If you’re a soda pop lover, Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles is truly heaven on Earth. Galco’s is an independent, family-owned store which features regional and imported hand-crafted soda, unusual flavors, and the opportunity to create your own pop. If you’re searching for a kosher soda, all natural herbal brew, or a Coke in a bottle—Galco’s is the place to quench your thirst.
Galco’s features over 700 flavors of soda pop. The pickiest and the most adventurous among us will surely find something to sip on at Galco’s. Serrano pepper, dandelion, and spiced espresso cola with a dash of cayenne pepper are some of Galco’s more far out soda flavor offerings. A purple soda pop called Love Potion #69 which features bitter herbs such as Siberian ginseng is rumored to promote sweet romance, even if your tastebuds cry out for mercy while you’re drinking it.
The Soda Creation Station allows visitors to mix over 100 different flavors of syrup to create a colorful custom soda pop flavor. If you have spent countless afternoons mixing Slurpee flavors at 7-Eleven, the Soda Creation Station will bring you endless joy. Come prepared with a snappy name for your unique brand of soda. You never know if your personal creation will someday be available for sale at Galco’s.
In addition to selling every flavor of soda imaginable, Galco’s also sells classic toys, candy such as Pop Rocks, and delectable sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. An afternoon spent at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is akin to stepping back several decades in time—when small, artisanal grocers were the norm. If you purchase a bottle of Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, you may momentarily forget that you’re living in the 21st century. Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is a welcome reprieve from California‘s abundant big-box stores.
5702 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90042