At a Brooklyn Bodega, Explorations in Mexican Ice

Sley Deli Grocery, a modest store in Borough Park, turns out to be a palace of paleta, reports bigjeff. The Mexican ices are made in the back of the shop with fresh fruit, cream, and other ingredients, and sold both at Sley and at other bodegas around town.

Among the dozens of varieties, fruit options abound, including some that combine chile heat with tropical flavors like mango or pineapple. Cream-enriched ices, like almond with rice, also satisfy. At just $1 each, bigjeff suggests, “there’s no reason we can’t sample all of their flavors by the end of the summer.”

Sley Deli Grocery [Borough Park]
4217 Fort Hamilton Parkway (near 42nd Street), Brooklyn
718-435-5343
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