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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3255
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (310 reviews)
“sundae” (37 reviews)
“cupcakes” (27 reviews)
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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3255
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81 - 90 of 499 reviews

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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 June 6, 2017

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 May 22, 2017

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 June 6, 2017

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 May 22, 2017 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 June 6, 2017

Sallytwhite. You have me blushing. Thanks! Bruce

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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 June 6, 2017

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 May 18, 2017

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 June 6, 2017

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 May 16, 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 June 6, 2017

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

Reviewed May 13, 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 May 15, 2017

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

Reviewed May 13, 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 May 15, 2017

Thanks, David! Bruce

Reviewed May 8, 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 May 9, 2017

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

Reviewed April 27, 2017

Every time except once I've had delicious ice cream desserts here. The chocolate chip sundae is the only disappointing dish I've had. The cookie was burnt on the bottom and I couldn't even eat it. This was the first time I had it here, so...More

Thank pegsmith59
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Hi pegsmith59. Thanks for stopping often at Purity! Sorry about the overdone cookie. We scratch bake all of them and it is, unfortunately, possible for one to escape our notice with a burned bottom... Always feel free to bring it back to the counter for...More

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lyndabogel
November 11, 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
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3255
  • 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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