By Amy Marcos | Photo: David Calavera
With the fluctuating Tallahassee weather bringing 80 degree weather overnight seemingly every other day, only one food can quench the heat: ice cream. Fortunately for Tallahassee residents, the city has numerous locally-owned, delicious ice cream shops all over town. Check out this list of ice cream shops to try out.
Lofty Pursuits — A Tallahassee foodie staple, Lofty Pursuits, affectionately called “Lofty,” is an old-fashioned soda and ice cream shop located in Market Square. First opened in 1993 as a small skill toy shop, over the years, Lofty has become a classic Tallahassee ice cream stop. In addition to ice cream, they make and serve candy and brunch items.
Barb’s Southern Style Gourmet — This gourmet ice cream and brittle shop, located at The Cottages at Lake Ella, sells yummy, homemade, popular “brittle ice creams.” Most known for their special brittles, Barb’s Southern Style Gourmet also sells cookies and gift baskets.
Sugar Rush Bar — Sugar Rush Bar, located in the All Saints district and in Bannerman Crossings, is Tallahassee’s first milkshake bar. Serving ice cream, milkshakes, candy, and other tasty desserts, Sugar Rush Bar is known for its whimsy, over-the-top, handcrafted milkshakes.
Magda’s — This ice cream shop, located in the heart of Collegetown, sells yummy ice cream, sweets, and coffee and is the perfect place to stop in for a quick sweet treat. With handmade waffle cones, unique toppings like cold brew brownie bites and fruity pebbles, and breakfast items available, all ice cream lovers should check out this shop.