There’s a new popsicle shop in Houston, and its Bayou City-inspired flavors are sure to capture your attention. POPSTON, which officially debuted back in 2016, opened its first brick-and-mortar location at The Plant this weekend. The Second Ward-located shop is sure to become a quick favorite for those eager for some respite from this summer’s record-breaking heat.
Houston native and founder Jonathan Delgado has gained widespread popularity since the launch of his frozen treat company because of his grassroots efforts, which saw him selling popsicles from a cart at Houston-area METRO stops and through pop-ups at spots like White Oak Music Hall, Hermann Park and the Houston Arboretum, where he currently sells his popsicles on weekends.
Growing demand for his unique popsicles, which come in flavors like mangonada tajin, fresh watermelon, passion guava mango, mango kiwi, orange salted lemonade, blueberry mojito, salted caramel chocolate cajeta, Oreo cookies and cream, pistachio rose water and Shipley’s doughnuts, is what led Delgado to open his new 1,000-square-foot retail space and popsicle factory, which comes complete with a walk-up window for customers.
“I’m excited to bring POPSTON to the Second Ward, specifically The Plant, because I love the community,” Delgado said in a statement. “Everyone has welcomed POPSTON with open arms and has made me feel like part of the neighborhood from the start.”
Concept Neighborhood, the development firm behind The Plant, which also houses buzzy spots like Café Louie and How to Survive on Land and Sea, commissioned artists Joybrush Designs and Dual Streets to create a colorful, tropical-inspired mural on the exterior wall containing POPSTON’s walk-up window so that customers can be greeted by art as equally colorful as the popsicles they will be consuming.
And POPSTON hopes that they’ll consume quite a lot of them. While prices for POPSTON”s popsicles range from $2.50 to $7 each, this summer, the upstart popsicle purveyor will be offering a 10% discount to customers who arrive via bicycle, foot or the nearby METRO Rail. Sounds like a steal to us!
POPSTON is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.