Best Of 2006

Best Shake: Snack City

Owner Alfredo Naranjo and a "Mamey" shake (Photo by Eric Snider)

This West Tampa institution for ice cream and Cuban fare mixes the best shakes in town. Despite news that Snack City may be closing in the near future, for now it maintains its status as one of the best places around for authentic, homemade ice creams and truly delicious malted shakes. In a milkshake taste test for our Summer Guide this year, Snack City rose to the top of the pack for its quality ingredients and malty goodness. Owner and ice cream man extraordinaire Alfredo Naranjo has been whipping up his creations for over 40 years. He’ll personally prepare your shake, and at $1.63, you just can’t beat the price.