Damn it’s hot. I’m developing the worst farmers tan ever. Not only that, but since I’m already brown skinned to begin with, all this heat is making me look all prieto and red. I look like clay dirt, but you know what cheers me up and helps me forget my future skin cancer problems, raspados. There’s no greater force on the streets of L.A. than a raspado de fresa con vainilla on a hot summer afternoon. Munching on the ice, slurping in the flavors and mashing it all up in your cup until they’re both thoroughly mixed and drinkable. You can add some tequila while no one is looking too. That’s why even though I get my raspados from peeps in carts, I still go down to the snow cone factory once in a while, just to get out of the house, get some fresh air, a sugar rush and to chill with peeps.
The snow cone factory has been around years. And I’m talking decades here because even Rafa, who was with me at the time, remembers the place from when he was a kid. An he’s up there in age 😛 The spot has all sorts of confectionery goodies besides raspados, like that fried twinky, oreos and funnel cakes. Plus nachos, chili fritos, cheetos with nacho cheese basically everything that is bad for you. They have all the staple raspado flavors and probably some new ones you never tasted or heard of. With the Indiana goldline stop right across the street, how can you not go there ? Everyone in East Los knows about this spot, but I’m sure that there’s one person who will read this who has never been there. So what are you waiting for already ? Vamos, but you’re buying.3357 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063