Grub Alert: Six Strawberries

A classic cool-down treat with a gourmet twist.

Summer might be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an icy-cool treat. Six Strawberries is Seattle’s very own mobile artisan ice-pop cart.  With fun and fresh flavors ranging from a classic strawberry to Thai iced tea for more adventurous customers, this innovative sweet-spot is not the ice cream truck you chased down the street as a kid.

All the pops are vegan, dairy free and nut free (aside from the PB&J), and use identifiable, northwest ingredients, rather than high-fructose corn syrup — which makes these ice-pops fair game for nearly anyone with a diet restriction. The owners even get their Rainier cherries from a high school friend’s cherry orchard. They also offer a latte-flavored ice-pop, a perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up for Seattleites with a sweet tooth!

Six Strawberries was launched early this year by Will Lemke and his wife Vanessa Resler, a CPA-turned-karaoke host and a filmmaker with a knack for making delicious frozen goodies. However, the business didn’t have the happiest start.

The idea to start a ice-pop business was sparked during a video conference call with Resler’s cousin Alex, who was then sick in the hospital. The group decided they would get started on the business as soon as Alex was out of the hospital.  However, after Alex, who the couple considers the “third owner,” passed away, the two decided to finish the project the three of them had started.

If you’re wondering where to find these delicious frozen confections, locations, which rotate, can be found on the Six Strawberries’ Twitter. No Seattleite should miss out on Six Strawberries’ local ingredients, wide variety of flavors and gourmet quality not offered anywhere else in the city.