Houston's ever-growing ice cream scene is about to get a new player this week. New York-based Popbar is opening its first area location in Baybrook Mall this Thursday, October 26.
Popbar serves handcrafted gelato, sorbetto and yogurt in popsicle form, offering more than 40 rotating flavors, from vanilla to green tea to seasonal pumpkin pie flavor — plus, there are even vegan/dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free options for those allergic to life itself. The pops are customizable with dippings and toppings, including chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, waffle cone, caramel corn and then some.
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The shop is also known for the very State Fair of Texas-sounding Hot Chocolate on a Stick, along with frozen hot chocolate, shakes and gelato sandwiches.
Popbar currently has 13 stores nationwide and 12 more in countries such as Canada, Panama, Singapore and Russia. Popbar Houston is the fourth location to open this year, and the first from franchisee Vanitha Pothuri. A brand director tells the Houston Press that there are more locations coming to Pearland and The Woodlands soon as well.
A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, November 18, with free pops for the first 100 customers and prizes such as free Popbar for a year.
Popbar, 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood