Boba is on the Go
Are you on team bubble tea? I am, big time, and so are my kids. Those funky, fun drinks are one of their most-requested treats when we’re hunting for something fun and tasty to enjoy together. They feature a beverage (usually tea, often milky) that is topped with things like chewy tapioca pearls or sweet and springy jellies. There are two designated boba tea spots in Springfield: La Boba Cafe on West Sunshine Street near Kansas Expressway, and SocieTea on East Sunshine Street just west of Glenstone Avenue. They’re each a little different, so my family goes back and forth between the two: La Boba Cafe for a sweeter drink with way more topping and flavor options, and SocieTea for something fresher with a more homemade feel and a couple of toppings we can’t find at the other spot. (Plus at SocieTea you can customize your sweetness level, which is great for me because I don’t love super-sweet stuff.) SocieTea has been focusing entirely on curbside pickup ever since the pandemic hit Springfield, but now they’re starting to do some small pop-ups at other locations around town to introduce bubble tea to Springfield and garner a little attention for these unusual beverages. This week you can find them at Seoul Market on Thursday from noon to 3 p.m., then on Saturday at C-Street market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you haven’t tried bubble tea, go say hi and give it a try.