Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
If there’s one dessert destination to scream for, it’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The first Chicago location of the Columbus, Ohio-based ice creamery already draws a ravenous fan base to its Lakeview storefront, and for good reason. Pristine ingredients (farm-fresh goat cheese; fair-trade African vanilla bean) and unique flavors (brambleberry crisp; biscuits and peach jam) set this adorable scoop shop apart from the pint pack, making it the perfect spot to linger over a sundae, a macaroon ice cream sandwich, or just a scoop stuffed inside a freshly made waffle cone.
3404 North Southport, (773)348-7139, jenis.com
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Black Dog Gelato, 859 North Damen, (773)235-3116, blackdogchicago.com
Best of Chicago 2013