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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (271 reviews)
“cupcakes” (28 reviews)
“sundae” (30 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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11 - 20 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the renovation, Purity is still THE place to go for ice cream in Ithaca. Typically they're well staffed ro handle long lines with reasonable wait times on busy nights. Gpod proportions, good selections, and reasonable prices.

Thank GT350RC
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, GT350RC! Our staff works hard to serve our customers in a quick, yet friendly way. It is really hard, physical work that they do, so your kind comments are much appreciated! Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Reuben sandwich wand Sweet Potato fries were very good. You order at the counter, and your food is brought to you. Our server kept stopping by to top off our water and coffee. Nice atmosphere, too.

Thank IrishRoever
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi IrishRoever, Lunch is our hidden jem. We don't do much advertising and haven't been doing lunch all that long, so it really hasn't been fully discovered by Ithacans yet. Thanks for the nice shout-out! Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a great time, whether just a family visit or school team post game ice cream spree. The number of flavors is mind boggling, and you can have your favorite flavor a dozen different ways. The place is sometimes crowded, but the staff moves...More

Thank George F
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi George F. Thirty years! That is the true definition of a fan and we are hugely grateful for your patronage. I often think that even better than the ice cream are all the wonderful memories that are created at Purity. That is what makes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Purity ice cream is amazing. From the incredible mint chocolate chip to almond joyous to bulldog crunch, it is all delicious. Great place.

Thank sallytwhite
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sallytwhite. You have me blushing. Thanks! Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Purity has been making ice cream locally since the 1930s. Now they also serve breakfast and lunch, I think, but I only go for the ice cream. My favorites are "Bulldog Crunch" and "Finger Lakes Tourist". Try them!

Thank Christian N
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christian N. Thanks for being a Purity fan. I love how people have their favorites! I feel it when, occasionally, we run out of a particular flavor...I catch it then from those fans!! Come again soon. Bruce

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's usually crowded but the wait is worth it. Ice cream is delicious and the facility is decent and clean. Limited on-site parking but there are plenty street parking available.

Thank Muntasir
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Muntasir, Thanks for visiting. Glad you liked our ice cream! There is a small parking lot across Meadow St (cattycorner from the front of the Purity building) and there is almost always parking there too. It is for Purity customers! Bruce

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I never thought I would see so many people getting ice cream in one place at one time but I was told this is THE best ice cream in the city. It WAS!! Pricey but good!

Thank 863toni
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 863toni! Thanks for the visit and nice words. Come again soon. Bruce

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Some of the best ice cream I've every had!!!! There's a reason they are always super busy and the line is long lol.

Thank ErinGoBraugh97
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi ErinGoBraugh97! Thanks for the kind words. Come again! Bruce

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped in here for some ice cream after lunch on a Saturday afternoon and everything was delicious. The staff was friendly and our ice cream/shakes came out very quickly!

Thank David D
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks, David! Bruce

Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place is a modern twist on the "old-fashioned" ice cream parlor. The ice cream is super yummy. Lunch was very good and very reasonably priced. The dining room was very clean and the service was great. It's set up cafeteria style but the wait...More

Thank lindavanap
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Lindavanap! Thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you will stop by again sometime soon! Bruce

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
lyndabogel
Do you have French fries
12 November 2016|
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Response from PurityIC | Property representative |
We do have french fries as part of our weekday lunch menu! You can see our lunch menu at our website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-1545
  • E-mail
Description
Premium ice cream from upstate NY milk! Fresh baked pies, muffins, cupcakes and other goodies. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Fresh food, local ingredients. Fun setting. Happy times.
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