Sandy’s Popper is Kenosha’s own family-owned popcorn and ice cream shop. Located on “Main Street” in historic downtown Kenosha, we are Kenosha’s and Southeast Wisconsin’s headquarters for the finest home-made gourmet popcorn products, hand-scooped ice cream, nostalgic and gourmet sweets and much more.
We specialize in fresh caramel and cheese popcorn and dozens of gourmet popcorn varieties as well as make-to-order gift tins, boxes and baskets, wedding and special occasion popcorn bars with custom color, flavor and packaging offerings. All of our popcorn products are made in-house in small batches.
We serve a wide, exciting variety of hand-scooped ice cream in make-to-order cones, sundaes, shakes and malts. Our Cedar Crest ice cream is the flagship brand for Wisconsin’s premiere festivals, including Summerfest and the State Fair.
Gourmet and old fashioned candies and beverages augment the popcorn and ice cream treats and enhance the nostalgic qualities of the shop. Gifts, interesting local historical items, guest-seating, seasonal outdoor seating and on-going special events add to the vacation getaway feeling.
We’re open seven days a week, with seasonally adjusted hours. Sandy’s Popper “Express” is also known for their popcorn “wagon” and presence in special events.
Sandy’s Popper, or rather Sandy’s Popper Express, began in 2006 as a “hobby” with a small antique popcorn trailer in the May-October Saturday morning Kenosha Harbor Market, an open-air market in the Kenosha Lakefront Harbor development area. The hobby-turned-business grew to a permanent, year-round, retail storefront operation opening in May 2008. The shop expanded, and opened into, an adjacent unit in May 2015, doubling the shop size and stepping-up the popcorn business. We continue to operate our red wagon (and/or a second, orange wagon) and booth at Harbor Market as well as several local festive venues.
Sandy’s Popper, is located on historic 6th Avenue (“Main Street”) in Downtown Kenosha, WI, two blocks south of the Kenosha Harbor, near the east end of state highway 158, and just west of the Harbor Park residential and civic complex, six short blocks from the Lake Michigan waterfront. Downtown Kenosha and the Harborside businesses and developments continue to grow have become an important destination for travelers as well as regional and local residents.