With the dog days of summer fast approaching, Ice Cream places to eat in Buffalo NY and surrounding areas are opening their doors for ice cream season. Donnie Burtless over at visitbuffaloniagara.com compiled an Ice Cream Crawl, and here are a few joints that locals swear by when it comes to getting ice cream in Buffalo.
For those who crave the classic parlor feeling, Antoinette’s Sweets in Depew is where this crawl starts. Famous for their sponge candy, Antoinette’s Sweets has made themselves a must-visit when in the neighborhood.
Moving to Lockport, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream is a locally-oriented spot that offers premium ice cream in mod flavors like “Icewine Sherbet” and “Couch Potato”—you’ll have to taste these funky flavors to believe it!
King Condrell’s Candy and Ice Cream in Kenmore is a sweet tooth’s haven, and is a staple in Buffalo culture. King Condrell’s prides themselves on their constantly evolving artwork collection in the shop—which, no surprise, is themed chocolate, ice cream, and candy.
Perhaps the most praised custard in western New York can be found at Hibbard’s Custard in Lewiston. Hibbard’s has been pumping out custard since the 1930s and has been in the family for four generations! They even run a separate custard stand for the late-night sugar seekers (open til 11pm).
Whether you’re just driving through town or have been in Buffalo for ages, a trip to one of these iconic sweet spots is essential to fully take in all that Buffalo culture has to offer.