There is definitely a good amount of food to eat around the city, but what’s even better are the dessert places. I always think ice cream is the best sweet and a fun food to get with friends. I enjoy trying new places because there are so many to try in Chicago and with the weather getting warmer, ice cream is always the best option. Here are some of my favorite places to get a cold sweet treat in Chicago:
Original Rainbow Cone
This ice cream originated in the southwest side but a smaller shop has opened up at Navy Pier. The cool thing about this ice cream is that there aren’t scoops of ice cream but slabs of ice cream on a cone!
I will have to say this is my favorite ice cream place as of right now. They have super large scoops and the inside of this place is very old school and very cozy. They also serve the world largest sundae which is on my bucket list to conquer.
Mario’s Italian Ice
This local Italian Ice shop is only open seasonally in the summer so I would make sure to take advantage of it. They are a mom and pop shop in Italian Village and serve my favorite Italian Ice in the city. They have hints of lemon peel in their cups which really makes them different. Make sure to bring cash when you go because they don’t accept cards and also be prepared for long lines.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Jeni’s is really popular and although it isn’t my all-time favorite it’s close to campus right off the Armitage stop and always has unique flavors with their Wildberry Lavender flavor being my favorite.
Bobtail Ice Cream
Bobtail is on the lists for being one of Chicago’s best ice cream shops. They have a large variety of flavors along with unique floats, coffee, and shakes.
Windy City Sweets
This shop is a wonderland for those with a sweet tooth. Half the shop is full of every type of candy you can imagine, while the other half is an ice cream shop of everyone's favorite ice cream flavors- including mine Superman ice cream.