Popsicles at popbar

Just in time for this hot, humid weather, New York City is experiencing an artisanal popsicle craze, which you may have read about in the New York Times. They’re popping up at the Hester Street Fair and at Chelsea Market, but the best I’ve tasted are at popbar, a tiny store on Carmine Street., a fitting setting for an Italian import.

There aren’t just any ordinary popsicle. These are made of gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt, and crafted in small batches of the finest ingredients. Pick one from the case or get one custom-dipped in chocolate and/or pistachios or coconut or nuts. And there are flavors for every taste: mixed berry, coconut, coffee, banana and many more. The banana dipped in chocolate was my choice, a good one at that, and I will be back for other flavors all summer long. For all you moms and nannies out there, popbar is pleasantly kid-friendly (toddler S loved the chocolate dipped in chocolate) and just a skip from Washington Square Park.

popbar/5 Carmine Street near 6th Avenue/212-255-4874

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