7 Places in Houston’s East End for Cold Food and Drinks

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Welcome to the summer of sweat. Every week until it hits 70, we’ll tell you where to find refreshing food and drinks to keep you cool in every Houston neighborhood.

In previous weeks, we’ve told you about frozen refreshments in Montrose, The Heights, Downtown Houston, Third Ward, and Asiatown. This week, head to the East End for mangonadas, frozen Frappes and concha ice cream sandwiches.

Iced Lavender Latte and Iced Charcoal Latte at Brass Tacks.

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brass thumbtacks

Quench your thirst with a coffee or cocktail at this EaDo paradise offering the best of the restaurant and cafe worlds. Get a nitro cold brew, or something more decadent like mocha shake, and munch on some tacos or a banh mi. Do you prefer your espresso with a shot of alcohol? Brass Tacks also offers martinis, mules and margaritas.

Find it: 612 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003; (713) 352-7626
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 7am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 7am-midnight

Magnolia's Ice Cream & More is known for its Mangonada Magnolia Supreme and Mustang Deluxe mangonadas.

Magnolia’s Ice Cream & More is known for its Mangonada Magnolia Supreme and Mustang Deluxe mangonadas.

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Magnolia Ice Cream and More

The “& more” in Magnolia Ice Cream and More carries a lot of weight, with the shop touting fruit sorbets, snow cones, chamoy sorbets and frozen drinks, as well as homemade ice cream. Keep it simple with a mangonada or Oreo cookie sundae, or try something over-the-top like Sour Watermelon, a sweet and tangy dessert made with watermelon and lemon-lime sorbet, fresh fruit and candy slices. spicy chamoy.

Find it: 6421 Brady Street, Houston, TX 77011; (713) 926-7472
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Popston

The gourmet popsicle shop with a cult following opened a brick and mortar store at The Plant in 2nd Ward. The frozen treats on a stick come in flavors like lime, strawberries and cream, and chamoy with tajin, and they’re vegan and gluten-free.

Find it: 3401 Harrisburg Blvd Suite B, Houston, TX 77003

In addition to beer, wine and cocktails, find a range of frozen goods at Truck Yard.

In addition to beer, wine and cocktails, find a range of frozen goods at Truck Yard.

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truck yard

With live music, a working Ferris wheel and spinning food trucks, this sprawling tiered patio bar is a fun place to hang out in the East End, but it can get hot, so cooling off with one of the frozen ones is a must. The frosé packs a double booze punch with chilled rosé wine and berry vodka, while the salty watermelon margarita is a tangy, fruity spin on the classic chilled bev.

Find it: 2118 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77003; (713) 855-9666
Hours: Sunday, noon-midnight; Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, noon-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m.

Each Suite has a full coffee bar with many ice cream varieties.

Each Suite has a full coffee bar with many ice cream varieties.

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Right now

This coffee all day offers all the usual cafe drinks, but on an exceptionally hot day, the ice cold, cold brew and espresso-based red eye is caffeinated and refreshing. Take it as is or top it off with tapioca balls. If you hang out long enough to make happy hour, enjoy discounted cocktails like the fresh strawberry bellini and champagne mojito.

Find it: 2001 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002; (713) 227-8688
Hours: Sunday, 9am-11pm; Monday-Friday, 8am-11pm; Saturday, 9am-11pm

Treats of Mexico offers a unique twist on the ice cream sandwich by placing the scoops in a concha.

Treats of Mexico offers a unique twist on the ice cream sandwich by placing the scoops in a concha.

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Mexican treats

As the name suggests, you’ll find delicious Mexican treats to cool you down at this East End shop. The mangonada is decadent with sweet and spicy flavors, while the ice cream sandwiches, made with homemade ice cream and built on artisan conchas, put a fun spin on the classic dessert.

Find it: 724 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023; (713) 737-5958
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive is worth a visit to Eado.

Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive is worth a visit to Eado.

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Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive


Instead of a beer or a cocktail, relax with one of the voodoo queen hand-mixed daiquiris. Beach vacation-themed drinks come in imaginative varieties like the Lay-Z Islander with coconut, rumchata and Bacardi 151, and the Banana Hammock, combining two ripe bananas with rum. Proceed with caution – daiquiris like Caribbean Xanax, dubbed “the suicide soda of daiquiris,” are tasty but potent.

Find it: 322 Milby Street, Houston, TX 77003
Hours: Sunday, noon-2 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 a.m.



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