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NYC’s Best Popsicles

April 11, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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New York City has already seen a few warm day so far this year, and the heat isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. Keep cool when the weather gets hot by picking up one of these popsicles. From being chocolate-dipped to being served in class of chilled wine, these popsicles and their vendors will be faithfully serving the New York City population this spring (and summer!).

Best of NYC Popsicles: Popbar (West Village)

Sometimes you just need a popsicle dipped in chocolate and covered in nuts. Poppar understands. First pick out the all-natural popsicle bar your heart so desires (be it gelato, sorbet, or yogurt based), then have it dipped in chocolate (dark, milk, white, mint dark, or caramel dark), and finally, finish it off with your choice of “poppings” (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, coconut, chocolate sprinkles, caramel corn, or crushed waffles). Doesn’t that sound like a dream on a stick? 5 Carmine St., 212-255-4874,

Best of NYC Popsicles: Lily Lolly’s Ice Kitchen (Chelsea)


You’ll find Lily Lolly’s Ice Kitchen seasonally at the High Line, and if you run across the popsicle cart, make sure you grab a pop before they’re all sold out. Lily Lolly’s popsicles are made daily using fresh milk, cream, and eggs from local farms. The popsicle flavors change every day, and they’re always exciting. Some past favorites have been the 50’s Orange Lolly, Fresh Mint with Bitter Chocolate, and French Twist (French Vanilla with a raspberry swirl). High Line212-941-8135,

Best of NYC Popsicles: People’s Pops (Various Locations)

People’s Pops doesn’t currently have a brick and mortar, but you can find their famed ice treats all over the city, including on the High Line, in Chelsea Market (opening summer 2017), at Smorgasburg, and at the Brooklyn Flea in Dumbo. Rachel Ray has called these handmade Brooklyn popsicles her “favorite food on a stick”, and considering that they’re made with only the best fruit from NYC greenmarkets and created with seasonally inspired ingredients, we have to say, we get it. 347-850-2388,

Best of NYC Popsicles: La Newyorkina (Brooklyn)

La Newyorkina carts can be found in a couple of places around the city, including at 240 Sullivan St. (Greenwich Village), Essex St. and Hester St. (Lower East Side), and the High Line (Chelsea) — in addition to their Brooklyn brick and mortar. “Sharing the sweetness of Mexico”, La Newyorkina’s paletas (Mexican style ice pops) come in both fruity and creamy flavors ranging from Mango Chile to Roasted Banana. You’ll find the largest selection of flavors at their Brooklyn location, but their city carts get the job done well also. 61 Commerce St., 646-861-0727,

Best of NYC Popsicles: Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar (Battery Park)


Loopy Doopy actually serves People’s Pops, but the bar tosses in a new exciting element that gives this locale its own spot on our popsicle list: chilled vino. Choose from one of five popsicle options (Blackbery Gimlet, Raspberry Basil Smash, Peach Chamomile Punch, Red Plum Sour, and Pick-Me-Up Pear), each made with a different hard liquor, and then decide whether you want it served in a class of Rosécco or Prosecco. Oh, and you might as well enjoy the glorious rooftop view while you’re up there indulging! Conrad New York Hotel, 102 N. End Ave., 646-769-4250, 

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