With summer in full swing, refreshing treats is what most people are looking for, if you are craving those ice cold and cool treats are some of my favourites from around the city.
Note: These are not in any ranking order.
Johnny’s Pops is Vancouver’s handmade artisan popsicles that are sold on a bicycle. You can find the bright red freezer on wheels along with Johnny himself on streets around the city, as well as the Food Cart Festival every Sunday through-out the summer. He makes up all sorts of flavours, I have had the Avocado Lime which I loved, you may also want to try the Raspberry Lime, Mango Yogurt Strawberry; Blueberry; Apricot Salted Caramel; Rhubarb Elderflower and more exciting flavours.
You can follow Johnny’s Pops on Twitter @JohnnysPops
Float On Bakeshop is a Gluten Free Bakeshop & Café that also features frozen treats such as their Popsicles made with coconut milk and fruit, I had the Raspberry Lemonade, they also make many other flavours. They are located at 4384 Fraser Street in East Van.
You can follow Float On Bakeshop on Twitter @floatonbakeshop
Mexi-Pops Gourmet Frozen Treats with a Mexican Twist, I have had their delicious Coconut Espresso Bar, as well as their Mango Pops, they offer many other different flavours of popsicles and fresh fruit pops. You can find Mexi Pops at festival all over the greater Vancouver area including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival the weekend of July 18-20.
You can follow Mexi Pops on Twitter @mexipops
Nice Pops has a sweet bicycle cart and a penchant for filling it with delicious ice pops, freshly handmade from seasonal fruit. They make innovative flavours that showcase the best of our local bounty.
You can follow Nice Pops on Twitter @nicepopsyvr
By: Richard Wolak