August 8th, 2005

25 Beloved Ice Cream Shops (Boston)

The July 2005 Boston Magazine listed the following 25 ice cream shops. I think it'd be fun to go visit all the ones I haven't been to, and maybe collect a few which they didn't list.

Here's the list, in alphabetical order:
  • Bedford Farms, 18 North Rd. Bedford and 68 Thoreau St. Concord

  • Ben & Jerry's, 174 Newbury St. and 20 Park Plaza, Boston; 36 JFK St., Cambridge

  • Benson's, 181 Washington St., Boxford

  • Brigham's, 109 High St., Boston; 268 Washington St., Wellesley; 1328 Massachusetts Av., Arlington Heights; and other locations

  • Bubbling Brook, 1652 High St. (Rt. 109), Westwood

  • Cabot's, 743 Washington St., Newtonville

  • Christina's,1255 Cambridge St., Cambridge

  • Crescent Ridge, 407 Bay Rd., Sharon

  • Emack & Bolio's, 290 Newbury St., Boston; 736 Centre St., Jamaica Plain; 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale; and 1663 Beacon St., Brookline

  • Erikson's,12 Great Rd. (Rt. 117), Maynard

  • Farfar's, 272 St. George St., Duxbury

  • Herrell's, 15 Dunster St., Cambridge and 155 Brighton Av., Allston

  • J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St., Jamaica Plain; 311 Harvard St., Brookline; 352 Newbury St., Boston; 46 Langley Rd., Newton Centre; 661 VFW Pkwy., Chestnut Hill; 4A College Av., Somerville; and 451 Massachusetts Av., Arlington

  • Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd., Westford and 343 Bedford Rd. (Rt. 225), Carlisle

  • Lizzy's, 367 Moody St., Waltham

  • Mad Maggie's, 327 Main St., North Reading

  • Peaceful Meadows Farm, 60 Bedford St., Whitman; Rt. 28, Middleboro; and other locations

  • Rancatore's, 283 Belmont St., Belmont and 1752 Massachusetts Av., Lexington

  • Richardson's, 156 S. Main St. (Rt. 114), Middleton

  • Ron's Gourmet, 1231 Hyde Park Av., Hyde Park

  • Shaw Farm, 195 New Boston Rd., Dracut

  • Soc's, 67 Lynn Fells Pkwy., Saugus

  • Sunshine Farm, 41 Kendall Av., Sherborn

  • Toscanini's, 899 Main St. and 1310 Massachusetts Av., Cambridge

  • White Farms, 126 High St. (Rt. 133), Ipswich

Most of the ones I haven't been to are a drive, but that's no problem.

I think we could make a serious dent in that list before the end of the summer.

Comments on these shops--or on any other shops, really--welcome.
  • Current Mood
    seeking ice cream