Where to get bubble tea?

bubble tea croppedAndrea asked this morning on Twitter:

I want bubble tea. Does @alloveralbany know where I can get some?

Our first thought was the Hong Kong Bakery on Wolf Road. But people on Twitter had a few other suggestions -- they're after the jump.

Got a suggestion for a local spot for bubble tea? Please share.

Earlier on AOA: Checking out the new location for the Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro

Comments

I don't know if they always carry it, but I've definitely had Bubble Tea at Enchanté Whole Leaf Teas at 169 River Street in Troy. Check out their facebook page for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enchant%C3%A9-Whole-Leaf-Teas/208567795851974

Lil Buddha on Lark Street!

Little Buddha on Lark Street!

Pho Yum on Central, near the Wolf Rd intersection.

Red & Blue on 15th St. in Troy has a variety of flavors of bubble tea.

Another vote for Little Budda.

Haven't tried this one but there's a FroYo / Bubble Tea place in Crossgates too, down the hall from the theater, bottom floor. I'm not sure of the name!

There is a place in Crossgates that also sells froyo, I can't remember what it's called. But it was decent stuff for a shop in the mall. It was there as recently as a month ago, or so.

I had to wean myself off of my several times a week bubble tea habit when I moved here from Houston years ago, so I'm not sure I want to get hooked again.. but still, I'll be watching this space :)

Ruby Asian Bistro on Madison Ave has em. Can't comment on the quality

Having tried a few, including the mall options, I'd definitely rate Hong Kong Bakery's as the best. The red bean one is particularly good--especially when paired with one of their deep fried pork dumplings.

For sure lil buddha. They don't use the terrible powdered stuff, and will add whatever sweetener/milk/type of boba you desire. So yum.

Well now I feel still for saying the same thing as ever other person, but I was surprised that Lil Buddha wasn't up there so I was like, "There are OTHER places?!?!?" But yeah... Lil Buddha, Lark Street. Wonderful

I don't know lots about bubble tea but we just bubble thai tea at the new Vietnamese restaurant, Kim's on Madison Avenue. Delicious Pho also!

The place at crossgates mall is called Yo.Dessert. It's probably the best and most consistent boba in the area. But I would actually suggest you just go to the asian supermarket and buy some 5 minute boba pearls to make your own.

The boba of boba changes in the hours after it cooks. Places that don't sell a lot of boba won't be cooking boba as frequently therefore your mileage will always vary.

I've been to Hong Kong Bakery and LOVE their bubble tea!
A few years ago I went to Lil Buddha and tried their bubble tea... not a fan. They had rectangular "bubbles" which tasted strange. "Bubbles" should look like bubbles! Hopefully they've made the switch to your typical circle bubbles. If not, I wouldn't go there again.

I just had the coconut bubble tea from Hong Kong Bakery on Sunday. It was very creamy and had a nice coconut flavor with lots of boba.

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