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You’ve gotta face it: these bananas rock. It hardly matters who you ask–nearly everyone is singing the praises of Austin’s most revolutionary mobile food vendor …

Citysearch – Best Dessert Spot in Austin 2013



The Daytripper – June 2011

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Austin Chronicle – Best of Austin Winner 2010

  • (Best Combined Force of Radical Politics and Bluth Family Homage)
  • “So, to recap: fomenting revolution, one frozen banana at a time. It’s a new world order … and we’d like ours with sprinkles on top.”

Serious Eats – September 2010

  • “The staff wears plastic spoons underneath yellow sweatbands. It’s the official bananarchist headgear, and represents the plastic spoon they use as the spinal support and handle for each banana, which is pretty genius and makes the whole frozen banana eating process a much less messy one. It’s a quite civilized, actually. Bananarchy does an exemplary job of creating a topping shell that doesn’t drip or drizzle, or make your hands sticky for hours.”

Will Run to Eat – October 2010

  • “It comes skewered on a spoon with a glorious halo floating over top.  Boom!  Amazing!  I sat in my car for a good 15 minutes trying to wrap my head around how good this chocolately, peanut buttery gift from the heavens.
  • All said, Bananarchy is a must-try, and there isn’t a bad combination to be made off the menu.”

Groupon – March 2011

  • Bananarchy operates on a deceptively simple principle: frozen bananas are dipped in the customer’s choice of four melted dippings, then coated in one of 11 delicious textured toppings. Dip your banana non-euphemistically in chocolate, vegan chocolate, peanut butter, or vanilla, and then coat it in one or more toppings, which range from M&Ms and Oreos to coconut, granola, toffee, and cinnamon.
  • The result is a frozen treat perfect for gripping in a proletariat fist and for bombing one’s fascist innards with vitamin C. All bananas used by Bananarchy are fair trade, unlike the bananas at Bananobjectivism, which are harvested directly from the hands of bawling, hungry babies.”

The Examiner – July 2009

  • Co-owners Anna Notario and Laura Anderson started Bananarchy with more than just frozen bananas in mind. Austin’s first frozen banana stand, Bananarchy uses fair trade bananas, recyclable materials and hopes to strengthen the community through its love of the frozen treat.
  • “We don’t just want to be a business,” Notario said. “We really want to be a business that cares for people and the environment. So I guess we want to be revolutionary in that way.”

The A.V. Club – May 2009

  • Though Bananarchy’s grand opening was little more than a month ago, it’s already developed a steady stream of loyalists—curious fans of the TV show, yes, but also people looking for an alternative to the snow-cones and gelato that always become de rigueur in the summer months.
  • So is there money in the banana stand? So far, which means Anderson and Notario shouldn’t have any reason to say, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

Yelp: Marci J – October 2010

  • “I’m kind of in love with Bananarchy. Yes, it might have a little bit to do with my love for Arrested Development, but the frozen bananas are absolutely delicious. You can order specialty bananas … or create your own combo with different dips and toppings. What’s not to love? And to top it off, the peeps working in the trailer are super friendly. Forget ice cream runs — this is my new dessert destination.”

Yelp: Maria L – September 2010

  • “I ordered a halfsie dipped in chocolate and then covered in coconut. When I first I saw it, I thought to myself, hmm, that’s it? Kind of pricey for the size you get…
  • But after eating it, I was thoroughly satisfied!! It was plenty big. The frozen banana inside was perfectly sweet. Something about it was just so simple and refreshing. It almost tasted healthy!”

Yelp: Lauren C – July 2010

  • “I don’t even like bananas, but this place rocks my socks!
  • … It was relatively inexpensive for how much you get and was really tasty. I got chocolate and peanut butter with sprinkles and it was RICH. I got the full banana and it seriously filled me up quick. I couldn’t even finish mine.”

Texas Monthly – June 2010

  • “I’m definitely not waiting a whole year for another birthday to enjoy one of these babies. In fact, if you’re anywhere near South Lamar and Barton Springs Road tomorrow afternoon, you’ll probably see me eating a melting banana, with a chocolate-covered grin on my face.”

Yelp: M B – August 2009

  • “In the car on the way home, I asked, “Who liked Bananarchy?” – and I got a unanimous positive response from the spouse and the two boys.  There’s practically nothing that our entire family can agree on liking, so I really can’t think of a better recommendation than that.  Great fun snack – plus, you too might get to use the opportunity to explain what “unanimous” means to your kids.”

Yelp: Walker F – July 2009

  • “So for three bucks (would have paid ten) I got a half a banana (plenty!)dipped in chocolate, drizzled in peanut butter then sprinkled with cinnamon. I made that  combo up, btw. And it was amazing. I agree with other comments on the perfect firmness to the banana. This was a killer treat my friends …
  • … I could go on and on. But I won’t. Just go there. You will love it.”

Maggie’s Austin – June 2009

  • “Although I have never craved a dipped frozen banana, these are pretty tasty.  And definitely healthier than ice cream or frozen yogurt with all the toppings.  The banana is not rock-hard frozen, its just cold enough to be refreshing and to hold on to a solid dipping.  Since my sweet tooth hits often, I will definitely be back!”
Austinist – June 2009
  • “Bananarchy, Austin’s first-ever frozen banana stand, celebrates its grand opening this Saturday. The shop is the brainchild of UT alums Laura Anderson and Anna Notario, who launched the venture as an alternative to sno-cones, ice cream, and other summertime desserts.”

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