Austin is getting a dedicated halo-halo truck when Lola’s opens up eventually. Owner Adelien Fresch thinks of the Filipino dessert as “the kind of food that’s a real attention-getter,” she said, “when one person sees it, they want one, too.”
Lola’s will offer four versions of halo-halo: a classic one, one without any beans, one with fruit, and a seasonal option. Other desserts are on deck, too, including leche flan, polvoron (a type of shortbread), and ginataang (a coconut milk sweet).
While growing up, Fresch often made halo-halo while working in her mother’s Filipino restaurants in Texas. The name Lola’s stems from the Filipino word for grandmother.
Fresch doesn’t have a truck, and doesn’t have a set location just yet. She’s considering making 2323 South Lamar her home, with plans to take the truck out on the road throughout Austin and to the Killeen and Fort Hood area, too.