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The Bent Spoon

35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Ranked #1 of 170 Restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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91% Recommend
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Exceptional ice cream, unique flavors! We tried the coconut, milk chocolate hazelnut, mocha, and blueberry-apricot, and all were wonderful.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You might need to wait in line, but it's totally worth it. The chocolate sorbet is fantastic, and they have great, interesting flavors in season. I had a blueberry-apricot sorbet — the taste was amazing!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were not intimidated by the long line bc it moved fast. Servers were super friendly and efficient. I am used to cooking with high quality ingredients- you can definitely tell they were used here. Of the ice cream favors we tried, mango was the best we have ever eaten, followed by the Madagascar vanilla and then dark chocolate. Hot... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

A long line down the block usually means there is something special inside. The dark chocolate ice cream is divine. Wait in line, bring cash and enjoy the treat.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A charming little shop that makes the most wonderful ice creams. I had the dark chocolate and was just blown by the flavor. The texture and the mouth feel of the ice cream was just outstanding. Hats off to the bent spoon team for making perhaps the best ice creams in the world!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very cute local shop, great ice cream selection, and great cupcakes! A little pricier than other ice cream shops but worth it. Great park right across the street.

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Generally, I am not patient and do not do well waiting on lines. This is particularly true when we have our kids in tow. However, this ice cream spot is simply the best ice cream I've ever had. The flavors are exotic, basil ice cream? But you won't believe how refreshing and smooth the product is. Unless you are incredibly... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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216 reviews 216 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lots of unique flavors at The Bent Spoon... and the list put out recently of the 27 best places in the US for ice cream lists this one- completely justified. Flavors like sea salt caramel vanilla, chocolate with cardamom and orange... and their lavender mascarpone is aimazing. They have an ice cream "club" too and stamp a card for you-... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were here yesterday with a motley crew of family members ranging in ages from 14 to 65 and the verdict was unanimous...best ice cream ever! Individual scoops are on the normal scale (read 'small') and the option to mix and match is nice. It might be a little pricey given the serving sizes, but definitely cheaper and more gourmet... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Bent Spoon makes the best ice cream on the planet. I am an ice cream fanatic, you might even say an ice cream snob since I only truly enjoy homemade ice cream, and the Bent Spoon is hands down the best. I regularly travel over 100 miles roundtrip specifically for their ice cream. I even purchased a cooler just... More

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