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Top 5 Places in Abilene to Get Cool Food in the Summer Heat

Jason's Deli

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

With the summer days getting hotter, it seems our appetites are diminishing quite a bit. I know that during the summer, I tend to eat out less, for the simple fact that, the heat takes it out of me and nothing really sounds good. So, I compiled a list of places that do sound good, even in the dead heat of summer. Check it out, here are my top five choices see if you agree.

Jason's Deli has the cool summer salad bar

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Jason's Deli

Sandwiches, salads and fresh fruit will cool you down

Jason's Deli has two locations in Abilene now and they've always got their salad bar fully stocked with fresh salad, fruits and vegetables. Besides, while I was there eating dinner, I noticed a young lady refilling and topping off all the containers of food and dressings. There's nothing better than watching a relaxing baseball game on their TV while I enjoyed a cool refreshing salad and some fruit. My wife found comfort in a cold sandwich and fresh fruit.
Cold Stone to the rescue to cool the soul

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Cold Stone Creamery

I like the Mocha ice cream with chocolate sprinkles

After a nice refreshing dinner or a hard days work in the yard, nothing spells relief like some, made to my likings, ice cold, with extra sprinkles, ice cream. I also ordered a banana-mango smoothie. Hows that for cooling down on a scorching hot summer day.
Subway Sandwiches and Salads are cool too

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Subway Sandwiches

Subway's a given on a sizzling hot summer day

Okay, who doesn't love Subway on a hot West Texas day? They make it right there in front of you, the cold cuts and veggies are fresh and they always have freshly baked white-chocolate macadamia nut cookies. If you're not in the mood for a sandwich, create your own salad. I always say “Coolness goes hand in hand with Subway sandwiches.”
Nikki's Swirl Shoppe Self Serve Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies

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Nikki's Swirl Shoppe

Frozen Yogurt, what else is there?

Nikki's Swirl Shoppe is as it's sign implies, a 'self serve yogurt shop' and that my friend, is just too cool. I discovered Nikki's after a record setting, super hot day in the pool, too cool off afterwards some of the ACU kids said, “let's all meet at Nikki's”. I've been addicted ever since. They carry the basic flavors and then some, but you will make it your own creation. I add nuts and candy sprinkles topped off with some yummy gummy bears and you've got the fruity Rudy special.
Sharky's Burrito Company and Red Mango Yogurt & Smoothies

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Sharky's Burrito Company and Red Mango Yogurt

The perfect combination burrito's and smoothies

My best kept secret to date is, a little place I call 'my slice of heaven.' Located at North 10th and Judge Ely Blvd inside the United Supermarket. It's my most wonderful little place, Sharky's Burrito and Red Mango, they'll cool you right down with a burrito (you create it kind of like at a Subway sandwich shop) and a tropical yogurt smoothie from Red Mango's across the isle. it's like a 'A Taste of the Bahamas'.

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