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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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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to the Bent Spoon many times, and can't get enough! The flavors are unique, interesting, and delicious. I had to write a review after our last visit there, after having Beet Streak ice cream. It was amazing! Beet ice cream with chocolate pieces. Loved it! Some of other favorites are coconut, hazelnut, chocolate-rosemary, and cookies and cream.... More

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silicon valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great ice cream, definitely consistent with quality over the years, its a must do every time I make a trip out to Princeton. The only down side is the place is tiny and lines can get quite long and extremely limited seating indoors. But the selection is huge and there's definitely something for everyone. Last visit had the Lavender and... More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed the gelato and thought it was worth the wait. I believe it lives up to it's hype. I have tried gelato all over the country and The Bent Spoon is definitely in the top three.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bent Spoon ice cream is a good product, but does not live up to its iconic status. Avoid the long lines, tiny helpings, and dingy interior and consider Thomas Sweets or Halo Pub.

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 restaurant reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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