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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (294 reviews)
“sundae” (37 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went for dessert after a light meal. Just wish I could go back again. Maybe next visit to Ithaca. Their baked goods looked great also. Maybe next time instead of getting my small junior dish of ice cream I will skip dinner and go for...More

Thank clmorse1951
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi clmorse1951 Thanks for visiting. You have discovered a true thing in (Ithaca/Purity) life: Eat Dessert First. We look forward to seeing you again soon BEFORE dinner :) Bruce

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Out third time here probably coinciding with out Ithaca trips. We love the ice cream and the sundaes here and they are sooo substantial.

Thank prasan68
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear prasan68. Thanks for the kind words and come again soon! Bruce

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is by far the best ice cream "parlour" in the area. The sundaes are fabulous and the flavor menu is large. I went here since I was a kid and knew the founder, Leo. Unfortunately the ice cream isn't made on premises anymore (new...More

Thank Tom S
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Tom S, Thanks for your detailed review. I appreciate your feedback. I never met Leo (we bought the business from his grand daughter in 1998), but I have heard lots of stories about him. Quite a character! We haven't produced on site for over...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the ice cream and friendly staff of Purity Ice Cream. The rest of the family had ice cream I had a delicious Chocolate Malt.

Thank teamvickers
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi teamvickers! OK, I think your term "Pleasurable" is about the nicest compliment I have seen in a while! IT is really what we are striving for: Tasty treats and a fun, informal environment. Glad we did it for you! Bruce

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

It's a great place for ice cream. They have some options with no sugar added, and a great variety of flavors. The place is big, so it's easy to get a sit.

Thank Pili G
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Pili G! Nice words, which we appreciate a lot! Come again and sit for as long as you like! And use the free WiFi... Bruce

Reviewed 24 June 2017

The have great homemade ice cream--many flavors. The only issue--always--is the long wait once you order to actually get it.

Thank hoobiesgal
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Hoobiesgal, Thanks for the note. Yes, it can get pretty busy at Purity, but that means something good is happening! We constantly work hard to optimize the line flow to get Purity goodness into people's hands ASAP! Cheers, Bruce

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I was visiting friends and knew I wanted wine, etc but had to get ice cream from this place. My favorite has always been bittersweet, vanilla with chocolate shavings, and butter pecan. No one was disappointed with my dessert that night.

Thank Mary B
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks, Mary B. Glad you liked our ice cream and hope to see you again soon! Bruce

Reviewed 22 June 2017

The ice cream is pretty good. No complaints. Parking can be a hassle at busy times. The new sit down addition is noisy and has the feel of a high school locker room. We usually opt to sit outside. ( upon reading the ingredients label...More

Thank Paf46
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Paf46, Thanks for the visit and the note. Parking is indeed a challenge, but it is hard to change people's habits and convince them that is always available spots in back of the building on Cascadilla St and across Meadow St in our satellite...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Having an ice cream cone at Purity's is a real treat! I choose vanilla and it was delicious. They've expanded since the last time (20 years ago:)) we visited and there was still a long line. It's obviously as popular as ever.

Thank Marilee B
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Marilee B We are particularly proud of our vanilla as that flavor is truly the benchmark of an ice cream brand. We use only real vanilla. Glad you like the remodeling. See you again sooner than 20 years from now :0 Bruce

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Received a recommendation from a friend to go here. Boy am I glad. Excellent ice cream and frozen yogurt. Even gluten free ice cream cones! Great vibe inside. Excellent service. If you are anywhere close to Ithaca, make this a stop!!

Thank FamilyFunTrips5
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi FamilyFunTrips5, Hope you brought the whole family! Thanks for the kind words and glad you decided to visit! Come again soon. Bruce

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lyndabogel
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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