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Canary Wharf has a growing selection of food and drink, with many pop-up stalls and indoor and outdoor food markets!
Aside from traditional cafés and coffee shops, there is also a recent rise in hugely popular Taiwanese bubble tea. So if you’re in Canary Wharf and craving some sweet tea with tapioca pearls, you are in the right place!
Here’s a roundup of some great places for bubble tea in Canary Wharf.
Invented in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s. It’s a tea-based drink that’s more popular than Starbucks in Taiwan. Often times add-ins like tapioca (boba) pearls, coffee jelly or lychee jelly are mixed in to add some chewy texture along with the beverage.AngelWongsKitchen — Bubble Tea
All five options offer freshly-made, authentic Taiwanese bubble tea.
YiFang is one of the most popular bubble tea shops in the UK. Opening in September 2019, Canary Wharf’s YiFang kiosk forms part of their expanding range of UK stores.
Located in Jubilee Place shopping mall, this slick kiosk is perfectly placed for grabbing bubble tea when passing to or from the Canary Wharf’s tube station.
Address: YiFang Jubilee Place, Kiosk 4 Lower, 45 Bank St, London E14 5NY
T4 is still at Canary Wharf, but their official website isn’t updated particularly frequently. They are no longer located in Crossrail Place, instead they are just inside Canada Place shopping mall — moving in November 2019.
The beautiful shop is packed full of plants, and they have a huge selection of bubble tea.
Address: T4 Tea Canada Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FU
Asia’s largest gaming chain Wanyoo — with over 1,000 stores globally — opened up its third UK branch in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf in July 2020.
Apart from the 67 high-spec gaming PCs it actually has a great café section serving the finest Taiwanese Bubble Tea. This is because the Chinese gaming brand have partnered with tea shop Wanpo. (And why you’ll see the same location referred to as Wanpo or Wanyoo in Google Maps)
This is Wanpo’s first ever bubble tea shop in the UK and the Taiwanese tea is highly rated!
Even if you’re not a gamer the café is worth a visit for the great bubble tea alone. Wanyoo also offer table service, enabling gamers to order tea and snacks from the café from their computer.
Address: Wanpo Tea Lower Mall -2, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR
Chatime’s Harbour Central store is located about 5-10 minutes walk south of the financial centre of Canary Wharf — slightly further away from the other stores on this list but very convenient for those living in the central Isle of Dogs area.
Address: Chatime Canary Wharf, 11 Harbour Island, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE
MamaLan have been bringing Chinese flavours to London since 1940, however their latest addition — the Canary Wharf kiosk — has added bubble tea to the mix.
MamaLan’s kiosk in Canary Wharf serves up a combination of Chinese streetfood bites alongside 12 different flavours of authentic milk bubble tea. There is a wide range for all tastes from the more traditional — Chai Latte — to Passionfruit milk tea.
This is the brand’s third London outlet, with full-sized stores in Brixton Village Market and Clapham Common.
Address: MamaLan Chinese Streetfood, Kiosk 4, Reuters Plaza, London E14 5AJ