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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Purity ice cream and corn meal pancakes for breakfast and a Mayor of Ithaca sighting as well. How much better can it get? I had blueberry muffin ice cream over corneal muffins worth a lemon curd-like topping. It was delicious. And when Mayor Myrick stopped at our table we talked a bit about activism and water shortages. Good times!

Thank newfish143
Armonk, NY
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love. Great ice cream. Fun atmosphere. They are open late - so easy to make this as a dessert stop after dinner downtown.

Thank Abigail K
Hollis, New Hampshire
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are just so many choices, the only disappointment is that I am not here long enough for multiple visits. The ice cream is rich and the servings are generous. I've never had a disappointing experience here....just make sure you leave room for ice cream when you go to dinner. Better yet....ice cream for dinner. They've added parking since my... More 

Thank Terri P
Ithaca, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not just the ice cream, which never disappoints, but the entire experience is totally satisfying.. the staff have always been great, and accommodating even to odd requests

Thank elruso809
Upstate New York
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed Purity ice cream since I was a kid. My grandma, a lifetime resident of Fall Creek, would treat us to a cone on occasion. The flavors, old and new (Bittersweet is still my personal favorite), offer something for everyone...cones, shakes, sundaes, etc. I recently stopped by with my son and was surprised by the expansion in size,... More 

Thank UpstateNewYorkParent
Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream a little pricey but way better than store brand . Have not ever been let down. It is a busy spot but worth the wait!

Thank arobbs
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always delish! Try the Happy Bowl with chicken! It is so good that we dream about it! We call it the Crack Bowl! Yummy! The sweet tater fries are magnificent and the banana pancakes with Nutella at breakfast are THE BOMB!

Thank Beth H
Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Purity is simply the best place for ice cream in Ithaca. They have all the regular flavors and then some wonderful speciality flavors like Bulldog crunch. They also have specialty types of ice cream such as vegan and no sugar added. Often those types of "ice creams" are not so good but Purity makes all their own ice creams and... More 

Thank sharpsewer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade, wonderful ice cream, and fresh baked products. Best part was they had soy ice cream, and choices for people who can not eat animal proteins, I recommend for anyone who has kidney disease it is so difficult to eat out, this is the perfect place where everyone in your family can find something,. Long waits, but well worth the... More 

Thank Julie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking down a Meadow st. and one places catches my attention since it's the only budy place on friday's night. So nany people, walked in to fund why. The ice cream us great, so is the service. There are lots of ditting places. The table we sat at wasn't very clean but it didn't bother us since tge ice cream... More 

Thank Jacob G

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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
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
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 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
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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