By now, you may have heard that all bubble tea stores, along with confectionary and dessert shops, will be closed during this circuit breaker period.
But don’t be too sad, there are always other alternatives. You could choose to make your own, or even get bubble tea from hawker centres, coffee shops, and food courts that are still open.
Restaurants and shops that sell other food items, in addition to bubble tea are also open for business. Here are some places that where you’ll still be able to satisfy your boba cravings during Phase 1.
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Freshly made brewed tea and flavourful ingredients, paired with various toppings of your choice.
Known as ‘Singapore’s No. 1 Homegrown Bubble Tea Brand’, LiHO serves up a variety of flavourful drinks.
How to order: Place an order under Boss Happy Deal, minimum order of $30.
Freshly brewed tea and drinks, originating from Taiwan.
How to order: Order directly from GrabFood.
Beverage chain from Taiwan offering unique drinks.
How to order: Order from Grabfood, minimum spend $10.
Drinks made with authentic stir-fried brown sugar boba from Taiwan.
How to order: Place an order with The Fish Hut.
Vietnamese banh mi baguettes and beverages, including bubble tea.
How to order: Order from website.
Dessert stall in Toa Payoh with bubble tea offerings.
How to order: Call or text +65 8118 4347 to order. Delivery only within Toa Payoh with a minimum order of $30, no extra delivery charges.
You can also order directly from the stall at #01-26 Toa Payoh Lor 8 Market & Hawker Centre, Singapore 310210.
Hong Kong-style desserts and assorted drinks, including bubble tea.
How to order: Whatsapp +65 9753 5109 at least one to two hours in advance with islandwide delivery available and charges are based on location. Follow the ordering format listed here.
Taiwanese-style bento sets, snacks and beverages, including bubble tea.
How to order: Whatsapp +65 9732 4016 at least one to two hours in advance with islandwide delivery available and charges are based on location. Follow the ordering format listed here.
Muslim-owned business selling ayam penyet and bubble tea.
How to order: Whatsapp +65 8111 0583 by 10pm the day before. Daily islandwide delivery available from April 24, with a delivery charge of $10 and a minimum order of 2 bottles. Self-collect option from Tampines MRT available too.
Taiwanese snack shop is selling bubble tea, but only via delivery. It will not be selling bubble tea over the counter at its physical outlets.
How to order: Grab your cup via GrabFood or Foodpanda.
Known for it’s Taiwanese fried chicken cutlets, it sells other small bites and drinks, including bubble tea.
How to order: Whatsapp +65 8896 5136 at least one day in advance to secure a delivery slot. Minimum order of $30 is required, with free islandwide delivery.
Also available for self pick-up at their SingPost Centre outlet or via Deliveroo, DoorDash, Foodpanda and GrabFood.
Traditional Peranakan dishes and set meals, as well as bubble tea, both the usual kind and durian flavoured.
How to order: Order from website. Pick up and delivery options available. Islandwide delivery charged at $10 per order, with minimum order of $50.
Taiwanese dishes, grass jelly desserts and bubble tea.
How to order: Delivery available for locations within an 8km radius, and charges range from $3 to $6. Order from their website.
Taiwanese eatery with bubble tea offerings.
How to order: Order from their website. Pickup and delivery options available. Delivery charges are $15. Get $8 off delivery fee with a minimum order of $50 and free delivery with a minimum order of $80.
Taiwanese rice and noodle sets, and bubble tea.
Bubble tea chain that still has one outlet, in Thomson Plaza’s Koufu, open.
How to order: Order through Foodpanda. Takeway is also available at the store.
Cafe food, with starters, mains, desserts and bubble tea.
How to order: Order through their website at least 12 hours in advance with delivery and takeaway options available.
Taiwanese snacks, bento bowls and bubble tea.
How to order: Whatsapp +9632 0590 or +65 9170 9983 for delivery or order through Grabfood. Takeaway available with advance orders through scanning the QR code below.
Social Enterprise selling Western dishes and bubble from GongCha as part of a community project collaboration at Enabling Village.
How to order: Call, SMS or Whatsapp +65 8321 2204 for takeaway or delivery. Islandwide delivery available, with a minimum order of $30, with charges varying based on location.
Modern baos that resemble burgers and salads, as well as bubble tea from Winnie’s Tea.
Text: Seow Kai Lun / AsiaOne / April 2020
Additional text: Sally Manik
Image: Hidayah Idris