If you crave paletas in hard-to-find flavors, El Paisano will take care of you. The owner of this grocery-deli in Sunset Park fills special orders for Mexican ices—like hoopsjunkie’s recent wish list of four dozen: half cucumber-chile and half tamarind-chile. (El Paisano aims to open a sit-down restaurant in a few months. In the meantime, hoopsjunkie says, it makes excellent tortas to go.)

In Sunnyside driggs has sniffed out addictively great cholados at a Colombian café called Pecas y Mas. Made with fresh fruit, juice, ice, and condensed milk, they’re “out-of-this-world” delicious, he promises.

DaveCook likes the cholados at Pecas y Mas just fine, but he truly loves the ones at El Palacio de Los Cholados in Jackson Heights.

El Paisano [Sunset Park]
4324 Fourth Avenue (between 43rd and 44th streets), Brooklyn

Pecas y Mas [Sunnyside]
44-20 Greenpoint Avenue (between 44th and 45th streets), Sunnyside, Queens

El Palacio de Los Cholados [Jackson Heights]
83-18 Northern Boulevard (between 83rd and 84th streets), Jackson Heights, Queens

Board Links: Paletas in Sunset Park
Great cholado (Colombian Drink)

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