Quynh Ho (right) and his wife Tina Nguyen at their shop, My Twist in Summit. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Quynh Ho (right) and his wife Tina Nguyen at their shop, My Twist in Summit. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

My Twist Boba and Yogurt in Summit is a must try!

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By Carol McGowan

On 63rd Street in Summit, sits a great place to get in on all of the excitement of Boba Tea, and delicious frozen yogurt.

My Twist, 7520 W. 63rd Street, has been open for almost a year and a half, and is drawing in more customers as word gets around over the delicious Boba Tea, coffee, and yogurt they have to offer.

Quynh Ho, and his wife Tina Nguyen, opened the store in 2022, after having been open in Cicero for over five years.

My Twist inside

My Twist, 7520 W. 63rd Street.

“I have a friend that lives in Summit,” said Ho. “I literally drove up and down every street in town, and thought it looked like a nice place to move my business to.”

“When I first started getting the building ready, and put up our sign, a was a little worried as people were saying things like, ‘I hope you last,’ and that other places come and go from this location.”

“I’m happy here, and people are so friendly. We’ve been open for over a year, and I’ve never had a problem. We have families come in, students come in, and everyone gets along.”

My Twist offers 14 flavors of frozen yogurt, and many toppings to choose from.

The flavors of frozen yogurt may change from time to time.

“I knew that Boba Tea was taking off here, but thought that kids and students would be more interested in yogurt to put toppings on and enjoy. I’ll have to say that I was surprised. 25-35% of our sales is frozen yogurt, the rest is the tea.”

If you’re not familiar with what Boba Tea, it’s a drink that’s becoming very popular.

Boba are chewy bubbles at the bottom of a drink.

They’re tapioca pearls that are in tea, coffee, a slushie, or a smoothie, that make them Boba drinks.

My Twist also has Popping Pearls, which are also known as Popping Boba.  They’re little pearly spheres filled with fruit juice that burst with every bite.

Their exterior is made out of seaweed extract, and filled with fruit juice.  Popping Pearls are the new craze.

The pearls that are in your drink are able to be sucked up by a straw with an opening that’s big enough to draw them up.

Reviews from Argo’s students that frequent the store are all positive. They love the Boba and atmosphere of the shop.

A trip after school is what many look forward to.

Ho explained that they emphasize flavor, and not sugar in their teas and slushies.

“It’s 100% all fresh and natural. I won’t see anything that’s not fresh. If it’s not good enough for me and my family, it’s not good enough for anyone else. I’m buying fresh fruit almost on a daily basis because I want our product to be the best.”

My Twist is closed on Monday, and open from noon-9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Ho enjoys when students come in and spend time at the shop. He even has board games for them to enjoy.

“I’d rather have them enjoying tea, or a slushie or yogurt and enjoy it sitting with their friends, rather than be out in the street. I like it being a safe-haven for them to spend time.”

Ho says the menu is a guide. “If someone comes in and wants to mix it up and try something different, we do it for them. There’s no such thing as ‘no’ in here. Whether it’s tea, or the yogurt, they can do what they want with it. Some combinations they come up with are really good.”

Not only are Ho and his wife offering a positive place for students after school, they are involved with helping various sports teams and clubs at Argo High School.

“We’ve done some ads with the Maroon newspaper, have worked with fundraising if asked to help out, have had theatre, radio, cheer and poms students come and spend some time here. We enjoy it, and they seem to as well.”

“We get a lot of support from the community, and like to give back.”

1 Comment

  1. michael gonzales on September 18, 2023 at 9:08 am

    this place is amazing and the owner’s are great summit needs more business owners like this .



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