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Bucket List: People’s Pops

A few days ago marked my first trip of the season to the High Line in Chelsea. I will admit that I am a repeat lounger at this park and it was marked off the bucket list long ago, but there was something that I had been wanting to try. Every time I visited this park in the past, I spotted this all-natural, fresh popsicle stand called People’s Pops, luring me in with its intriguing flavors, but I never seem to carry cash around (Tip: if you live in New York, this is a particularly bad idea) so I always walked away disappointed. However, this time, I had just enough to buy one of these pops that I had been dying to try for ages. They have different flavors each time and I went for the Tangerine Chai, which sounded oddly delicious.

I was not at all disappointed in this kind of pricey ($3.50) popsicle as it was better than anything I’ve ever bought in a store! As you eat the popsicle, all of these wonderful spices, such as cardamom, nutmeg and ginger, please your taste buds as the fruity tangerine soothes away the dehydration from a long day of shopping (or whatever you’ve been up to in Chelsea). Basically, you can tell that the three founders of People’s Pops put their heart and soul into finding the best and the freshest flavors around and really pick incredible ingredients for their delicious pops! I can’t wait to try the other flavors on my next trip to Chelsea! They also sell them at the Brooklyn Flea if you’re ever on the other side of the bridge and need some refreshment.

A quick tip though: if you’re headed all the way down to Chelsea, make a day trip of it! There is honestly so much to do there and it is my favorite part of Manhattan! The Chelsea Market is full of delicious and fresh foods to try, so stop by Bar Suzette Creperie and grab a nice ham and swiss crepe or by the newly open Doughnuttery for a yummy looking doughnut and head outside to the High Line for a little foodie picnic! You won’t regret it!

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