Where to find snacks to beat the heat in San Antonio, TX

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With a couple of gray days out of the way, the sun is now shining in the Alamo City.

That’s why we’re rounding up some SATXtoday-approved snack spots + local ice cream purveyors to help you beat the heat.

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Los Valles Produce, 3915 Nogalitos St.

This Southside staple is a must-try with items like mango on a stick or a watermelon agua fresca. If you’re hungry, pop over to the attached restaurant where you can have mini tacos, gorditas, and other delicious eats.

Fruteria La Mission, 553 E. White

La Mission is known for its massive fruit cups. Pro tip: head on over to the Mission Marquee Plaza with a fruit cup in hand for one of its many outdoor events.

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Gorilla Shaved Ice, 2355 Goliad Rd.

Make sure to check out the covered patio which is surrounded by beautiful plants. We recommend trying the fresanada + mangonada topped with all the extras like cucumbers and chamoy. Pro tip: this establishment is cash only.

Las Nieves, Multiple locations

Visit the family-owned business offering classic Italian ice treats made with fresh fruit + flavors ranging from classic lime to the more adventurous mango loco + piña colada.

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Sweet, sour, and spicy? San Antonio snacks have it all. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Los Colorines, 1828 Nogalitos St.

Another Southside gem, this shop boasts a wide array of snacks, frozen treats, and aguas frescas. Try the mazapan agua fresca or strawberry horchata. Pro tip: If you’re hungry for more, check out the adjacent food truck for mini tacos, burgers, and quesadillas.

Lick Honest Ice Creams, Multiple locations

Lastly, we couldn’t leave out this Texas-based ice cream company. Two words: dairy-free. Those with dairy allergies can rejoice with alternative milk-based dessert options. Pro tip: get the punch card for a free treat. Bonus: you can even buy a pint at your local H-E-B.

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