When asked about her inspiration for the dessert and snack boutique that is It's Poppin', owner Ardra explained, "Everyone wants snacks, but they all want different things, so I made it easy. I have everything," including 300 flavors of the popped stuff.Though It's Poppin' may have over 300 flavors of the popped stuff, make no mistake, this is not just another popcorn stand. When Ardra opened her second location, she meant business. And since she's a self-professed, certified junk food junkie, we'd be willing to bet that snack food is pretty serious business for her. For starters, the Buckhead shop resembles a boutique, with elegant lighting, regal wallpaper and a bright, cheery atmosphere—a little classier than your average striped cart, that's for sure.
And in addition to the aforementioned popped corn (which we'll get to later), Ardra has curated a selection of homemade candies, chocolates and funnel cakes. Funnel cakes which come in a couple different varieties, too. Think banana and sweet potato—and that's just the beginning. When asked about her inspiration for the dessert and snack boutique that is It's Poppin', Ardra explained, "Everyone wants snacks, but they all want different things, so I made it easy. I have everything." And while we certainly encourage you to try everything, up first, is this generously sized bag o' corn. And it's on the house. It's popped fresh on location and comes in a slew of mouth-watering flavors, from cajun to blueberry and The Buckhead Mix. The latter is the blend that Ardra is most proud of. It's a combination of caramel and cheddar, with the perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy. We also hear rumors of a boozy popcorn making an appearance in the near future. So while 300 flavors is already impressive, it's not really accurate. Let's call it 300 flavors and counting.
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Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.