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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Purity is simply the best place for ice cream in Ithaca. They have all the regular flavors and then some wonderful speciality flavors like Bulldog crunch. They also have specialty types of ice cream such as vegan and no sugar added. Often those types of "ice creams" are not so good but Purity makes all their own ice creams and... More 

Thank sharpsewer
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Homemade, wonderful ice cream, and fresh baked products. Best part was they had soy ice cream, and choices for people who can not eat animal proteins, I recommend for anyone who has kidney disease it is so difficult to eat out, this is the perfect place where everyone in your family can find something,. Long waits, but well worth the... More 

Thank Julie C
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Walking down a Meadow st. and one places catches my attention since it's the only budy place on friday's night. So nany people, walked in to fund why. The ice cream us great, so is the service. There are lots of ditting places. The table we sat at wasn't very clean but it didn't bother us since tge ice cream... More 

Thank Jacob G
Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

With the summers heat this year, it is always a good time to hit a home run with a stop at this ice cream parlor. Depending on the time of day (pm for me) the lines can be long, but manageable. The staff does an excellent job of taking your orders, being both patient and understanding due to the multitude... More 

Thank akaCliff
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

There is something about the richness of this ice cream which makes you know it's the real deal. Lines can get long but they have a great system to keep you moving through quite quickly. This is a must stop for me and my fellow Cornell alum friends when we get together in Ithaca!

Thank Carol W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of the best ice cream stores around! They have many flavors and varieties! Yum! It is a perfect place to go for dessert.

Thank Candice T
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the brownie sundae. I think the ice cream is good but not spectacular, and so is the brownie. But when you put the two together and top them with hot fudge, you get a pretty mean result. The ice cream comes in many many flavors, some of them with funny names like the Finger Lakes tourist.

Thank Florian P
Plattsburgh, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The only thing better than the ice cream is the staff who serves it. The cookies and cream is the best you'll ever have. We hit Purity every time we are in the area. The staff is truly outstanding. Fun, quick and obviously enjoying what they do.

Thank shameockwave
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Their ice cream is consistently good. They have a restaurant/seating area behind that serves some of the best breakfasts/brunches in Ithaca.They use the freshest and mostly locally sourced ingredients.

Thank Guaymita
Greene, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My Daughter and I went to Purity for lunch and ice cream. The location is great, had to go around the block a couple of times but once I figured it out, easy to park, enter and leave! Lunch was fantastic, priced right and delicious. Now, on to the ice cream...SOO GOOD! I would say the best mint chip anywhere!... More 

Thank Danielle W
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi Danielle, Thanks for the nice words. Our staff works really hard and it is especially nice to get some kudos for their efforts. My wife and I are really proud of our food and our ice cream, but we are most proud of our colleagues who prepare and serve it to you. Often times, this is their first job... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?