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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Fans of Saint's Alp (myself included) can rejoice. After a two-and-a-half month renovation, the East Village Taiwanese bubble tea and snack shop reopened for business this past weekend. And just in time too. I didn't think it was possible to survive this summer weather without my every-other-day serving of their boba drinks ($2.95-$3.95).

Pictured above is the Taro Milk Tea, a key player in my boba drink rotation (which also includes classic Green Tea Milk Tea and the nutty, guaranteed-to-speckle-your-teeth-black Sesame Milk Tea). The interior of the restaurant is pretty much the same, only spiffier with new walls. It also looks as if they've managed to squeeze in a few extra tables. The menu is exactly as it was before, though prices have risen slightly for certain items, including our beloved Taiwanese Succulent Chicken Chop.

Saint's Alp

39 Third Avenue, New York NY 10003 (map)
212-598-1890‎
saintsalp.com

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