Raleigh's dessert scene continues to expand (Sugarland, VIderi and more have popped up in the past year), but LocoPops is a staple that has been around for over four years in the capital city and continues to go strong. We are never shy about our love for LocoPops and love when they get some national recognition.
In many cities that I've traveled to over the past five years the experimental popsicle shop seems to be a must-have for everyone. Writer Jeffrey Steingarten digs into this trend in Vogue's August issue, giving some love to a handful of the best popsicles across the country, including LocoPops.
Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Seven years ago, in a small-business fairy tale, Summer Bicknell left the corporate world to open Locopops, inspired by a three-month apprenticeship at a paleteria in Tlazazalca, Mexico. Now, the boutique chain’s pops have won the hearts of North Carolinians in the Research Triangle, with concoctions such as Blueberry Buttermilk and Mexican Chocolate.
2604 Hillsborough Road (Durham), 1908 Hillsborough Street (Raleigh), 231 South Elliot Road (Chapel Hill)