During my last few trips down to California, I tried several bubble tea shops in San Francisco and these are my two favorites. Asha Tea House near Union Square, and Boba Guys. Boba Guys having several locations throughout the Bay Area.
Both shops had great reviews on Yelp in addition to having modern and clean looking store aesthetics. Which one was better?
I think Asha had better boba compared to Boba Guys, plus the taste of their tea was great.
That's not to say Boba Guys wasn't good as I liked how their stores were sprinkled throughout town which makes it convenient for a solid cup of bubble tea when you have those cravings, I just found that the drinks on the days that I went were slightly watered down and the lines were surprisingly extra long (15-30 minutes) which compared to Asha (barely any wait) made it less appealing to go.
Both places allowed you to customize your drinks (sweetness level, milk alternative options) and both took credit cards (which is great when you don't carry cash). While there were a good amount of different bubble tea shops in downtown SF, I always found myself going back to Asha and Boba Guys. If you're traveling in the area, and you love 💕 bubble tea, I highly recommend swinging by these two.
How about you guys? What's your favorite BBT place in SF or Northern California?