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TK Kitchen

26 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.728849 -73.988371
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-9782 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Coffeehouse
  • Price Range: $

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Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$4-$10

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

East Village

Profile

TK Kitchen (formerly TKettle) is a boba shop first, serving up black and green teas dotted with chewy, sweet tapioca balls. The balls are prepared throughout the day to maximize freshness, and the teas cooled for hours so they don’t get watered down in their iced iterations. There are also coffee slushes and fresh-fruit milk shakes. Beyond beverages, this place has gained a following for its dumplings. Limited to 100 servings per day, the dumplings are served steamed, with taut, thin, slightly chewy skins that have the mottled, individualized look of handmade. The three fillings—pork, veggie, and a house blend of shrimp, pork and sea cucumber—are juicy, flavorful, and packed with scallions. The shop itself is the cleanest thing on St. Marks Place, with white walls and a sparkling white tile floor, offset by modern orange chairs and light fixtures. A narrow passageway connects the front counter to a back seating nook adorned with a glassed-in panel of three-by-thirty stacks of—what else—tea kettles.

Recommended Dishes

House dumplings, $7.50; large bubble tea, $3.95

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