, and lychee.
326 West Campbell Road, Richardson
Even though this shop’s name gives its chewy mochi doughnuts top billing, the boba teas at Mochinut are definitely worth a try. Six different drinks, including a vibrantly purple ube tea and the beloved brown sugar milk tea are on the menu, perfect for pairing with a cheese-stuffed hot dog and black sesame mochi doughnuts.
3052 Old Denton Road, Suite 104, Carrollton