Going Loco for Mexican Frozen-Fruit Pops in Port Chester, New York
It’s always summer at Paleteria Fernandez—but this is no ordinary ice cream shop. Here, the best temptations come on sticks. Cases glisten with a rainbow of jewel-toned paletas—Mexican fresh fruit popsicles, an unusual treat on this side of the border. That’s because brothers Fernandez brought their recipes (40+ flavors) north from Papá’s four paleterías in Guadalajara. Familiar coffee and strawberry-cream are delicioso. But for a true culinary-cultural experience, try avocado or guanabana. Now daydream—tamarind, rice pudding, and mango-chili takes you to Guadalajara. Pineapple, passion fruit, and coconut equals a Baja Peninsula beach. Before your paleta melts, absorb Main Street’s colorful vibe, where bodegas sell everything from tapioca to bikinis, and authentic restaurants bring Latin Americans a taste of home.