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Jul 1, 2004 08:47 AM

Ice Cream Shops in Bergen County

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Does anyone know of any great ice cream shops in bergen county, not the chain ones. Similar to the cute shops at the shore like Rita's, etc.

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    Jimmy Palermo

    Brandy, Rita's is actually a chain. However, i dont know of any located in the Northern Jersey area. I have visited Rita's while in the shore area & love it!!!
    If any one knows of any other places besides Dairy Queen in Bergen county, then i sure would like to know about it as well.

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    1. re: Jimmy Palermo

      Bischoff's in Teaneck and Baumgart's in Englewood.

      1. re: Julie
        Andy Krauser

        FYI: There is a Rita's on Route 46 in Rockaway, NJ. I thought they specialize in "ices", not ice cream.

    2. Van Dyke's homemade ice cream, Ackerman Avenue, Ridgewood.

      Great ice cream but not the "Parlor" atmosphere, expect to wait in line on warm days.

      1. Bingo to all three. VanDyke's is on Ackerman Ave. in Ridgewood and is my choice. Bischoff's in Teaneck is old-fashioned sit-down ice cream parlor with good ice cream. Baumgart's is also sit-down. There's a Baumgart's in Ridgewood, too, on Franklin Ave. across from Stop and Shop; but the original is in Englewood.

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        1. re: M-L.

          Ice cream is a bit hard to come by in these areas --- if you're REALLY an ice cream afficianado, I'd try the Chinatown Ice Cream factory in NYC's Chinatown, then I'd try Torico's ice cream in Jersey City....then I'd try Bischoff's in Teaneck. If all else fails and I want some amazing ice cream, then order it online from either Graeter's (once you order from there, everything else takes like #@$! and it'll not let you want another ice cream) or Handels Ice Cream which is also amazing. Both are located in the Ohio state regions. There's a Handels down by King of Prussia somewhere, but am not sure.

        2. South of Bergen County, in Bloomfield, but conveniently located a short drive off of the GSP is Holsten's. We found it during a late summer quest for the best peach ice cream (and there's was the best we were able to find out of about half a dozen places). Its a throw back ice cream counter/ candystore/food joint. The best ice cream Ive had in NJ in quite some time.

          1. If you like the texture of gelato, try Picomolo's gelato in Edgewater and Ciao Bella in Tenafly.
            Both are really good.,..though both are chains.