One Cool Trio: Popsicles

For those who grew up with artificially flavored (and colored) freezer jobs, prepare to have your mind blown: this is far from your average grocery-store pop from childhood. With the King of Pops and his super-cute cart showing up at every hip foodie event, home-made paletas are this summer's preferred treat. From the original (LottaFrutta) to the recent Popsicle options at Adios Cafe (left), we detail Atlanta's best in frozen pop treats.

Updated: June 04, 2010

Three's Company


590 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

There a no more perfect place to get a Popsicle than this colorful gourmet fruit house and market in the O4W. (Complete with a tropical cabanas outside.) The fruit pops come adorably packaged in upside down cups and the selection varies, from the refreshing (watermelon) to the unique (cucumber-lime).

The King of Pops

1079 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Selling homemade, flavor-bursting options like grapefruit-mint and tangerine-basil, this one man Popsicle stand gets the award for the most ?OMG, you have to try this? quotes in 2010. (Yes, they're that good.) And with a mobile cart, finding him just adds to the adventure. Follow the King on Twitter (@thekingofpops) for location and times.

No Mas! Cantina

180 Walker St, Atlanta, GA 30313

Most recent to jump in the paleta game is Adios Cafe, the Mexican chocolate bar in Castleberry Hill. Although they go with a more commercial variety (Paleteria La Granja), we give them props for real deal flavors like Tamarindo. They're not as flavorful as the homemade jobs, but will work in a pinch for overheated Downtowners.