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The 5 Best Bubble Tea Shops Near Chinatown, Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Thirsting for some boba? These Chinatown spots are the best places for your next bubble tea session. We determined the greatest places for Boba in Chinatown by analyzing millions of reviews from the best review sites. Take your pick from the list below for some of the best bubble tea in Chinatown - we recommend the extra toppings.

Find the perfect Bubble tea spot

Tea Do

Tea & Coffee, $, ChinatownTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Vivi Bubble Tea

Tea & Coffee, $, ChinatownTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tsaocaa & BBQ Chicken

Tea & Coffee, $$, ChinatownTea & Coffee, $$Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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A Cup Of Tea

Tea & Coffee, $, Old CityTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for bubble tea in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2020

T cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Old CityTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Bubble tea can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16402 restaurants, and 770 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. For example, we considered Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score juice and smoothies in Philadelphia and Hoodline - 4 top spots for bubble tea in Philadelphia as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

There are 2 bubble tea spots in Chinatown.

Bubblefish is the highest-rated bubble tea spot that is good for groups in Chinatown.

Bubblefish and Vietnam Express are the highest-rated bubble tea spots for take-out in Chinatown.

Bubblefish and Vietnam Express have outdoor seating and bubble tea in Chinatown.

Bubblefish and Vietnam Express are the highest-rated spots for bubble tea delivery in Chinatown.

Factoids about Bubble tea

  • A tasty history lesson

    Our favorite treat, the bubble tea, has its roots in Taiwan. We can thank Lin Hsui Hui for coming up with it too.

  • A day for bubble tea-lovers

    Can’t get enough bubble tea? You’re not alone. The United States celebrates National Bubble Tea Day every year on April 30.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Chinatown can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Bubble tea spot.

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