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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank IrishRoever
Ithaca, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 quickly, smoothly, and with a positive, friendly attitude from one customer to another.

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Thank George F
Ithaca
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank sallytwhite
Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Thank Christian N
Hyattsville, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Muntasir
Vinita, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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Thank 863toni
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank ErinGoBraugh97
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

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

Boston, Massachusetts
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341 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank David D
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Thanks, David! Bruce More 

Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 staff comes around to refill waters, clean up your plates, etc. Excellent place to meet... More 

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Thank lindavanap
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

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

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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 I don't know if it is usually like that. However, all the ice creams are... More 

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Thank pegsmith59
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

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 a replacement if it doesn't meet your expectations! Hope to see you again on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?