05 Feb Celebrate National Snack Food Month With These 10 San Antonio Spots
This February is National Snack Food Month and we’re celebrating at these 10 local San Antonio spots!
210 Ice Cream
Relive happy childhood memories of sticky fingers and chamoy-stained lips at 210 Ice Cream, a humble mainstay in the northwestern reach of San Anto, for cold treats like towering banana splits and tart mangonadas.
7126 Bandera Road, (210) 840-0016, Facebook.com/210-Ice-Cream
Whether you’re cheering on the Spurs or trying to impress a first date, Cullum’s Attagirl is the place to be for some of the best bar food in town. The folks behind the unsuspecting Tobin Hill joint dish out irresistible wings to pair with their craft beer selections. Daring eaters will want to stock up on Attagirl’s piping hot southern fried chicken.
726 Mistletoe Avenue, (210) 437-4263, Facebook.com/cullumsattagirl
Big Daddy’s Eats and Treats
Move over, son. Big Daddy’s is a popular destination in the Alamo City for a good reason. The now thriving business found its start in a clunky Dodge Sprinter RV, but now boasts two brick and mortar locations. While their shaved ice is the stuff of legends, don’t pass up on Big Daddy’s hot, gooey Cheetos either.
228 E. Cevallos Street, (210) 455-3044, Facebook.com/BigDaddysEatsAndTreats
It’s Friday, I’m in love: Frozen Friday’s is officially back, and they’re still serving everyone’s favorite ices and raspas. The Mangonada Explosion and Strawberry Nada won’t leave you disappointed, but their sour picadillys topped with crunchy chopped pickles are certainly holding the fort down, too.
611 W Hildebrand Avenue, (210) 852-4357, Facebook.com/FrozenFridays
Plunge into a generous portion of crispy, cracklin’ fries at the Luxury, an offbeat kitchen and bar that’s situated on the quieter side of the Riverwalk. Top off a heaping basket with a little sriracha or a perfectly cooked egg.
103 E. Jones Avenue, (210) 354-2274, Facebook.com/The-Luxury
Think pink! Gourmet snacks are overflowing at Pinks Popcorn, a family-owned and operated venture that’s poppin’ funky flavors like bacon cheeseburger, cucumber serrano, and chocolate peanut butter. Just craving something simple? They can pour a mean chocolate drizzle over warm kettle corn, too.
10501 Huebner Road, (210) 966-0166, Pinkspopcorn.com
Moshe’s Golden Falafel
The falafel is the shining star at Moshe’s, a tiny kosher eatery that’s hidden away in Olmos Park. Try a plate of perfectly spiced falafel with a side of freshly baked pita or a healthy tabbouleh salad. Now featuring a downtown location, Moshe’s is a great spot for a guiltless feast if you are inclined toward natural, vegan, and gluten-free options.
3910 McCullough Avenue, (210) 994-9838
SA Pops is a precious hole-in-the-wall that’s known for creative takes on traditional popsicle and ice cream flavors. They’re constantly mixing up new and unexpected combinations, but definitely aim to try out their green tea popsicle coated in crunchy chocolate. (But, to be honest, we’re not kicking the pistachio paleta out of bed anytime soon either.)
3420 N. Saint Mary’s Street, (210) 736-2526, Facebook.com/SA-Pops
The sugary confections at Lily’s Cookies are almost too cute to eat. (‘Almost’ being a major keyword, here.) The quaint little bakery churns out hundreds of beautifully hand-painted cookies for every occasion, from Election Day to Easter.
2716 McCullough Avenue, (210) 832-0886, Lilyscookies.com
Munchies is an outdoor cafe that sits adjacently to a small art gallery, tempting passing visitors with redolent whiffs of warm churros and tangy Mexican drinks.
2211 N.W. Military Highway, (210)-636-0597, Munchiessnackssa.com