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Dining Guide 2017

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SLURP!
Where to go when you got it bad for boba.
By Amanda Rock



Bubble tea, boba tea, boba—whatever you call it, we like it. This tea-based beverage comes in a plethora of flavors and styles. Every variation has two things in common—yummy, chewy balls of tapioca called "boba," and they're all tasty. Stab the oversized straw through the plastic top and slurp it up, baby. Need some fun in a cup? Check out these popular bubble-tea destinations.

Gossip Tapioca opened in 2003 with an extensive menu. Keep it simple with a Jasmine milk tea, make it complicated with multiple fruit jellies and flavors or choose one of the favorites, like Tropical Fruit Mix ($3.75) made with mango and coconut pudding, diced fruit, boba and coconut milk. One of the most popular drinks is Da Bomb ($4.25), an orange, mango and banana smoothie with boba. They also offer funky flavors like red bean and avocado.
1629 W. 3500 South, West Valley City, 801-886-2868, gossiptapioca.weebly.com

If you like it a little nerdy, check out Watchtower Café. Salt Lake City's only café dedicated to gaming and comic books also offers boba. You can be a basic bitch year-round with the Mary Jane—a delicious combination of red bean, vanilla, pumpkin spice and boba. The BB-8 is a blended beverage made with Thai iced tea, caramel and boba, topped with whipped cream—just as sweet as the cute little robot himself.
1588 S. State, 801-477-7671, watchtower-cafe.com

Lua-O is an unexpected gem in Fashion Place Mall's food court. They serve pho, bahn mi and other Vietnamese eats, but let's talk about their drinks. Choose from mango, strawberry, taro or piña colada smoothies studded with chewy boba for $4.50. It's a perfect treat while you're indulging in some retail therapy.
6191 S. State, 801-265-9034, lua-o.com

Tea Factory in Chinatown is a fine destination to get your boba fix. This little shop located outside Salt Lake City's largest Asian grocery store offers a wide selection of beverages including tea (with or without milk), yogurt-based drinks and slushes. You can add pudding or fruit jelly to your drink, as well as boba. Be sure to try the Original Milk Tea ($3.99) and pick up one of the freshly made, red-bean-filled buns to snack on. Hit up the Tea Factory before browsing the supermarket and you've got the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon.
3390 S. State, Ste. 19, 801-809-3229

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