What’s one of the very best ways to cool off when the temperature starts rising? Well, head off to your local gourmet popsicle shop, of course!
Remember when you were a kid and loved boxed popsicles and that certain frozen stick of ice? The popsicle has grown up and now, what was once a treat you probably haven’t had in a decade (or more) is growing into one of the trendiest snacks you can have.
There are gourmet popsicle shops popping up all over America, to rave reviews. If you haven’t tried any yet, now’s your chance, here are seven of the best popsicle shops in the U.S.
With three different shops operating in and around the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina, LocoPops have taken the state by storm. They use only the best locally sourced ingredients that are in season. A favorite: the lime lemongrass pop.
This Washington, DC shop, which operates both as a storefront and food truck, takes its pops seriously. So seriously that the Pleasant Pops owners tested the flavors for a full year before opening! One of their big winners: blueberry pancake.
Dream of looking for a create your own popsicle bar? Well, it does exist at New York City’s Pop Bar. You choose the base (all gluten free) of gelato, sorbetto and yogurt, the flavor and the toppings to create your very own popsicle masterpiece.
To enjoy the popsicles offered by Six Strawberries, first you have to find them, usually on their bicycle powered carts at farmer’s markets all over Seattle. All the pops feature locally sourced ingredients and are dairy free. Locals love: Thai iced tea.
This Nashville, Tennessee pop shop is one of the most popular drop ins in the entire city. Using seasonal and local products (including Olive and Sinclar chocolate) Las Paletas offers incredible and unique flavors that are sure to please. Popular options include Mexican caramel.
If you’re in San Diego and love nothing more than having a popsicle by the beach or at the local farmer’s market with your pooch, Viva Pops is the place to go. With a line of pops made especially for dogs there are plenty of options for both you and rover like strawberry basil.
King of Pops
Atlanta is a place made for gourmet popsicles, and thankfully the King of Pops has answered the call. With a solid footing in the Atlanta market, the shop has now expanded to other stores all around the South. A popular flavor is the key lime pie pop.
Are you ready to run to your nearest popsicle shop yet? If you don’t have any in your area (yet) you have to keep these hot spots in mind as the perfect place to cool down.
Have you been able to experience one of the best pospicle shops in the US yet? Where did you go, and more importantly, what flavor did you have? Let us know in the comments!