Lunar New Year, which falls on Friday, February 12, marks the first new moon of the year and many East Asian cultures celebrate the occasion by eating lots of lucky foods. From plump dumplings that represent prosperity to piles of noodles that signify longevity, these places are hosting fun fetes to ring in another year—one that is hopefully luckier than the last. Happy year of the ox!
Each year, the bubble tea shop runs a special Lunar New Year mochi doughnut (aka, their “chewy puffs”). This year’s lineup is no different with flavors like strawberry gold, Thai tea, ube, pandan coconut, fruity pebbles, and black sesame. Preorder is open now; schedule a pickup from February 6–13.