Summer is officially upon the City of Oaks — what better way to celebrate and cool down than with a local sweet treat? These spots are all new to Raleigh and feature hot and cold options for whatever you’re craving.
Andia’s Ice Cream, 2200 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh | Opening 2023 | Cary-based Andia’s is coming to Raleigh Iron Works later this year. Owned by a Grand Master Ice Cream Maker, Andia’s specializes in gourmet flavors including baklava, lemon basil sorbet, rose pistachio, churro, and mango chamoy. Try a flight of flavors or go for hot and cold with a flamed ice cream brulee.
Raleigh Rolls, 10750 Wakefield Commons Dr., Ste. 105, Raleigh | Opened June 2023 | You’ve had scooped ice cream, but have you ever had rolled ice cream? Inspired by street food in Southeast Asia, Raleigh Rolls uses local toppings including Benelux coffee and Cheerwine. Bonus: Upgrade your rolls by putting them in a homemade waffle taco shell. This is Raleigh Rolls’ second location, the first in Morgan Street Food Hall.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 2014 Cameron St., Raleigh | Opened May 2023 | The Columbus, Ohio-based ice cream favorite is finally in Raleigh. This scoop shop is located in the Village District and features unique ingredients including a cream cheese base, brambleberry jam, and everything bagel seasoning.
Amitie Macaron, 230 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | Opened February 2023 | This downtown cafe features French macarons and other delicate pastries. An Amitie cold brew and some vibrant macarons sounds like the perfect pick-me-up.
Little Blue Bakehouse, 2116-H New Bern Ave., Raleigh | Opened August 2022 | This east Raleigh incubator kitchen has multiple bakers under one roof, with options like macarons, boozy cupcakes, bakery classics, and savory cheddar chive biscuits.
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