Pat and Tina Cleary, along with their three daughters, moved from Philadelphia with a dream of opening a storefront offering ice cream, pretzel and candy. Salty & Sweet is a dream come true. For the family, Pat spent much of his life traveling for work. Opening a family business was what he and Tina wanted to do as soon as they could. Salty & Sweet is a place that the whole community can come together for fun, fellowship and of course delicious treats!
The Clearys found the perfect location across from Boerne’s Main Plaza! Upon completion in April of 2019, they filled Salty & Sweet with all kinds of deliciousness including a huge selection of nostalgic candy, homemade ice cream, gourmet popcorn, pretzels, fudge, and unique and hard to find sodas.
After spending time traveling and learning to bake the perfect Philly Pretzel, Pat is now able to bring the northern delicacy to Boerne with his own family recipe. Just as Pat is the specialist in pretzels, Tina is the ice cream queen. She makes all the usual flavors vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but she really likes to make the specialty flavors like lemon pie and avocado.
Their girls, Bridgette, Grace and Faith, are instrumental in running the store and in charge of the popcorn. You can often find them popping fresh popcorn and creating some great combinations that your family is sure to love too!
The Clearys encourage people with special needs to apply to work at Salty & Sweet. It is a opportunity to learn everyday life experience while giving them independence, the opportunity to learn responsibility and gain confidence.