An artisanal ice cream shop is scooping up more territory in the Alamo City. Lick Honest Ice Creams will open its third San Antonio location at The Rim just in time for summer.
Located at 17635 La Cantera Pkwy., the new scoop shop, scheduled to open in May, is Lick’s third San Antonio location. The Rim shop will be housed in a newly constructed standalone building on the Lynd Peninsula, the recently converted roundabout in the center of the property.
While the new location has been in the works since mid-2019, Lick hit a patch of rocky road courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which slowed the opening of the 729-square-foot shop. Lick did manage to open its long-awaited Hemisfair location last June, albeit six months after its scheduled opening. Lick’s other San Antonio location, at the Pearl, opened in 2014.
Lick at The Rim will feature the artisanal ice creams that fans know — unique faves like goat cheese, thyme, and honey; and roasted beets and fresh mint, as well as seasonal flavors like cream cheese kolache (!) and tequila lime pie — all naturally crafted without artificial colors or flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, or preservatives.
“We absolutely love San Antonio, its people, and being a part of the community,” says co-owner Anthony Sobotik, who, along with Chad Palmatier, launched the ice-cream brand in Austin in 2011. “It’s such a treat to join a lineup of amazing spots at The Rim and to share honest ice creams with another area of this fantastic city. With its new lawn and gathering space on the Lynd Peninsula, this location provides an exciting opportunity to engage with our customers and to be a part of this fresh new phase of The Rim. We look forward to scooping for y’all soon.”
Lick’s new location will follow the COVID-19 safety protocols the company enacted in March 2020, with federal, state, and local guidelines being enforced so Lick can protect its employees and customers.
The opening of the new shop marks Lick’s sixth location. And though Lick confirms the company doesn’t currently have plans to open any more shops in the San Antonio metro area, the owners say they are considering adding more locations in Austin and that 2021 will begin Lick’s expansion into the Houston market.