Del’s Lemonade: From Rhode Island to Venice [CLOSED]

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Del's Lemonade is a Rhode Island institution that serves Italian ice that goes beyond lemonade.

In August, Venice became L.A.’s lemonade mecca. Alan Jackson opened a branch of Lemonade on August 14 on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, specializing in 12 kinds of house-made lemonade. At about that time, Rhode Island import Del’s Lemonade opened nearby on Venice, and Del’s manager Carina Pena recently e-mailed with more info.

In 1948, Angelo DeLucia started making frozen lemonade at a stand in Cranston, Rhode Island. Son Bruce and granddaughter Stephanie expanded the empire. Michael Shippee grew up on Del’s and brought the concept west. So far, Venice is the only California location, but they also have a Del’s lemonade truck, which you can follow on Twitter @delsla.

Flavors of Del’s Italian ice include lemon, lemon-lite, watermelon, cherry and peach-mango. According to Pena, we’re expecting Pomegranate, blueberry and grapefruit in the coming months.”


Joshua Lurie

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Glad to see Del’s is expanding!

Is there a Del’s Lemonade anywhere near Merrimack, NH.
I grew up on Del’s when I lived in Rhode Island. I miss it.


According to Del’s website, they have New Hampshire locations in Lincoln and Portsmouth. Enjoy.

Great little post, thanks for sharing. please feature this on the bizymoms Cranston community page, I am sure the mom’s will love it.

I’ve been to stopping by Del’s when I’m in Venice. I’ll definitely check it out after a stop at Bay Cities!

I’m hooked on the lemon flavor. The little pieces of lemon peel are the best part….i had always seen the Del’s gear at Silverlake Cheese shop, but now I get it (apparently the SLC owner is from RI, and must have fond memories)

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