By grace.g.yang ยท May 9, 2010
Under: Desserts,greenwich village

On Friday afternoon, I stopped by Popbar, the new Italian sorbetto and gelato popsicle store that took over Beard Papa in Geenwich Village. Popbar is a chain from Italy that makes gelato and sorbetto in house (the guy behind the counter was very enthusiastic about showing me the popsicles that they were making in the back).


Popbar’s hours are from 11AM – 11PM, so obviously I would get there exactly at 11AM to get some popsicles. They were still setting up, so I took a walk around the block and then went back. Around 11:30, they had set up about half of the display case:


Since it was 11:30 and I was getting antsy, they let me come in and order (I also happened to know exactly what I wanted to get). I ordered the pistachio gelato dipped in pistachios and covered with dark chocolate. The gelato popsicle was really hard because it just came out of the freezer so the pistachio wasn’t sticking very well, but the dark chocolate went on smoothly:


My popsicle:


Lou ordered a strawberry sorbetto popsicle dipped in dark chocolate and we went to the cash register to pay. We were kind of shocked with the prices; mine started at $4.99 and then ended up being around $5.75 and Lou’s was $4.49!! Isn’t that kind of RIDICULOUS for a popsicle?! The popsicle was really beautiful, but taste wise, the pistachio popsicle was practically flavorless. If you plan on going for gelato, I recommend going next door to Grom, where the prices are around the same but the flavor is a lot more pronounced. The strawberry popsicle was a lot better than the pistachio, but I could also get the same thing at the grocery store (Edy’s Whole Fruit popsicles!)

Reader Comments

Most of the time, I’m a big fan of ice cream and popsicles, but the pistachio popsicle looks scary. Someone could have nightmares from it!

Written By Ariel on May 11th, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

Those are ridiculously ridiculous prices for popsicles. I’d venture to call those prices OUTRAGEOUS but I won’t.

Written By John on May 15th, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

Nice shop
how much fridge display popsicle

Written By agus on April 6th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

I would like to know the brand of that display fridge!!! can someone help me???

Written By Erick Falck on December 29th, 2015 @ 11:06 am

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