Tiny Bubbles: 7 Places to Nab Boba with Kids
Bubble tea is one of life’s simplest, and goofiest, pleasures: the ice-cold liquid colliding with the chewy tapioca balls is unlike anything else. Plus, tons of bubble tea places offer tea-free options that are fruit-flavored, so caffeine won’t be an issue. Check out these picks for kid-friendly bubble tea around Seattle that’ll help you keep your cool.
Gossip, located in the ID, is a sweet space with lots of light and an upbeat vibe. Kids can choose from ten different jelly styles; go for an icy fruit slush (watermelon flavor? Yes please!) and add egg pudding and tapioca for a totally unique mix of textures.
651 S King St, Seattle, 98105
Oasis is a super-hip spot in the Int'l. District with tons of space inside. Nab a spot at a table where kids can roam around nearby and let them explore the massive menu. If you’re looking for a less-sweet treat, Oasis also serves up espresso for your grown-up tastes. They also have locations in the University District and within the Renton Uwajimaya.
ID: 519 6th Ave S, Seattle, 98104
UDistrict: 4508 University Way NE, Seattle, 98105
Renton: 501 S Grady Way, Renton, 98057
This tiny deli is a gem tucked into a strip mall just off Jackson and 12th Ave in the ID. Adults will dig the Thai iced tea; kids will go ape for the ice blended passionfruit.
1200 S Jackson St # 7, Seattle, 98144
This tiny Asian bakery has a full menu of great bubble tea. Go for a classic black milk tea and grab a sweet pastry to go with.
514 S King St, Seattle, 98104
Sharetea’s mixed smoothies and teas are endlessly customizable: you can even adjust the sweetness level to your liking! If your kid has more refined taste, try the taro blended ice; it’s a cool mixture of sweet and savory in an awesome pale-purple color. Adult tea fanatics will love the black tea crema, a black milk tea with a hefty pour of cream on top.
UDistrict: 1100 NE 45th St, Seattle, 98105
Redmond: 7425 166th Ave. NE, Suite C140, Redmond, 98052
Northgate’s Jewel Box, tucked into the shopping center’s movie theater plaza, has a sweet interior and lots of cushy chairs, perfect for an afternoon bubble tea break. Try the almond or lychee bubble tea for a different twist.
321 NE Thornton Pl, Seattle, 98125
Pearls offers a really cool twist: A bubble tea place with its own artisan concoctions. Kids will love the creamsicle, a blended orange and vanilla bubble tea.
4800 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, 98106