Cooling Off on The High Line: Mexican Paletas

Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Ice Pops, Pork, Tacos

We had some scorching hot days this summer! The kind of heat that makes you not want to venture out from your air-conditioned dwelling to do anything but find refuge from the weather at another location. I found myself out, on one of the milder days, taking a walk on the High Line. I noticed the increased presence of food carts on this aboveground park. I decided to cool off and get a Mexican popsicle, a paletas, from the LaNewYorkina cart. I got a mango/chile paletas, and as I sat on the bench to bite into it, I thought it would be great to have these food options in other city parks. Normally, if you want sit in the park and eat you have to BYOB, and I usually don’t get hungry until I’m already in the park.

This mango/chile paletas was saturated with mangos, not watered down with chunks of ice like most popsicles I’ve had. It was mixed with chile peppers; you get a bite of cool mango and by the time it gets to the back of your throat the heat sets in. I remember eating mangos as a kid and my grandmother would usually sprinkle a little salt over it to enhance the taste. This was different combination, but I enjoy a good “kick” (in the mouth) from my food when take a bite.  The High Line has some other impressive food carts and vendors. You can everything you would want in a park, from artisan hot dogs, tacos, salads and, of course, ice cream; all provided by: People Pops, Melt Bakery, L’Arte del Gelato, Blue Bottle, Bark, Northern Spy Food Co., The Taco Truck and Terroir.

The High Line (Chelsea Market Passage), 15th Street & 10th Avenue

2 thoughts on “Cooling Off on The High Line: Mexican Paletas

    1. Hey Peter,

      Yes, the paletas are very good. They’re $4 each with some other uncommon flavors like: avocado, tamarind, papaya and cucumber/lime. Check them out if you get a chance.

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