Lollicup Boba Tea and Coffee Zone – Downtown – Mills 50 District

Lollicup Boba Tea and Coffee Zone – Downtown – Mills 50 District

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Lollicup Boba Tea and Coffee Zone – Downtown Orlando – Mills 50 District

is most known for their boba/bubble/tapioca pearl milk teas but at this location in the heart of the Mills 50 District, a little east of Mills Ave on Colonial Dr, there is another culinary offering that deserves note.

At their small corner stall, Lollicup in Viet town also serves Vietnamese banh mi or Viet sub sandwiches that are homemade and fresh, and quite delicious. Traditionally, Vietnamese banh mi are known to be “street food” or “fast food” because people would quite literally pick them off street vendors as they went on their way in Vietnam. Still today, people often pack banh mi up in bags of 5 or more (buy 5 get 1 free) and eat them on road trips.

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich counter

Quan makes a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich

The banh mi at Lollicup is a pretty decent meal and cheap too, about 8 inches of french bread slathered with some special butter and pork liver pate, filled with homemade cha siu roast pork, cucumbers, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrots all for around $2.50. Pop it in the small toaster to get that slightly crackly toasted skin on the bread and we are set.

The Vietnamese Banh Mi with delicious meats

Way better than Subway any day.

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Ricky Ly founded in 2008 as a local Orlando food blog dedicated to finding the tastiest bits and pieces of Orlando as well as around the world. His first book, Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series) is available now on and Photography is taken using a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony Nex-3. In 2017, he was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel's Culinary Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100, a weekly opinion column featuring 100 of the most influential people in local government, politics and culture. In 2018, he was chosen by the Orlando Weekly as one of the "Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be." E-mail him at tastychomps(at) Google


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