In 2017, the New York Times published an article calling tapioca pearls “blobs” and referred to bubble tea as “exotic.” Readers sounded off, and the Times revised their piece, but this much was clear: despite the proliferation of bubble tea beyond Chinatown, Flushing, and Sunset Park, there are still people out there who know nothing about Taiwan’s “National drink.”
At that time, we brought bubble tea to the crossroads of the world: Times Square. In the first ever NYC bubble tea festival, a stretch of Broadway right above Times Square was transformed into a one-of-a-kind festival. We are doing it again this year.
Buy a ticket below or day of (while supplies last) and you’ll be able to sample cups of bubble tea from major players and boutiques in the bubble tea business.
(51 Street and Seventh Avenue) 790 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my dog?
Sure! The event is on NYC public street (closed off for safety of course)
Do you have other vendors besides bubble tea?
Yes! The Bubble Tea Festival is part of our Beloved TaiwanFest.NYC Street Fair, so besides bubble tea vendors, there will be food vendors, artisan vendors and Taiwan Tourism Bureau to provide info to travel to Taiwan!
Is the event rain or shine?
Yes! In the city that never sleeps, we do not stop! (Unless the City really tell us to)
If you're a BOBA lover, you'd be crazy to miss this.