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#RELENTLESSLYORIGINAL LOCAL CUISINE:
Cool Off from the Summer Sun
The dog days of summer call for sweet, cool relief. In Wichita, savor relentlessly original creations of ice cream, shaved ice, popsicles and more – all created by local innovators. What are you waiting for? Try these three can’t-miss eateries to beat that summer heat.
Little Lion Café is nestled in a stone cottage in Revolutsia, an outdoor shipping container mall and local hot-spot. The café offers homemade ice cream in 12 original flavors, including vegan and gluten free options. It also serves the best waffles in the state – according to Food Network – making Little Lion ice cream and waffles the most dynamic duo, second only to peanut butter and jelly. You’ll find yourself relieved from the heat – and ordering seconds.
86 Cold Press is a cold-pressed juice shop founded by local entrepreneur Austin Dugan. After years of battling Crohn’s disease, Austin realized how effective juicing can be in maintaining a critically strict diet. His honed recipes contain organic ingredients such as pineapple, cucumber and lime. A chilled bottle of cold-pressed juice is the ideal – and healthy – way to thrive this summer.
Paleteria La Reyna serves authentic Mexican ice cream and popsicles made in-house. Using an original blend of spices and flavors, the creamy texture and unique taste of their ice cream is unparalleled. This family-friendly restaurant also offers raspas, or shaved ice, in mango, pecan, coconut and more. Paleteria is sure to please the pickiest palate on hot summer days.
With one-of-a-kind eateries like these, you’ll be looking forward to hot summer days in Wichita. Discover more food and drink options and use #RelentlesslyOriginal while enjoying your summer treats.