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Today’s temperature is projected to reach 101 degrees. When we get there, it’ll make today our 14th day of triple-digit temperatures this year.
So where would we be without Austin’s cool treats? Probably running around like melting zombies.
I don’t know about you, but I’d at least like to be a zombie on a sugar high. To that end, we’ve compiled a Top 4 list of our favorite cool treats in this fair city.
- Amy’s Ice Cream – If you’ve been in Austin for any decent amount of time, you’ve been to Amy’s. But do you know who “Amy” is? And do you know what she’s done with her life and how Amy’s Ice Cream came into existence? It’s an amazing Austin ice cream story and you’ve got to listen to our podcast episode to hear all about it. 13 locations in Austin
Teo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita - Besides Austin, my favorite city in the world is Rome. When I was in Rome, I couldn’t get my daily fix of Dr. Pepper. Instead, my substitute was gelato…and I initiated a month-long search to find the best gelato in Rome. I found some amazing stuff there, but that made it all the more difficult to find great gelato back in Austin. I’m happy to have found Teo and their $2 Tuesday special. They have one location in Austin, but their gelato is served at various places around town, including Mozart’s on Lake Austin. 1206 W. 38th St.
Yogurt Planet - Gelato is better for you than ice cream, and frozen yogurt is better than both of them. Not knocking on ice cream, but sometimes we want to eat something void of guilt…right? For those times, we recommend Yogurt Planet. We’re impressed not only by the unique and constantly rotating yogurt flavors, but also by the extensive condiment bar. You can really have some fun experimenting with refreshing concoctions…and we think you’ll be pleased with the price. Located at The Triangle, Hill Country Galleria and The Domain.
Sno Beach - I didn’t know snow cones were anything to rave about until I went to Sno Beach. Finely shaved ice and syrup that’s not so syrupy set this spot apart! 801 Barton Springs Rd/34th and Guadalupe
Remember, this short article is only the accompaniment to our actual podcast episode, which you can hear by hitting “play” on the podcast player at the top of the article! The Austinot Podcast is also available on iTunes.
Have you been to all the places on our list? What other cool treats in Austin do you recommend?
Photos via Flickr CC, courtesy of Ernest Bludger, Ed Fisher and and Eric Frierson.