Stella*s PopKern



Gourmet popcorn with unique, customizable flavors perfect for any occasion

GET THE GIFT TINS AND BAGS, AND 10% will be donated to empower women & girls



Move aside, microwave popcorn. Make way for Stella*s PopKern!

 Stella*s PopKern is D.C.’s favorite gourmet popcorn company. They make unique, small batch flavors using non-GMO popcorn and real ingredients. Their sassy team brings a modern twist to the nostalgic treat.

Founder Kristina Kern has more than 20 years in the catering industry before coming out and starting her own venture. She named the business after her daughter, Stella, and also incorporated her surname, which means kernel in German. Her vision is to create delicious popcorn with a modern vibe, emphasizing natural, safe, and clean products.

Starting as a food truck, Kristina opened her brick-and-mortar store in 2016 in Petworth, a neighborhood she loves and hope she can bring more attention to. Through non-profit donations, school partnerships, and employing youth through the Summer Youth Employment Program, Stella*s PopKern strives to be an exemplary business, rooted in the community and uplifting the neighborhood.

Stella*s’ PopKern sets come in all shapes and sizes -- whether it’s to share at your next family gathering or for yourself to enjoy on a night in. Catering’s also available, and you’re able to personalize each batch of popcorn too!

10% of all purchases made using promo code CHEER10 will be donated to Dress for Success, a women’s empowerment organization that uplifts women by outfitting and mentoring them for employment.

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Small Batch - Customizable - Non-gmo popcorn - high quality extra virgin olive oil


Whether you've got a sweet tooth or love some savory popcorn, Stella*s PopKern's got you covered. They have 7 staple flavors you can count on, and countless new, innovative flavors that rotate weekly. 

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The Staples

Clarified Butter with Brazilian Sea Salt • Caramel • Salty Caramel • Dark French Chocolate Drizzle dusted with Sea Salt • Zesty White Cheddar Cheese • White Cheddar sprinkled with Old Bay • “The Mix” – White Cheddar with Sweet Caramel

A sample of what's possible 

Spicy Cardamom with Ginger Sea Salt • White French Chocolate infused with Blood Orange dusted w Sea Salt • White French Chocolate Cookies and Cream • Cinnamon Crunch Salty Caramel • Black Truffle w Sea Salt • Basil Lemongrass w Ginger Sea Salt • Peri-Peri w Lime Sea Salt • Rosemary Lavender w Rosemary Sea Salt • Multi Chili w Lime Fresco Sea Salt • Dark & White French Chocolate Plaid on Salty Caramel • and more!


STella*s can create inspired custom blends for ANY special events upon request. 

They love an interesting challenge and never say no to trying new ideas!



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What I love most about this place is the customer service. The owner of this establishment went ABOVE and BEYOND to make sure I received an order, out-of-state, for a birthday present [...] Also, the popcorn comes in adorable packaging. This makes a great gift... especially around the holidays. This place is the best!
— Amanda, Customer
I look forward to seeing Stella’s truck [...] Their rotating flavors are my favorite and a small bag is the perfect treat! It’s also fun to grab a few bags to share at the office. I tell myself that the regular popcorn is healthy, but the caramel is a treat worth indulging in! Today I had the Bourbon bacon salted caramel and it is AMAZING! Can’t wait to see what’s on deck next week!
— Suzanne, Customer

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Use promo code "CHEER10" to donate 10% of your purchase

10% of your purchase will go to Dress For Success, a women's empowerment organization focused on outfitting and mentoring women to get them ready for employment. 

There are so many gift options of all sizes, shapes, and flavors, that even the person who's "not into snacking" is going to love the gift!

Or better yet, stop by their store or food truck!

The experience is worth the trip!


Stella*s popkern

4414 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

  • Tues - Fri, 12 - 6PM
  • Sat, 12 - 5PM
  • Mon, Sun - Closed

And their food truck is at the Bethesda Farmers Market every Sunday as well as in other locations in DC! 

Follow Stella*s on Twitter to get updates. 


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