is famous for its heat. Even in the winter it can feel like summer is just around the corner. Austin has too many wonderful outdoor attractions to stay inside hiding from the heat. No matter what time of year it is, the City has some delicious solutions to keep you cool. If you want a healthier treat or just want to try something different, these fruity options will satisfy your craving.
Blenders And Bowls
Blenders and Bowls got its start in 2010 by two best friends, Kara Jordan and Erin Downing. After a move from Hawaii, the two saw a need for a fruit place that featured acai. Thus, they opened Blenders and Bowls where fresh fruit bowls and blends are served daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. There are two locations, one inside Wanderlust Yoga in downtown Austin and another on Westlake. Due to the downtown’s location inside another business, come prepared for a larger than normal crowd.
Blenders and Bowls, 206 E 4th St, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 502 5184
La Fruta Feliz
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
La Fruta Feliz
La Fruta Feliz is a Mexican restaurant up north with raving reviews about popular entrées like mongonadas and fruta bionico (a large tray of fruit), but the fruity drink that also receives some praise is aguas frescas. Aguas frescas is a Mexican drink that combines fruit, water and sugar to make what can be translated as fresh or cool water. Aguas frescas often come in any typical fruit flavor and can also be combined. La Fruta Feliz is open Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Fruta Feliz, 3124 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 473 0037
Michoacana Natural Ice Cream
Michoacana offers a plethora of fresh-made frozen treats with Mexican influences like Gansito in a cone, as well as traditional options like popsicles and ice cream. All items are made with fresh fruit, and all popsicles are juice (as opposed to cream) based. Customers who visit will also find the owner there often assisting and serving customers. He also allows customers to take samples before purchasing a flavor of ice cream. They also offer to-go orders; however, be sure to bring cash as they do not take cards.
Michoacana Natural Ice Cream, 9426 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 740 2990
Hay Elote shares a lot with another business and is quite small. What they lack in size, they make up for in variety. While Hay Elote is best known for their elotes (corn in a cup), they also offer fruta bionico (fruit platter), coco and mangonadas and many other concoctions like ‘pina loco’ or ‘aguanieve con chile’ (snow cone with chile). Hay Elote is good for anyone looking to beat the heat with something new. With a menu so large, there’s something to pique everyone’s interest.
Hay Elotes, 2214 E 7th St, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 551 2483
Sno-Beach is one of the ‘Austin original’ food trailers and opened in 1993. Founders Don and Connie started the business after moving to Austin when Connie expressed interest in a sno-cone stand. To this day, Sno-Beach remains an Austin favorite with long lines on sunny days at their Barton Springs location across from the Palmer Events Center. Sno-Beach offers over 50 flavors from Strawberry and Blue Coconut to Bahama Mama, Tiger’s Blood, Wedding Cake and many, many more. With unique names, customers are allowed to sample a flavor before purchasing. The option of adding their special cream and ice cream for a fee is also available. Flavors can also be combined at no extra charge. However, they do not accept cards, so be sure to bring cash.
Sno-Beach, 801 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, USA