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Is there any Frozen Lemonade in Boston?

celeriac Aug 1, 2010 05:04 PM

So I moved to Boston from RI over a year ago, and this summer I am really, really missing frozen lemonade. Any Rhode Islanders reading this will surely sympathize. There's just something about the tart/sweet slush, ideally tempered with the occasional bitter chunk of lemon rind, that makes it the single most refreshing beverage I have ever tasted.

It seems that with Boston so close, there MUST be one or two enterprising entrepreneurs that have imported this delicacy from the Ocean State. Has anyone spotted any?

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  1. Locutus RE: celeriac Aug 1, 2010 05:30 PM

    I assume you are talking about Dels. I have only ever seen it at the Rhode Island Hall at Big E in Springfield. Other than that im clueless. Try the web site


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      Pemmican RE: celeriac Aug 1, 2010 06:11 PM

      Not the same but could tide you over in some aspects...Panera is doing a strawberry lemonade (frozen) that is not too sweet

      1. PinchOfSalt RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 02:04 AM

        Sounds very similar to lemon granita. You might try looking for that...

        1. barleywino RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 04:47 AM

          can't help you with the lemonade but if that's what you like, you might also enjoy some of the (alcoholic) house Swedish punsch at places like Drink, Craigie etc.

          1. Snoop37 RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 06:32 AM

            As a Rhode Islander who lived in Boston for the last 5 years because of college/grad school, I never found anything even resembling Del's. Slush lemonades just don't really exist here. I have found a random outpost of Del's in Bridgewater, but that's about it.

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              LStaff RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 07:18 AM

              Don't know if they do this at all locations, but Au Bon Pain in the Hood bottle at the Children's museum sells frozen lemonade - $1.95 for a large. Had some last week - not bad, but no Del's.

              Never tried it, but looks like Panera also has frozen lemonade.

              1. kobuta RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 07:39 AM

                I recall seeing a frozen lemonade at Machu Picchu's Charcoal Chicken & Grill of all places. I can't say if this is similar to the RI version, but it looked refreshing.

                Machu Picchu
                307 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                  Fukui San RE: celeriac Aug 2, 2010 08:11 AM

                  Good news, Celeriac. Del's has a stand every Sunday at the SOWA Open Market in the South End.


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                    hargau RE: Fukui San Aug 2, 2010 02:36 PM

                    There is a place on needham st in newton that sells dels..Not boston but closer than RI i guess

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                      celeriac RE: Fukui San Aug 2, 2010 08:05 PM

                      Fukui San!! You are my hero, god bless you. I will also try Machu Picchu's, because that's way closer to my hosue and if it were passable that would be amazing.

                      ( I will also also pause to say that while Del's is certainly the gold standard, there are other decent and reputable purveyor's of frozen lemonade in RI. But yes, Del's the the benchmark.)

                      Machu Picchu
                      307 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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