If Tom Carvel's ice-cream truck hadn’t had a flat tire one fateful day during Memorial Day weekend in 1934, he may have never started the country’s first retail ice-cream company. Faced with losing his entire supply of ice cream to the heat, he simply sold it from the side of the road. He was so successful that, years later, he opened his first store on that same site.
Carvel stores soon sprang up across the Northeast, including DeWitt’s own Carvel shop. Opened in the 1940s, the same year ice cream was first declared a food group, it’s the oldest still-operating Carvel franchise in the country, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. Every day, the store’s staffers layer their famous chocolate and vanilla ice-cream cakes with crunchies, and whip up batches of their soft-serve ice cream each day to create cones, sundaes, and shakes. Customers can place cake orders online, choosing from shapes ranging from a small square to a football to the famous Fudgie the Whale.
Get your cup of coffee with a side of cream cheese at Charleston Bagel Company — this fresh bagel spot is the perfect way to start your day.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
For comfortable outdoor service, Charleston Bagel Company sets up a seasonal patio.
At Charleston Bagel Company, you can connect to high-speed wifi for a small fee.
Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Charleston Bagel Company.
No need to dress up for a trip to Charleston Bagel Company — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Bring the Charleston Bagel Company's great food to your place.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Charleston Bagel Company offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
At Charleston Bagel Company, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Doughy freshness awaits you at Charleston Bagel Company, so head on over first thing in the morning to snag your bagel of choice.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Mount Pleasant's Five Loaves Cafe, a local favorite.
Five Loaves Cafe has given the typical healthy and vegan options a makeover.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Come order a flavorful feast at Five Loaves Cafe, and sit outside if it's nice!
Jeans are just right for a meal at Five Loaves Cafe, which embraces a casual vibe.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Five Loaves Cafe offers catering.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Diners at Five Loaves Cafe will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
At Five Loaves Cafe, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Five Loaves Cafe.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Five Loaves Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For simply amazing pub food, Five Loaves Cafe has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
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.
Are smoothies your jam? You've come to the right place at Mount Pleasant's Tasi Bites and Blends.
Tasi Bites and Blends offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Tasi Bites and Blends.
Large groups will appreciate Tasi Bites and Blends for its ability to seat them quickly.
Take it nice and easy at Tasi Bites and Blends, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Tasi Bites and Blends' tasty dishes at your next party.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Tasi Bites and Blends offers free parking just steps away from the door.
At Tasi Bites and Blends, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
At Tasi Bites and Blends, you can pay with any major credit card.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
A refreshing smoothie from Tasi Bites and Blends is just what you'll need tomorrow for a midday snack.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Once inside, buckets of gourmet ice cream, crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original French recipe or flown in directly from ice-cream mines high in the northern Himalayas, entice the eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team that arrives at events with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.