The Dallas-Fort Worth dessert scene is starting to resemble New York City. No more gawking at Instagram photos shot from halfway across the country: Desserts such as designer donuts and colorful soft serve have landed in Texas. Coming soon, Fort Worth will have gelato on a stick.
NYC-based frozen treat shop Popbar is joining stores such as SusieCakes and Warby Parker to open in Fort Worth's mixed-use development WestBend. (WestBend is located between Clear Fork Trinity River and S. University Drive.) Popbar is expected to open in September 2017.
Popbar sells a unique spin on popsicles: gelato, sorbetto and yogurt on a stick. "Popologists" use all-natural ingredients to make small batches of pops. They do frozen hot chocolate on a stick, too.
Popbar's menu includes more than 40 rotating flavors, including some popGelato flavors such as green tea, pistachio and vanilla salted caramel. Customers will also find a variety of fruity flavors, like strawberry and mango, for both popSorbettos and YogurtPops.
Customers also have the option to dunk their pops in sauces, like milk, dark or white chocolate, and add toppings such as crushed waffle cone, coconut shavings and sprinkles.
Another specialty on Popbar's menu is the popWich. Picture a classic ice cream sandwich, but with a stick on the bottom and a choice of added toppings and drizzles.
Parents: The ice-cream-sandwich-on-a-stick might just be your solution to avoiding ice cream sticky fingers.
All popbars, including the popGelato, popSorbetto and YogurtPops, are also gluten free. For vegans, there's the popSorbetto as well as the dark chocolate dipping.
Can't wait until Popbar's opening? Check out this list of the best ice cream and frozen treat shops in D-FW.
Popbar, 1621 River Run, Fort Worth. Expected to open in September 2017. pop-bar.com.