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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their ice cream is consistently good. They have a restaurant/seating area behind that serves some of the best breakfasts/brunches in Ithaca.They use the freshest and mostly locally sourced ingredients.

Thank Guaymita
Greene, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My Daughter and I went to Purity for lunch and ice cream. The location is great, had to go around the block a couple of times but once I figured it out, easy to park, enter and leave! Lunch was fantastic, priced right and delicious. Now, on to the ice cream...SOO GOOD! I would say the best mint chip anywhere!... More 

Thank Danielle W
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the reuben with onion rings and a ice coffee. Prices are pretty good. The reuben was easily top three reubens I've ever had. I will be back again just for that sandwich alone.

Thank Derek P
NW Ohio
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82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for an ice cream cone one evening while vacationing in the area. They're pretty organized which is good because of how many people typically stop in. There are 30+ flavors of ice cream and unique bakery treats you can pair with your ice cream; think cupcakes with ice cream or ice cream cookie sandwiches. They also have pie... More 

Thank slpgradstu
Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Purity is an institution here in Ithaca. No matter when you go, there are always lots of your friends and neighbors, plus visitors and tourists. Try to view the crowd as an instant party. The ice cream is wonderful - bittersweet is our favorite flavor. The hot fudge sundaes are delicious. But the very, very best thing is the egg... More 

Thank Deborah D
Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The banana splits are awesome! You can get any flavor of ice cream and customize your toppings as well. The staff is super nice but the layout of the store is awkward and does not flow at all. You enter at the side of the building and have to walk around people who have placed their orders and are waiting... More 

Thank Skyelar B
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the cozy decor and layout of the place...savored the delicious maple and coffee scoops and waffle cones!

Thank LighterLoads
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember coming here as a kid w/ the founding owner's granddaughter and seeing the icecream being packaged, so pardon the pun, but I got the real "scoop"! This is a delightful icecream shop with tons of flavors to choose from, my favorite being Bittersweet. They also serve some pastries. A new addition is that they now serve breakfast and... More 

Thank Susie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and i was shocked to see such crowds at 3 pm during the week, but then i understood. Many flavors to choose from and it is reasonably priced with many options. I was most impressed with how organized it was and what a great system they have as more often than not places are so unorganized….anyway ice... More 

Thank Lisa H
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156 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place based on the great reviews and we were disappointed! The place is packed which gives the impression for an experience to look forward; but this is where it ended. When you find ice flakes in your ice cream you know something isn't right. The sea salt caramel and coffee flavors were just too bland! Just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 16072721545

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