Atlanta Street Eats: King of Pops

Atlanta’s King of Pops keeps it cool down south

King of Pops serves fanciful frozen fruit pops.

Sometimes the best food is not found in a restaurant or café but just outside — on the sidewalk, to be exact. The Daily Meal walks the streets to find the best street eats from food trucks, curbside stands, food markets, and, in this case, the King of Pops pushcart so you can have a carefully curated culinary experience.

What’s on the menu: More than 100 creative flavors of all-natural Latin American-style fruit pops are handmade and sold from the King of Pops’ carts. Many of the flavors are based on the season, like the apple spinach ginger, blackberry mojito, and cucumber habanero. But the year-round flavors are equally satisfying — the lineup includes Arnold Palmer (sweet tea and lemonade), banana puddin (vanilla cream with banana slices and vanilla wafers), chocolate sea salt (dark chocolate with a hint of salt), coconut lemongrass, grapefruit mint, Mexican chocolate (dark chocolate spiced up with cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla), raspberry lime, and strawberry lemonade.

Who makes it: A trio of brothers who were inspired by paletas, all-natural fruit pops made in Central America. Cool fact: King of Pops’ fruit waste goes to community gardens and most other supplies are recycled, which helps the eco-conscious company strive to reach its eco-friendly goal of throwing away less than one bag of trash per week.


Where you can get it: The pushcarts park at Woodruff Park in Downtown, Peachtree Street NE and Seventh Street NE in Midtown, and Poncey Highlands, among other locations.