1050 King St W Unit 5, Hamilton, ON
*The drinks in this post were provided for free at a Media Tasting. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Alley, the popular Bubble Tea chain with origins from Taiwan, is opening in Hamilton’s Westdale Village this week!
For their grand opening this Saturday November 16th and Sunday November 17th, The Alley will be offering 100 drinks free at 3pm – both days – and 15% off selected specialty drinks.
The Alley has an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks, sweetened and unsweetened.
The team at the Alley handcrafts their own cane sugar syrup, as well as making their “Deerioca” (Tapioca) from scratch. As a tea girl, I’m also pleased to see that they start each tea-based drink out with the highest quality tea leaves they can get, with bases like Assam, Iron Goddess Oolong, and their Royal No 9; a black tea with blueberry infusion.
Some of their most popular drinks include their Instagram-friendly Northern Lights and Morning Dawn, their Brown Sugar Deerioca, and their classic Royal No 9 Milk Tea. The Northern Lights and Morning Dawn are sweet and slushy juice drinks that are served in bottles. The layered colours of these are so fun!
Extra tidbit: if you like cereal milk, try their Deerioca Puff! It’s like a dessert in a cup.
I’m most excited to try their Snow Velvet Series, which are whipped cream cheese and condensed milk-topped drinks.
All of these tasty drinks are served inside a cozy spot in the Westdale Village. The comfy seating, warm lighting, earth tones and added bit of greenery makes this a great spot for chilling with friends, getting some work done and really anything in between.
Recently, The Alley has also been upping their eco-conscious game, and they now offer re-useable tumblers and straws (in different sizes) for your drinks.
They also have cute merch, with some of the proceeds going to local animal shelters.
Welcome to Hamilton, The Alley!
What are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below!