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The Bent Spoon

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35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wrightstown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

went here today - our first time as i have heard there is always a crowd and we happened to be in Princeton to go to the Farmhouse Store (don't bother) and were the first customers when they opened. Hands down the BEST vegan ice cream I have ever had!!!!! I had the dark chocolate and the mango - other... More 

Thank suzieto
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were visiting Princeton and friends recommended this place. Really interesting flavors and absolutely delicious. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely come back.

Thank MrsVirgina
Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bent Spoon's innovative flavors make it a do-not-miss when visiting Princeton. My favorite - coconut with salted caramel sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Yum!!

Thank bekjak1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our go to ice cream place when my husband and I are out alone. Creative, interesting flavors. Wouldn't recommend for families with small kids (you are not finding cookie dough or cake batter here). Deelish!

Thank Jill T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This ice cream didn't live up to the hype. It's not really rich or creamy. The flavors sound interesting, but taste bland. It was hard to park, we had to wait in line, and the staff was oddly rude. It's really not acceptable to answer a question about the flavors by saying, "it's on the sign". wouldn't go out of... More 

Thank CT-Amy
New Jersey
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297 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason there is always a line outside this place, and it's not just because it's small within. The ice cream is superb, and the milkshakes relish.

Thank dave911nj
Princeton, New Jersey
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441 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben Spoon is our favorite ice cream place in Princeton. If you are vegetarian or vegan, the choices are limited to sorbets that are clearly marked. The ice cream menu has more interesting selection. I asked the staff if they have any ice cream without eggs (many ice cream brands do not contain eggs), but the girl was not knowledgeable... More 

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
West Chester
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want some of the most unusual tastes in ice cream, everything fresh and real - this is it. Be prepared to wait in a long line, know they take only cash and have an idea what you want before you get to the counter - the people pressing in behind will not appreciate your indecision. The staff are... More 

Thank Daniel M
Riverton, New Jersey
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks at Bent Spoon do the darndest things with ice cream and sorbet! Lavender mascarpone, sweet corn, cardamom, Xmas Pine... and then the sumptuously flavored tropicals - passionfruit, blood orange, mango, coconut. Sweet little shop in town, always full... and they sell to local stores. The staff are very helpful with tastes. The cinnamon ice cream on pie is... More 

Thank lafattina
Quezon City, Philippines
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dimly lit, low ceiling, old wood and mismatched furniture = love! Of course the flavors were interesting: who wouldn't be intrigued with lavender mascarpone or chocolate earl grey? Try them all!

Thank mimabama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609.924.2368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?