Tina's Italian Ice and Gourmet Popcorn started off as a small idea the owners, Alex and his wife Afroditi had while visiting a beautiful island in Hawaii. They noticed a woman in a small tent outside of a local business preparing food for lunch and what impressed them was that she was doing something so simple, selling snacks/food people there loved. Having been in the restaurant business his entire life, and with his knowledge and expertise, Alex decided to take a healthier approach by taking the best of Chicago popcorn and Italian ice craft them to perfection and share them with his wonderful city.
With his family in tow, they decided to become an event company and travel to different festivals around town to get the word out about his amazing idea. They hit the ground running by taking part in some of the best festivals in Chicago and the western suburbs. After reaching out to the crowds and seeing what tremendous success the company was doing, Tina's decided to lay their roots in Edgewater Chicago by opening their first shop and becoming "The small store with big flavors!".
We are a family owned business that strives to bring quality and freshness to a city we love, Chicago!