by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
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
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).
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.
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.