Popcorn has been a favorite snack of Americans for centuries. Whether we eat it plain, roll it into caramel-coated balls, or use it to decorate our Christmas trees, popcorn is a household staple. And when it comes to flavorful spins on traditional popcorn, Las Vegas has a lot of places to satisfy the old taste buds.
I’ve always been one to make popcorn on the stove versus throwing a prepackaged bag in the microwave. There’s just something about stove-popped corn that makes me happy. Just throw some vegetable oil in a pan, pop those kernels up, and flavor how ever you want. I’m partial to butter, parmesan and cracked pepper. My daughter prefers butter, cinnamon and sugar on hers. Being able to individualize the flavor is the best part of making popcorn at home.
But maybe you’re somewhere between wanting more flavor than microwave popcorn, and not wanting to put in the work of making your own on the stove. That’s okay. In the last several years, popcorn shops have been…excuse the pun…popping up all over the place. So it’s not hard to find the tasty treat to go.
So where do you find great popcorn in Las Vegas?
Well, before we get to that, here’s an interesting fact. Did you know that Ella Kellogg used to eat popcorn for breakfast? Yep. The sister-in-law of the founder of Kellogg’s cereal ate popcorn covered in milk as her first meal of the day, according to popcorn.org. I thought that was weird at first. But Kellogg’s makes Corn Pops, which I love. So there you go.
Most movie nights at home will have me still making popcorn on the stove. But when I am out and about, I will stop and get a bag of flavored popcorn as a special treat for the family. And here are the places I’ve found around the Las Vegas Valley that have the best popcorn to go. – Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ