Bakeries in Toms River

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Cherry's Ice Cream combines the old-fashioned idea of an ice-cream parlor with the modern technology of high-definition television and wireless Internet. Visitors can recline on couches and chairs around a TV, enjoying scoops of housemade ice cream in the company of friends or in the cold glow of their computer screens. Ice-cream flavors range from traditional vanilla to clever in-house creations, such as Rolos caramel delight and Circus Fun: vanilla ice cream blended with animal crackers and circus peanuts. In addition to hard and soft-serve ice cream, Cherry's confectionists serve up two-scoop belgian-waffle sundaes, water ice, and milkshakes.

1580 Lakewood Road
Toms River,
NJ
US

It sounds strange, but Dan DiZio found the perfect pretzel machine hiding in a nondescript Florida garage. Once he saw it, he knew what he had to do. With help from his friend Len Lehman, DiZio hauled the equipment back to his native Philadelphia?where as a child he once sold homemade pretzels to his neighbors. He soon opened the original Philly Pretzel Factory. Today, nearly 15 years since first opening, Philly Pretzel Factory whips up fresh batches of secret-ingredient dough across 100 locations in eight states. The pretzels are twisted by hand onto salt or cinnamon sugar, and pair with the shop's signature brand of mustard, or sweet blends of chocolate and butter-cream. The menu also tucks hot dogs and spicy sausages into pretzel rolls, and dusts salt on "rivets," or soft pretzel bites, which can top party trays or bind the masts of gravy boats.

309 Rt. 9
Bayville,
NJ
US

From the outside, The Sprinkle Shack has the trappings of a traditional ice cream parlor, a humble building with striped awnings. Once inside, however, it's apparent that the menu is anything but simple. Twenty-four flavors of hard ice cream are crafted in store, along with sugar- and fat-free options. Twists of flavors such as strawberry and bubble gum paint colorful ribbons on vanilla soft serve. Ice cream melts into the square crevasses of hot waffles, or takes on a flavorful crunch with mixings of favorite candy toppings. For those with something to celebrate, they even make ice-cream cakes, whose piping can declare "Congratulations!", "Happy Birthday," or even "Sorry About That Whole Dumpster Incident."

1035 Atlantic City Boulevard
Berkeley Township,
NJ
US

Just off the scenic Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Shake Shoppe Arcade combines the family fun of an old-school boardwalk arcade with the creamy desserts of an ice-cream shop. Guests sip refreshing shakes made with Hershey's ice cream, or win prizes and pass the time at the arsenal of arcade cabinets, simulators, and games.

1020 North Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights,
NJ
US