The Cold Stuff—At this very moment, Albuquerque is exploding with smoothie-boba-snack places. It's strange. Just take a drive around the Northeast Heights and you'll witness it firsthand.
One of the newest examples is Euphoria Smoothies, on San Pedro and Paseo Del Norte. The franchise is based out of Canada and serves a menu of boba teas, little noshes like stuffed pretzels, and, of course, a variety of smoothies.
Airport terminal mainstays Smoothie King are finally jumping into the Albuquerque market with a spot on Juan Tabo and Montgomery. Let's just hope the chain's omnipresent vitamin aftertaste got lost along the way.
And while the business isn't new new, independently-owned Aqua Station (Carlisle and Montgomery) is experimenting with boba teas, which is a new addition to the water store. They've even added couches and ambient house music so you can linger long enough to sample flavors like chrysanthemum and blueberry tea. (Thanks to Alibi ad rep and died-in-the-wool snackaholic Katie Castro for the excellent tips!)