When the weather is unrelenting in Pittsburgh, the following ice cream shops are a must-try when you’re looking to beat the summer heat. Four social media fellows from The Warhol Academy’s new fellowship program hit the streets to showcase their favorite ice cream shops around the Burgh. Did your favorite make their list?
Located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Happy Day Dessert Factory has a menu that includes all of your favorite standard ice cream flavors as well as 50+ varieties of premium hard ice cream, frozen soft custard, frozen yogurt, and almond milk soft serve. Warhol Academy social media fellow Zyannah Zigler’s favorite flavor is Cookie Monster.
Page’s has been in business for over 72 years and is Southside’s answer to a yummy treat for everyone. It is also home to the Pittsburgh-famous Nancy B Sundae. They offer classic soft-serve flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and twist, along with numerous specialty flavors and an oat-based, dairy-free, vegan soft-serve. Warhol Academy social media fellow Jason Garland, Jr.’s favorite is the oat-milk cookies and cream soft-serve.
Klavon’s, located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, has all the charm of an ice cream parlor of yesteryear, with an old-time candy counter still stocked with penny candy. You’ll enjoy locally sourced, hand-crafted ice cream flavors, surrounded by original marble countertops, stainless steel fountain equipment, and revolving stools. Make sure you check out the old-fashioned phone booth too! Warhol Academy social media fellow Cerrina Hagood recommends the top-tier chocolate peanut butter cup sundae.
An Oakland institution, Dave and Andy’s has been a staple in Pittsburgh since 1983. This popular spot features over 200 homemade ice cream flavors and hand-rolled waffle cones. All of the flavors are made from scratch in small batches. Warhol Academy social media fellow Asher O’Briant is a fan of one of their newer flavors, Hokey Pokey.
Story by Star Laliberte
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