Now an international brand of premium ice cream, Häagen-Dazs began as a humble, family-owned business in the Bronx. In the 1920's, Reuben Mattus sold his mother's fruit ices and ice-cream pops out of a horse-drawn wagon. For decades, the family business thrived, and around 1960, Reuben officially founded Häagen-Dazs. He chose the name to evoke Old World traditions and quality craftsmanship, the bedrocks of the brand. Originally, the ice cream came in just three flavors—vanilla, chocolate, and coffee—made from fine ingredients gathered from around the world, such as Belgian dark chocolate, hand-picked vanilla beans from Madagascar, and ice shaved from lunar glaciers. The resulting confections so delighted sweet teeth that the brand grew exponentially, leading to the creation of dozens of flavors and forays into sorbets and frozen yogurts.
Though Häagen-Dazs ice cream was immensely popular in grocery shops, their first parlor didn't open until 1976. Not far from the Mattus family's original ice-cream beat, the Brooklyn store sold ice cream as well as treats such as sundaes, shakes, and cakes. Shops eventually dotted the country and globe, wherein friendly ice-cream scoopers fill waffle cones, blend frosty coffee and ice-cream drinks, and wrap ice-cream cakes in bright ribbons.
Jonesing for a cup of your favorite java? East Bay Meeting House's got you covered.
East Bay Meeting House is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Toast your evening out at this coffee shop with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
East Bay Meeting House puts the happy in happy hour.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on East Bay Meeting House's outdoor patio.
Wifi access is totally free at East Bay Meeting House, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Tap your foot to East Bay Meeting House's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
The coffee shop can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
For quick and easy parking near East Bay Meeting House, park on the street.
East Bay Meeting House makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
When you need that little extra push to get you moving, grab a cup of coffee from East Bay Meeting House.
Dessert refuses to be an afterthought at Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe. More than 30 ice-cream flavors—repeatedly lauded by the Charleston City Paper and Moultrie News—pile atop cones or blend into milk shakes, and classic banana splits make mouths water with their pecans and cherries. The café’s scoops of amaretto cherry or java chunk are generous, living up to the vision of Rod Lapin, who opened the first Ye Ole Fashioned in 1972 with the idea of making customers’ jaws drop at the size of his portions.
Today, at more than half a dozen locations, including one helmed by his daughter Becki and her husband and Summerville locations owned by Todd Lapin, that hasn’t changed. Ten strips of bacon layer the café’s signature BLTs; chili-laden, all-beef hot dogs weigh down their buns; and the plates are required to start lifting weights regularly before they’re allowed to carry double-decker sandwiches or burgers.
For a lunch that will ease those midday hunger pains, head to Caviar and Bananas for a deli sandwich or salad.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Caviar and Bananas, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Eat outdoors Caviar and Bananas (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Caviar and Bananas has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Caviar and Bananas s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Three meals a day are served at Caviar and Bananas, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
For a fresh sandwich from a great deli, Caviar and Bananas is definitely the play to go.
Perk yourself up with a coffee or tea from Bear E Patch Cafe West.
The healthy meal options at Bear E Patch Cafe West are bold, colorful and filled with flavor.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Dress to impress before heading out — formal wear is a must here.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Bear E Patch Cafe West offers catering.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Bear E Patch Cafe West is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Bear E Patch Cafe West offers the best in American food, so head on over.
Perfect for those warm summer days, Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts serves ice cream by the cone or cup.
In the mood for a healthy meal? Check out Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts for some great gluten-free dishes.
Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts, known for its laid-back ambience.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts' tasty dishes at your next party.
Enjoy the quick and painless street parking at Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts.
Travel by bike to Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Credit cards won't be handy at Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts, it's cash only.
When you need something to cool you off, pay Paolo's Gelato Italiano and Desserts a visit and treat yourself to some tasty ice cream.