If you love ice cream, Lewis Center has options

I’m a seasonal ice cream person.

That means that I don’t eat the cold stuff year-round. In the middle of winter, ice cream is the last thing on my mind – I prefer warm desserts.

But as soon as the warm weather months come around, I start enjoying ice cream again. And these days, Lewis Center has more options than ever for local ice cream lovers!

Some of these establishments have been around for a while, others are new – but all serve up delicious cold treats. Best of all, we can ride our bikes to all but one of them. There’s nothing better than a bike ride to get ice cream on a summer afternoon or evening!

  • Whit’s Frozen Custard is a tiny shop in the original, old “downtown” section of Lewis Center near the train tracks on Lewis Center Rd. They make all their frozen treats on-site and serve up just a few flavors each day, but they do have sundaes and fancy toppings. Plus, they publish their flavor calendar a month in advance so you can plan to go when your favorite is being served. Check out their flavors online – our daughter raves about this place and can’t wait for cotton candy day to come around again!
  • CRMD in Evans Farm is probably our favorite local ice cream joint. We love this place for its unique decor, bright ice cream flavors and colors, and intriguing soft, waffle-like cones called puffles made fresh to order. According to the CRMD website, “A puffle is a spherical egg-based waffle popular in Hong Kong and Macau, and is usually served hot!” To pique your interest further, CRMD in Lewis Center even has a hidden, 90s-themed speakeasy offering adult beverages for the over-21 set. It’s super cool and has to be seen to be believed!
  • Dairy Queen on 23 is an old-school classic that happens to be my hubby’s favorite. I’ve never been a huge fan of soft-serve but I’ll go along about once a summer on a DQ run. I do like how close and convenient it is – and they have a drive-through or a cute patio sitting area outside where you can enjoy your sweet treats. We get a DQ ice cream cake for my hubby every year for his birthday and it tastes exactly the same as when we were kids. Plus, DQ cheese curds are an added bonus.
  • Crepe Town is also on 23, set back in the Kroger shopping center. You might not think of Crepe Town as an ice cream place but they have a cooler full of Velvet ice cream ready to serve with warm crepes or waffles. I’ve blogged about Crepe Town before; we adore their crepes with nutella and fruit! Z is a big fan of their cotton candy ice cream and it’s nice to have a place where we can always get that flavor.
  • Stickyfingers in Galena is the only one on this list that we can’t ride our bikes to – but it’s such a cute ice cream parlor and worth that pretty drive over the Cheshire bridge with water on either side. Stickyfingers is both women- and LGBTQ-owned, which are both wins in my book. They have great flavors and freshly-baked cookies so you can get an ice cream cookie sandwich – a favorite of mine. They also have a cute spot to sit and eat outside.

This Friday Favorites article was for the Lewis Center ice cream lovers. If you liked this post, you might like our review of several international ice cream offerings in the Columbus area.

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