About US


TROPICAL EXPRESS is a Shaved Ice business that was founded by Deidra Hughes in Houston. For many years, Mrs. Hughes wanted to start her own snow cone business and provide jobs for some of the locals in her community. She had been in the food industry for over 10 years, so she knew what items would appease the taste of her community. In 2011, Deidra started her operation in the backyard of her grandmother’s house with one ice shaver.
Today, Tropical Express has a building and food truck on the corner of Tower Street which is in the heart of Acres Homes. The customers love the snow cones, the food, and the entire experience when they come to purchase their items, and it can be justified from the reviews on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and even the Newspapers. With the help of Mrs. Hughes’s husband Warren Hughes, the two have brought an inviting, comfort of love that tastes great to the soul.


From the beginning, our mission has been to serve the community with custom assorted flavored snow cones and delightful finger foods. Today, people from all over the city of Houston and surrounding areas come to enjoy the 100’s of snow cone flavors we have and our homemade hors d’oeuvres. We consider it an honor to be able to serve our community, and we look forward to continuing to grow with the community.