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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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purity has been famous for their ice cream for generations but now their offering of breakfast/brunch on the weekends is great. My wife is vegan but I'm not, fabulous choices for us both.

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Thank G0BigRed22
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Providing fun and tasty breakfast choices for many diets was important for us, being omnivores! Please come again. Bruce More 

Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went by and saw the long lines so thought we would give it a try. YUM! I had the Bulldog crunch and it was excellent! Would definitely go back.

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

Thanks for the visit, Amy. We work really hard to keep the line moving quickly. Hope you stop in again sometime. Bruce More 

Stony Brook, NY
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for fun ice cream flavors. Weekend brunches are also a treat. A must-visit if you're in Ithaca. Fair prices for what you get- ice cream servings are huge!

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

Thanks for visiting, Ginny! More 

Ithaca, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten there (lunch) three times in last 3 weeks. (Ice cream, for MANY years, LOVE!). I applaud their reaching for new things to do. But, several problems, and responses, have me wishing they'd learn, quickly. Ordered Happy Bowl, (great idea!) avocado was very off, upon telling wait staff the owner offered that they use prepackaged avocado. She kindly gave... More 

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

Hi jwithaca, I am thankful you talked with me during one of your lunch visits. I know we chatted briefly about the cryovac avocado you were served. Since our discussion I use fresh only. I found it difficult to get avocado this winter, but I have decided I will simply let my customers know when they are not available or... More 

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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! Get the cool Nick mint ice cream with hot fudge and coffee. It's a delish shake. Try the truffles!!!!!!

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Thank Joanna A
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice words. You are making me hungry! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good old fashion ice cream parlor. Delicious flavors and unbelievable menu for ice cream. And ice cream lovers dream

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Thank Mike M
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Thanks, Mike. Try one flavor each visit and we'll both be happy :) More 

Ithaca NY
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Purity Ice Cream is really an Ithaca tradition. For residents, it's almost inevitable that you'll run into a neighbor or someone you know as you line-up to place your order. Recently, expanded, Purity offers plenty of comfortable seating indoors as well as an array of picnic tables outside. Of course, people come to Purity for the ice cream and you... More 

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Thank DAS_2009
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi DAS. Thanks for the kind words. What I treasure most about Purity is the memories that get created here. And yes, the eggnog is nuclear! More 

Philadelphia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is 3 years since our last visit and the ice cream is still excellent. The indoor seating has been expanded and now there is a food menu. Nevertheless this is our spot for ice cream whenever we are anywhere close to Ithaca! We usually stick to chocolate options and coffee chocolate chip personally...it is hard to deviate away from... More 

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Thank Francis R
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi Francis. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the review. But once every three years is definitely not often enough! See you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The only small ice cream maker that I know of that regularly ships their products to out of state purchasers, even some several states away. It is that good! Some of their flavors are truely unique. Purity eggnog is rated the best ever by those who have been fortunate to have enjoyed it.

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Thank Bruce D
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi Bruce. Good name! Thanks for the kind words and you and I both are looking forward to that second week in November when the first eggnog run happens! Cheers, Bruce from Purity More 

Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for a warm summers night treat. Outstanding selection of ice cream that is always fresh. If you like a homemade breakfast this is the weekend spot for you. Their homemade English Muffins melt in your mouth.

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Thank dhallryan
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi dhallryan, Thanks for taking the time to send us a review. Those English muffins are my mother-in-law's recipe. She always bakes them in a can and gives them to us for Christmas! Bruce More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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?