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14 Jul, 2015

Summer fun idea #2: a special outing for bubble tea

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

I’ve mentioned bubble tea on the blog before but since it’s one of our favourite things to do in Ottawa during the summer months I thought it deserved a fresh mention!

Step one: drive to Somerset Street and park the car.
Step two: walk, and poke your head into any shop that tweaks your curiosity along the way.
Step three: acquire bubble tea.

Have you had bubble tea? It’s cold, creamy, sweet, and delightfully chewy. There are a number of places to buy it, but we like My Sweet Tea.


My sweet tea

Bubble teaYou can also make your own bubble tea if you’re up for it!

Feeling munchy? You can pick up four spring rolls for a dollar at Kowloon Market just up the street (712 Somerset):

July 10 #dailylunches - Spring rolls in the driver's seat

Related: a trip to T&T Supermarket (224 Hunt Club Rd.) is also an excellent diversion. And it’s air conditioned! Also: there’s also sushi to be had there, so maybe you should time that one over lunch. :)


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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