48 Allergy-Friendly Bubble Tea + Boba Spots

Summer’s hottest drink, boba tea, is as allergy-friendly as it is Insta-worthy! Customizing your tea is not only part of the fun, but it also ensures you’ll have a safe drink. Our Allergy-Friendly Boba Guide features 48 places, including China and South Korea, where the Spokin community found entirely nut-free and dairy-free menus, gluten-free boba pearls, detailed allergen menus, safe toppings, and more. If you’ve found a safe boba spot, please share a review on the Spokin app.

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Milk Run Premium Ice Cream & Boba

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“Great ice cream and boba tea spot! Super knowledgeable about allergies and I didn’t see any nuts on the menu. My kids wanted to try boba and they were extremely careful with my daughter’s allergy.”

@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Boba Shack

Location: Apache Junction, Arizona

“A fun place to get a treat, haven’t had anything we didn’t love. The favorite is the Ube Taro Brûlée, the kids love the bubblegum slush and the honeydew milk tea. When I want some caffeine but not too sweet the Hokkaido Black Milk Tea is perfect (pictured). The staff is super friendly and helpful. One thing to note for those with gluten allergy, a few drinks contain Oreos, they clean the pitchers after each drink, but they may be able to take extra precautions if the concern is high. The menu is marked for drinks that contain dairy. There are alternative milk options as well.”

@gffoodiemama who manages celiac and milk and wheat allergies

Bubble Bee

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

“Bubble Bee is a boba restaurant in Arizona that makes every drink on the menu using 100% USDA Organic loose tea leaves. Their premium ingredients include organic coconut/soy/almond milks, and real fruit purees.

They were amazing taking into consideration our allergies & dietary restrictions (dairy), the manager was very knowledgeable about the ingredients, and even double checked everything with us. However, if cross contamination with dairy, soy or tree nuts is an issue, they cannot guarantee no cross contact with those allergens.”

@foodallergydiva who manages a milk allergy


Black Sugar – Boba Bar

Location: San Francisco, California

“I work near here and go to Black Sugar fairly frequently. Never had an issue and never run into any nuts. I’ve only seen almond milk and none of the drinks themselves have nuts—they’re mostly fruit teas.”

@ankita who manages peanut and pine nut allergies

Boba Guys San Ramon

Location: San Ramon, California

“I’ve had boba here several times and never had an issue! They have a very detailed allergen menu online, and the only nuts present are almonds (in the almond milk and almond jelly). It’s definitely super easy to order with an allergy and there isn’t a huge risk for cross contact because all the drinks are made in their own cups. They also have Oatly milk as an option, which I always end up getting and love in boba!”

@emsnutfreeeats who manages celiac and tree nut allergies

Little Sweet

Location: San Francisco, California

“One of my favorite boba spots in San Francisco! They have almond milk as an option to add to drinks but no other nuts. I always get passionfruit tea with boba and have never had any problems with my allergies. The staff are very helpful. There are multiple locations in San Francisco!”

@emsnutfreeeats who who manages celiac and tree nut allergies

Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House Restaurant – Long Beach

Location: Long Beach, California

“We ate here tonight and they were super yummy! No nuts on the menu. I spoke with the waitress who confirmed with the chef and they double checked ingredients as well. They have a ton of vegan options including ice cream! The boba tea was amazing! The boba was fresh and had such a good texture. They have a great selection of soju and other alcohol. Would come back here.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Boba Guys Long Beach

Location: Long Beach, California

“They have a great online allergen menu. When I brought up our allergies the staff let us know what nuts (almonds) and in what drinks. We got the strawberry milk for our allergy kiddo since that doesn’t have caffeine. I also love that you can get dairy free milk (Oatly) with your boba teas. This is also right next to Noble Bird, so we come and visit both!”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Litchi Snow Ice

Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida

“Went here for boba tea, and it was great! They make their teas totally separate from any peanuts used and they are super informed and care about allergies.”

@amandarodriguez who manages a peanut allergy

Kung Fu Tea

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

“Love getting boba here! I can drink boba everyday if I could. They have so many different flavors and toppings to add to your drink. My favorite is their match milk with boba and lychee jelly. So good!”

@alyssaarria14 who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies

Nine Spices Hotpot

Location: Orlando, Florida

“Nine Spices is one of my absolute favorite restaurants! Despite having a dairy and sesame allergy, I feel safe eating here because I am able to essentially create my own meal. I love the variety of proteins, noodles, veggies and sauces. They also have delicious boba tea without milk which is a rare find! It’s consistently delicious and fun!”

@ldip0223 who manages milk and sesame allergies

Sushi Maki UM

Location: Coral Gables, Florida

“I get the salmon avocado roll and matcha boba! So good. The gyoza is also delicious!”

@delaneybrody who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies


Eli Tea Bar

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They were very educated about allergies and happy to answer my questions. They recommended that I stay away from the desserts, as some contain nuts, but they said they are made separately from the drinks and there is no risk of cross contamination, as they are very careful about it. All of the drinks are nut-free and safe. I appreciated that the menu is very clear and tells you what ingredients are in each drink. The place is also very LGBTQ-friendly and cool. I had the brown sugar bubble tea.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, and chickpea allergies

Joy Yee – Chinatown

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I’ve always enjoyed Joy Yee! I love a Iced Thai Milk tea with boba at any boba place, and I definitely like it at Joy Yee. I’ve had ice cream and bubble waffles here as well! Definitely a fun place to visit in Chinatown! Only nuts I saw were almonds and they were a topping. Pretty good with allergies.”

@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Kurimu- Taylor Street

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They do not have any nuts at this location. The staff is well trained and knowledgeable about allergies, taking the time to use a separate clean scoop for each flavor. They assured me that I could eat there safely and took extra care with my order. I had the soft serve swirl with messy boba; it was amazing! The boba was delicious and a perfect texture. Their ice cream is also super photogenic and cute. I can’t wait to come back!”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, and chickpea allergies

Outdoor Cafe

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Ordered a strawberry banana smoothie with boba. They assured me it could be made safely and kept away from nuts. It was delicious.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, and chickpea allergies

Te’amo Boba Bar

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They do have nuts on site but I was able to safely order a strawberry smoothie with tapioca. They made sure it would not come into contact with nuts and were very nice about it. You can order from a kiosk or the staff directly. I did not have any of the desserts and would probably avoid them but the smoothie was good! It’s very cute in there.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, and chickpea allergies

Tous Les Jours

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Wow! This is the cutest bakery and every single item was labeled—it didn’t just say tree nuts, it’s actually called out the type of nut like almond (which my daughter isn’t allergic to). This may not work for everyone, as there are absolutely nuts here, but they had some prepackaged items like their famous cloud bread, which my daughter had, and a Thai boba tea. All was fine and my daughter loved it.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

88 Marketplace

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“This is a huge Asian market with tons of products and great selection and every item we saw had an ingredient label in English with allergy information listed! They have a few places to get ready made food, like little stalls, and we did not go with my daughter with food allergies but we did ask about nuts at one spot where we got a deep fried cheese covered in fries that was amazing! I would feel comfortable taking my daughter back knowing she could very likely find something. While they sell nuts like any other grocery store, I hardly saw nuts at the stalls. Fun boba spot on the first floor, too!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Uni Uni Bubble Tea Wicker Park

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“This bubble tea spot in Wicker Park just opened and we stopped by to see if they had any nuts and that said none of their products contained nuts. They have kiosks to order from which we checked first but there were no ingredients listed so we asked at the counter. We went back after they officially open and my daughter got the Taro tea which she loved! They made the drink in her cup so we felt super safe. I’ve never bought it before but my daughter said that their prices were quite affordable compared to what she is used to. It’s a really cute spot on Milwaukee Ave with lots of shops and places to eat and a seems like great safe option down the street from other places that might not be safe!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Kung Fu Tea

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Really yummy bubble tea and totally safe for my peanut and sesame allergies.”

@awissink who manages peanuts, shellfish, seed, and fruit allergies

Bubblelicious Bubble Tea Gurnee Mills Location

Location: Gurnee, Illinois

“Virtually everything is gluten-free. They have an Oreo shake, which isn’t, so if you get a shake just ask them to clean the machine first. But there’s no gluten in the fruit or milk teas so you don’t have to worry about cross contamination there (they are separate machines). Also, very tasty and reasonably priced.”

@ty.lester who manages celiac and peanut, vegetable, and fruit allergies

The Latte Cafe

Location: Antioch, Illinois

“The coffee and bubble tea are delicious. They also have a small selection of gluten free pastries they keep in a separate display case.”

@ty.lester who manages peanut, vegetable, and fruit allergies


Bubble TeaTalk Evansville

Location: Evansville, Indiana

“Nut allergy-friendly bubble tea shop.”

@bubbletravel who manages peanut and tree nut allergies



Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

“Great selection to choose from and tastes delicious.”

@lxlopez27 who manages shellfish allergies


Dumpling Daughter

Location: Weston, Massachusetts

“What a gem! Dumpling Daughter is nut-free and it’s the first time my tree nut-allergic kiddo has eaten Asian cuisine and he loved it! He even enjoyed bubble tea! Highly recommend a visit to one of their three locations in Massachusetts. Thank you, Dumpling Daughter!”

@lisaa123 who manages tree nut allergies

Moge Tee Amherst

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

“No nuts on the menu. I felt safe ordering a yummy Thai tea with boba!”

@liahgp1 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Taichi Bubble Tea

Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan

“I have gone here many times for bubble tea with friends! I haven’t gotten their ramen or sushi burritos, but they look good and have limited nut use!”

@mevola475 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


4U Bubble Tea

Location: Hanover, New Hampshire

“Staff are happy to answer questions. They use lactose-free dairy milk for their teas. They also have an awesome snack selection!”

@elise who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Gong Cha

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

“Gong Cha has been a safe go-to for me as a huge bubble tea fan! The pearls they use are gluten-free and my favorite orders include the brown sugar milk tea and the matcha latte milk tea with 50% sugar. The drinks are so smooth and rich and the boba always has the perfect brown sugar flavor! Even with my allergies, this is a place I can trust.”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, and legume allergies

Hoja Asian Fusion

Location: Piscataway, New Jersey

“Although I do not order food from here, it’s a great place right on Livingston Campus to grab boba. They have a really delicious brown sugar boba drink and it’s one of my favorite treats.”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat and legume allergies

Meet Fresh

Location: Edison, New Jersey

“As a boba fan, this is another great place I’ve found for drinks or desserts. They have very fair prices and give you a huge drink! I usually go for drinks that are naturally gluten free and safe for me. My go-tos are either matcha or brown sugar. This place is located less than 10 minutes away from campus and stays open until 10:30 PM, so it’s a popular place for a late night snack and is usually really busy during the night!”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, and legume allergies


Pearl River Mart Foods

Location: New York, New York

“This spot is a small market! They also had a small kitchen inside that sold boba tea. I had the Thai tea with their signature milk and boba. It was so delicious! They also had dairy I asked if any nuts were in the drink and the staff member said if you didn’t order a nut milk, there shouldn’t be any nuts.”

@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Gong Cha

Location: New York, New York

“Gong cha is my go to for bubble tea. Most boba is gluten-free but sometimes it can have hidden gluten so it’s nice that the staff knows what is gluten-free and that it’s marked. Nuts are not an issue either.”

@nutsfornogluten who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Boba House

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

“Absolutely love Boba House in Greensboro! This vegetarian restaurant has great atmosphere and the kindest staff! They have always taken my allergies seriously and I have had a couple of great experiences here. My dairy and egg allergies were obviously not an issue, since this vegetarian restaurant has so many vegan options, and my peanut allergy was not either, as I was notified by the staff regarding my order! The menu clearly designates which items are vegan and gluten-free, as well as which items contain peanuts. I should add that there are a great deal of gluten-free items! I loved getting to try a boba tea smoothie for the first time! Can’t wait to visit again when I’m back in town!”

@allergystrategy who manages peanut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Moshi Moshi Boba Cafe

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

“Loved trying boba at Moshi Moshi! You do have to be careful of almond milk while eating here. I stayed clear of the milk teas and the bakery goods and just got a strawberry jasmine tea with strawberry popping pearls. Looking forward to going again!”

@nallergy who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Ninja Cafe – Kung Fu Tea

Location: High Point, North Carolina

“I visited with a friend who loves bubble milk tea, and was happy to see plenty of options without milk. I ordered a Strawberry Lemon Green Tea with tapioca bubbles. It was fun and different!”

@crisbee who manages soy and milk allergies



Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“This is my absolute favorite bubble tea shop in the entire world! I always get the peach tea with nata jelly and the staff is great with using clean utensils.”

@livwong who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg and soy allergies


Tai Chi Bubble Tea

Location: Chattanooga, Tennesse

“They have an allergen menu at the register. One of the only Asian cuisine restaurants I trust. No peanuts in anything.”

@the1bre who manages a peanut allergy

Bubble Love

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

“Plenty of vegan options and only nuts they use are almonds.”

@the1bre who manages a peanut allergy


Fat Straws Bubble Tea & Mochi Donuts

Location: Richardson, Texas

“Love this place! They have a lot of drink options to choose from and a lot of boba/topping options as well! Mochi donuts are good here too.”

@itsjennifer_12 who manages a shellfish allergy


Fresh Bubble Tea & Juice

Location: South Burlington, Vermont

“Completely nut free flavors and topping!”

@elise who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Kung Fu Tea

Location: Arlington, Virgina

“This place is amazing! I love their bubble tea, particularly the mango slush (with boba of course). I hardly feel the need to ask about my nut allergy because there are practically no nuts anyway! I don’t remember ever seeing a drink with nuts in it, except maybe almond milk, but I never order anything that could come in contact with it (the slushes don’t use milk). The only place that could possibly have nuts is where they make their poke bowls, and the drinks don’t come in contact with that.”

@bakerkitten who manages tree nut allergies


Hangry Panda: Gluten Free Fried Chicken, Teriyaki & Bubble Tea

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Dedicated gluten-free facility.”

@clairewnicole who manages celiac and a wheat allergy


Paragon Tea Room

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“Plant based bubble tea. Delicious!”

@sofcolag who manages celiac and peanut, hazelnut, wheat, and avocado allergies


CoCo Tea Drinks

Location: Huangpu Qu, Shanghai, China

“Chain of bubble tea shops in China and abroad. No nuts on the menu, and helpful staff.”

@nxm2001 who manages a peanut allergy


Tiger Sugar Myeongdong

Location: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

“Bubble tea is one of my favorite sweet drinks, so I was super excited to find this popular shop in Korea! The store was very busy, but our order was definitely worth the wait! I got their famous brown sugar milk tea, and checked with staff to make sure that the drink was made with gluten-free pearls. The drink base is made with brown sugar, milk, and tapioca pearls. This drink had an amazing caramel flavor and was also so so pretty!”

@audreycha who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, barley, and chickpea allergies

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