By: Lauren Landry
Here are some savory and sweet snacks that will make your customers come back for more!
If you've been thinking about offering snacks alongside your boba tea beverages, you’ve come to the right place. Making other menu items available not only piques your customers’ interest but will also make them stay longer in your shop, increasing the chances of them ordering more.
To make sure you cater to all your customers, you have to consider different palates. Some may want saltiness to contrast the sweetness of their drinks, while others have a sweet tooth that they both want their drink and snack to be both sweet. Having a selection of both savory and sweet food items then is the best solution.
Here are five savory and five sweet snacks that are perfect for enjoying with boba tea drinks:
#1 French Fries and Potato Wedges
The contrast between deep-fried potatoes and boba milk tea is undeniably perfect. Customers can also dip the fries or wedges in whipped cream or ice cream on top of their boba beverages for a delicious play of flavors inside your mouth!
You can also offer the fries and wedges in different flavors. The most popular ones include sour cream, barbeque, and cheese.
#2 Chicken Poppers
Bite-sized chicken fillet poppers are as perfect as french fries and potato wedges. This deep-fried chicken snack provides crunch and crispiness in every bite and is truly enjoyable with a cup of boba tea.
Just like the fries, you can also offer them in different flavors, including spicy ones for those who like some kick in their snacks.
#3 Spiced Tofu Bites
Speaking of spicy, you can offer spiced tofu bites to customers who are big risk-takers and sensation seekers. Get the spiciest flavor you can get, like a Carolina Reaper chili powder to quickly spice up the tofu.
You can also add baked basil leaves for added color, aroma, flavor, and texture.
Nachos are perfect savory snacks because there are a lot of toppings to choose from. Aside from the usual cheese, ground beef, beans, jalapeno, and salsa, you can consider the following toppings:
- Shrimp and Avocado for seafood lovers
- Buffalo Chicken for those who love smoky food
- Eggs and Bacon to offer during breakfast hours
- Pesto for vegetarians
- Brats and Bell Peppers to recreate a pizza flavor
#5 Savory Avocado Toast
Amped-up avocado toast that is full of flavor will surely become a favorite among your customers. The nutty taste of avocado goes well with egg, cheese, bacon, and even mushrooms for the vegans. Just like the nachos, you can create different varieties of savory avocado toast to give your customers a wide selection. Here are some variations you might want to try:
- Bacon and Egg Avocado Toast, perfect for breakfast
- Mediterranean Avocado Toast with crumbled feta cheese and balsamic goodness
- Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast for the seafood lovers
- Mushroom Avocado Toast for vegans
- Ham and Sausage Avocado Toast for the meat lovers
Mochis are traditional Japanese desserts that are chewy rice cakes. With that said, they are perfect for matching the drinks with tapioca pearls because they have the same texture.
You can offer mochis in various flavors, and since they come in many different colors, you can pair them up with boba tea drinks and boba supplies of the same color.
#2 Homemade Cookies
Don't just offer store-bought cookies. Homemade ones are always the best because these are the kind that takes one back to their childhood. Go for the chewy ones with just the right sweetness and bitterness.
Offer a variety of flavors to your customers – classic chocolate chip cookies, mint chocolate chip cookies, matcha cookies, and other fruity-flavored cookies.
#3 Belgian Waffles
Belgian waffles don’t just go perfectly with coffee, but they also pair well with boba tea beverages. Belgian waffles are made with a lighter batter and come with larger squares and deeper pockets than the American variety. With that said, they are perfect for spreading sweet jam on top.
Make these waffles even more enticing by offering them in different flavors. Some flavors to consider are:
- Orange marmalade
- Strawberry jam
- Blueberry jam
- Chocolate syrup
- Choco hazelnut
- Classic custard
#4 Sweet Tarts
These sweet tarts can add an element of crunch while enjoying a boba tea drink. They are made from a pastry base and sweet fillings, and most of the time, the fillings are made of citrus fruits. These little delights offer a burst of sweetness and tartness in the mouth.
Just like the Belgian waffles, you can offer sweet tarts in different flavors. Here are some that you can try:
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Berries and Cream
- Raspberry Almond
- Plum and Almond Cream
- Blackberry Lime Cheesecake
#5 Caramel Popcorn
Finally, caramel popcorn also goes well with boba tea drinks. This sweet variety of the popular American snack provides customers with a sweet crunch while enjoying their favorite boba tea beverage.
To make this snack even more fun, you can add natural food color to it and offer them in different colors to entice your younger customers and the kids-at-heart.