Craft popsicle purveyors Steel City Pops confirmed it will open its first brick and mortar in Austin, found on Guadalupe Street this spring. Just down from Wheatsville Food Co-Op, the storefront will include indoor seating, a patio, and a kitchen, so the pops can be made on-site. The Steel City Pops cart, previously parked at The Picnic food trailer park on Barton Springs Road, will reopen in March too.
Steel City Pops’ menu is divided between creamy and fruity categories. You can choose from smooth and rich options like butter pecan, carrot cake, vegan cashew, and chocolate off the creamy menu. Or opt for refreshing fruity flavor such as hibiscus, lime, or strawberry lemonade. The menu also incorporates rotating seasonal flavors like fall favorites pumpkin, cinnamon apple, and maple bacon with bourbon.
You can also customize your pop with a topping. Pick from one of three melted chocolates — milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate for dipping or drizzling over your pop — and then dredge it in one of six different toppings such as toasted coconut or gluten-free graham cracker crumbs. End with a dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, cayenne, or sea salt, if desired.
With no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, Steel City Pops are made in small batches and sweetened with raw organic cane sugar. Plus, the company uses organic and locally sourced ingredients when possible. All pops are gluten free, and you’ll find vegan-friendly choices too.
The Alabama-based chain has Texas outposts in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, and a Waco location is opening this week. Construction on the Guadalupe location will start in January.