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25 Essential Snack Stands in San Antonio You Should've Tried By Now 

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Whether you're looking for rapsas, mangonadas, elote or any other sinfully-delicious snacks, these snack stands/shops/trucks have exactly what you're looking for. When the munchies hit, or you just crave these puro SA snacks, visit any of these spots and you'll be in good hands.
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Aloha Shaved Ice Fruit Cups And More
11761 Blanco Rd, (210) 994-9002, facebook.com
Enjoy your usual treats to cool down – but with a Hawaiian twist. But that’s not say they know how to keep it local too. Try the mangonada and you’ll know this spot is as puro SA as it is Hawaiian.
Photo via Instagram / soul.lili
El Tropico
3534 Fredericksburg Rd, Suite 1, (210) 736-1560, eltropicoicecream.com
Escape to the tropics when you pick up treats here. Go for the classic strawberries & cream or raspa complete with Lucas and chamoy.
Photo via Instagram / safoodies
Helados Aranda
Multiple locations, facebook.com
For ice cream made the old-fashioned way, this place is a must-try. Try the popsicles, shaved ice, fruit cups and all the sweet treats you crave and your antojo will be fulfilled.
Photo via Instagram / _minitacos
The Frosty Frog
11619 Bandera Rd, (210) 835-5978, facebook.com
You’ll find variety here will custom house flavors and even multiple flavors of sorbet. But you can trust Frosty Frog to know what they’re doing when it comes to ‘nadas and shaved ice.
Photo via Instagram / hellomynameis_hersch
Piñas Locas
2413 Thousand Oaks Dr, (210) 417-2620, pinaslocas.com
Choose from snow cones and shaved ice (there IS a difference, y’all), made with all natural fruit. Then comes an even harder decision – make it a Volcano with chamoy magma or go the sugary route with sweet cream. Oh, and you can totally get this pineapple treat.
Photo via Instagram / breaking.bread.in.sa
210 Ice Cream
7126 Bandera Rd, facebook.com
Go the puro SA route here and feast on the chicharron preparado and all the ‘nadas you could ever want.
Photo via Instagram / foodaddict210
Munchies Shakes, Snacks & More
Multiple locations, munchiesnacksa.com
Munchies is perfect for just that – the munchies. Here you’ll find mangonadas, clamato, ceviche, rusa, elote, and plenty of mix-ups like a fresanada.
Photo via Instagram / pico210
Fruteria La Mission
553 E White, (210) 922-2997
Only real fruit-lovers need come here. Stacked high and packed in tight, these fruit cups are perfect whether you want pure fruit or have it decked out with chamoy.
Photo via Instagram / fartoofrail
Chamoy City Limits
2809 Broadway St, (210) 744-0000, chamoycitylimits.com
Currently set up on Broadway, this mobile venture brings all-things-chamoy to you. Made-from-scratch syrups are just the beginning with these treats, the wackier the creation, the yummier it is.
Photo via Instagram / ariceeeee
Las Nieves
Multiple locations, lasnievesfruitcupssa.com
A San Antonio favorite, Las Nieves has two locations that serve up all the regular snack stand options – fruit cups, chicharrones, ice cream, raspas, and corn in a cup. The true treat here is the shaved ice, which is made so fine that it’s creamy all on its own.
Photo via Instagram / margaritaswithlizet
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El Amigo Snack
100 W Theo Ave, (210) 530-8461
With an intimate patio in front, El Amigo is the perfect spot for grabbing some snacks and catching up with friends. If you’re from the South Side, you’re bound to see someone you know.
Photo via Instagram / babinkacake
Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria
1502 Bandera Rd, (210) 431-7786, loscocosmexicanrestaurant.com
Elotes preparados, raspas, changos, charolas and pastels like tres leches are just some of the treats you’ll enjoy here. Pace yourself, fam.
Photo via Instagram / localguac
SA Pops
3420 N St Mary's St, (210) 736-2526, facebook.com
Specializing in artisan ice pops, SA Pops lets locals cool down in style with oh-so-tasty treats.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
Wicho’s Mexican Deli & Ice Creams
1110 N Zarzamora St, (210) 396-7539, wichosdeli.com
Stop by for Mexican street food like tortas and mini tacos, but be sure to save room for elote (en vaso, charolas y entero) and a chamoyada.
Photo via Instagram / eatsintown
Big Daddy’s Eats & Treats
228 E Cevallos St, (210) 455-3044, facebook.com
Easily one of the most visible snack stands in the city, Big Daddy’s holds it down with dressed up ‘nadas and raspas with chamoy for days.
Photo via Instagram / house_monkeys
La Colmena Fruteria
15171 Judson Rd #105, (210) 719-5274, facebook.com
If you find yourself in the Judson area and in need of some serious snackage, trust La Colmena to come through. Fresh waffles are made to hold your choice of ice cream and toppings. Yum!
Photo via Instagram / alatteofsass
M & M’s Shaved Ice
3203 Pleasanton Rd, (210) 519-1013, facebook.com
With more than 40 flavors for your raspa, you’ll want to mix and match, and keep coming back for more, of course. Plus, they have decked out funnel cakes.
Photo via Instagram / spreadloveandbutter_
Fruteria Los Trejo
Multiple locations // 1001 Jackson Keller Rd, 10329 Perrin Beitel Rd
Finding snack stand grub on the North Side is made easy thanks to Los Trejo. Feast on piña loca, changos, elote, rusas, raspas, and paletas until you’ve had your fill.
Photo via Instagram / catimmins
TJ’s Snack Delivery
Marbach area, (210) 441-6161, facebook.com
Get this: an on-demand snack truck. Like an ice cream truck, but with all the puro SA snacks. And it comes right to your door. That’s TJ’s for ya.
Photo via Facebook / Tj's Snack Delivery
Los Regios Fruteria
2431 Austin Hwy, (210) 412-4167, facebook.com
Try not to drool, ‘cause we know this stuff looks tasty AF. Whether you want something sweet, spicy, crunchy or savory, Los Regios has got it all.
Photo via Instagram / amanecertacos
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Erick’s Tacos
12715 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 590-0994, erickstacos.webs.com
This place is three-in-one with a brick-and-mortar Mexican restaurant, taco truck and even a fruteria. Aside from fruit cups, choose from aguas frescas, corn on a stick, snow cones, champurrado, and even tamales.
Photo via Instagram / hellolynxi
Tropic Express
10167 Culebra Rd, (210) 522-0608, facebook.com
Keep your raspa simple or go the extra-sweet route with a scoop of ice cream. Or maybe you’ll enjoy a mangonada – or a “nada” made with any fruit for that matter. You can even order up a funnel cake with all the fixings.
Photo via Instagram / erikadb37
Frostbites Shaved Ice
11743 West Ave, (210) 717-7131, frostbitesshavedice.com
Made New Orleans style, you can go all out on this shaved ice by topping it with extras like chamoy, Chinese candy, pickle bits, gummy bears and more. You can even order a dog-cone for your pup!
Photo via Instagram / frostbites_shavedice
Los Mangos Fruteria y Taqueria
2728 Culebra Rd, (210) 272-0709, facebook.com
Not to be dramatic or anything, but not all elote is created equally. You’ll see what we mean when you order elote here – good luck with choosing from original, Hot Cheetos, Tostitos, Takis or Doritos.
Photo via Instagram / cafeconelisa
Steve’s Sno Cone House
2038 Pleasanton Rd, (210) 921-1222,
Where else can you get a 32 oz. cup of actually-sweet sweet tea for 50 cents?! We’ll wait. Expect all the regular cold snacks like raspas, picadillys, mangonadas and fruit cups, but be sure to order up real grub – from fried pickle chips to chili cheese dogs
Photo via Instagram / jersif1965
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Aloha Shaved Ice Fruit Cups And More
11761 Blanco Rd, (210) 994-9002, facebook.com
Enjoy your usual treats to cool down – but with a Hawaiian twist. But that’s not say they know how to keep it local too. Try the mangonada and you’ll know this spot is as puro SA as it is Hawaiian.
Photo via Instagram / soul.lili

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