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BorntoEat Mar 11, 2010 11:43 AM

My son LOVES popsicles so while we are visiting Austin at the end of March, I promised him we would find some good ones. Any paleta shops or carts that are reccomended? I'm thinking of locopops in Raleigh type places....or if any locally made ones are sold at markets...


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    brentwood Mar 11, 2010 01:07 PM

    I have not tried them, but take a look at Good Pops:

    This is an older story from the Austin Chronicle, but it's still interesting background:

    If I ever buy one, it's from one of these pushcart vendors. I have seen one or two out on the street already.

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    1. re: brentwood
      brentwood Mar 11, 2010 01:25 PM

      Oh, and if you want to get into Austin's sno-cones/raspas/snowballs/shaved ice/water ice, that's a whole nother bag!

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        dinaofdoom Mar 11, 2010 07:28 PM

        our work cafeteria carries them.
        they are pricey (possible mark up on the part of our company) but they are delicious.
        i have tried a mango with chile, a cucumber, and a tamarind.

        borntoeat, it's too bad austin's beloved casey's snowballs won't be open, because they are a real treat.
        soft and fluffy shaved ice, home made and lovingly prepared flavors.

        there used to be a paleteria i went to, that has since closed, that had lovely parfaits made with sweetened mexican crema and strawberries.
        definitely a treat for you and your son, so if you see some in your travels, give it a go!

        1. re: brentwood
          bookgrrl72 Mar 12, 2010 04:02 AM

          Good Pops are quite tasty, although they never have the horchata flavor. When my son was a baby 4 years ago, there was a great place called La Paletera that had really good paletas we grew addicted to. Then all of the Austin locations closed. I don't like the paletas from the carts as they all seem to have cucumber water as a base.

          1. re: bookgrrl72
            dinaofdoom Mar 12, 2010 08:17 AM

            that was the place i was thinking of.
            i had that cup of sweet crema and strawberries, and it was better than ice cream!
            i also enjoyed the cup of sliced cucumber with lime and chile.

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          TerryMtz Mar 11, 2010 01:47 PM

          El Chilito sells paletas.There are two locations: one on Manor Road on the East side and another on Congress near 9th Street. Not sure whether they make them on premises or not.

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            flora68 Mar 29, 2010 12:36 PM

            I don't know what a "Raleigh-type-place" is, but I'd recommend the wonderful Mexican popsicles at "Las Delicias", 8120 Research Blvd; a block west of Lamar Blvd along the southbound access road of Research Blvd at Anderson Square behind Hobby Lobby. This self-described "paleteria y neveria" is tucked in a shopping center that includes the MUCH easier-to-spot "Cap City Comedy Club". "Las Delicias" also dispatches bell-jingling, cart-pushing vendors throughout the nearby north Austin neighborhoods, and I'm a regular customer. My favorites are vanilla, banana, coconut, and strawberry.

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            1. re: flora68
              dinaofdoom Mar 29, 2010 01:21 PM

              this is excellent information.
              it's on yelp as "La Delicias Paleteria Y Neveria" but has no reviews/ratings yet.

              1. re: dinaofdoom
                flora68 Mar 30, 2010 08:58 PM

                Las Delicias didn't seem to have a website, so I put something together for them, although it's in no way official. ..http://lasdeliciaspaleteria.blogspot....

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                  addicted2rice May 10, 2010 04:07 PM

                  I echo the recommendation of Las Delicias. They have a lot of different flavors. Coconut is probably the best. But if you're gonna head over their try their ice cream. Paletas are good on the go, but coconut in a cone? Heavenly. Be aware that they only take cash I think,

            2. Kaya_n_Austin Mar 30, 2010 12:39 PM

              I love Goodpops! You can find them at Wheatsville or in their little trailer on Barton Springs between S. 1st & S. Lamar. Delicious paletas, all natural ingredients.

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