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The First of Many Bee & Teas Invades Chicago Today


[Photos: Bee & Tea]

Today's the day to get your boba tea and baos, as Bee & Tea's first location opens in Wicker Park. From Mandy Calara, who brought forth the Forever Yogurt chain, Bee & Tea prominently features the Taiwanese milk tea drink (also called bubble tea) and a savory menu designed by Falafill's executive chef Maher Chebaro.

Bee & Tea's bubble drinks come in 30 flavors, with customers able to combine a maximum of three flavors into one drink. Chebaro's bao menu features nine selections including butter chicken, beef chorizo, salt & pepper tofu, as well as mushroom & quinoa, and more that can also be found in wraps and rice bowls.

The space is funky, featuring a honeycomb design on one wall and staggered, colorful art on another. Overall, the bright, natural wood on wall decorations and table-tops brings a lightness to the room.

Calara is already expanding Bee & Tea, with three locations coming to the city, three more to the suburbs and one heading to Madison, WI. Specific addresses are shown on the website.

View the entire menu below.


· All Bee & Tea Coverage [-ECHI-]
· Bee & Tea [Official Site]

Bee & Tea

1843 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL

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