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Paleteria y Neveria Las Michoacanas in Salinas

Melanie Wong | Jan 20, 2014 10:36 AM

A couple weeks ago I posted about the fresh paletas that can be found at one of the two Jiquilpan snack stands in the Northridge shopping center.

I figured that if one shop had started selling paletas from a local producer, I should keep my eyes open for other outlets. And bingo!

Paleteria y Neveria Las Michoacanas opened a few months ago. It’s a full scoop shop offering a range of Mexican frozen treats as well as snacks. The paletas are made by Las Michoacanas in Soledad, the same supplier as Jiquilpan uses, but with greater selection here. The ice cream comes from Marianne’s of Santa Cruz and other producers, picking the best by individual flavor. I had a taste of the horchata ice cream and can recommend that. Mom tried the coconut, then went with a scoop of mango ice cream in a cone, $1.50. I chose a watermelon and chile paleta, $1.75. The staff is very hospitable and encouraged my mom to take a seat on the couch.

I had wanted to try a paleta de agua type, made without dairy, as my earlier example from Jiquilpan was de leche. This turned out to be far less satisfying. Rather than pureed, the watermelon was in rubbery chunks. The paleta was not only spicy, but unbearably salty. Might be best to wait for summer time for the fruit-based paletas.

In any case, this is a place to get Marianne’s ice cream and find a fresh paleta, just choose carefully.

Paleteria y Neveria Las Michoacanas
1579 Sanborn Rd
Salinas, CA
(831) 789-5385
Open daily

Paleteria Garcia,
Marianne’s Ice Cream
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