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Ice cream around Wicker park

lolared Jun 15, 2011 10:46 AM

I would love some recommendations for any delicious ice cream/gelato in/around Wicker park. Or anywhere in the city. We can drive to wherever is great. I am looking for not your average ice cream sundae. Different flavor combos are what I'm after. Thanks!

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    Shaggy RE: lolared Jun 15, 2011 10:55 AM

    There is a Margies Candies at Milwaukee and Western that does a great job with sundaes. They are super old school, which to me is a good thing in an ice cream parlor. I'm not sure if you were looking for something more adventurous.

    1. nsxtasy RE: lolared Jun 15, 2011 11:07 AM

      I think you'll find what you're looking for in these three articles that appeared in the Chicago Tribune last year:

      Weird yet wonderful ice cream flavors - http://articles.chicagotribune.com/20...

      5 new Chicago ice cream makers worth seeking out - www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/...

      The rebirth of the cool - http://articles.chicagotribune.com/20...

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        ms. mika RE: lolared Jun 15, 2011 11:20 AM

        Not sure if this was in one of the articles included above, but this place is really neat- you create your own ice cream or yogurt and they freeze it for you there.


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          danimalarkey RE: lolared Jun 15, 2011 12:41 PM

          It's a little south of Wicker Park proper, but I don't think it gets any better than Black Dog Gelato. The hours are not correct as listed on their website (according to my friend that lives across the street), so if you head over later in the evening, call first. They also sell pints and half-pints to go. Amazing, amazing, amazing flavors. I can't recommend it enough!

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            nsxtasy RE: danimalarkey Jun 15, 2011 02:34 PM

            Black Dog is one of the ice cream vendors mentioned in the second and third links above. With photos. :)

            Read the articles! You might discover additional places that you also like!

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              Bdav1818 RE: nsxtasy Jun 15, 2011 10:00 PM

              You don't need to read the articles- I agree 100% with danimalarkey, that Black Dog's gelato is the most impressive I've ever had- if you're looking for the best in Chicago, don't miss it!

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                nsxtasy RE: Bdav1818 Jun 16, 2011 05:37 AM

                Have you tried all the other places mentioned in the articles? Can you tell us more about them?

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            lolared RE: lolared Jun 15, 2011 07:12 PM

            Thanks everyone! I found just what I was looking for

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              chicgail RE: lolared Jun 16, 2011 02:33 AM

              Don't leave everyone hanging lolared. What did you find?

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                lolared RE: chicgail Jun 16, 2011 06:04 AM

                I plan on going to black dog gelato, and finding snookelfritz at the green market on saturday. Shawn Michele ice cream looked interesting too. I was wondering if rainbow cone was any different than your usual soft serve place?

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