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The 5 best spots to score ice cream in San Jose

Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 26, 2020.

Need more ice cream and frozen yogurt in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top ice cream and frozen yogurt outlets in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

Shoppers in the San Jose area historically spend more in the winter at food and beverage shops than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customer reviews. The average amount spent per customer transaction at San Jose-area food and beverage shops grew to $26 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Treat Ice Cream Company

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Topping the list is a location of the Treat Ice Cream Company chain. Located at 11 S. 19th St. downtown, the spot to score ice cream is the highest-rated ice cream and frozen yogurt spot in San Jose, boasting five stars out of 286 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sweet Rendezvous

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Canoas East's Sweet Rendezvous, located at 668 Blossom Hill Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score desserts and ice cream 4.5 stars out of 585 reviews.

3. Italian Brothers Bakery

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Italian Brothers Bakery, a spot to score ice cream, pizza and pastries in the Rose Garden, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 384 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1401 W. San Carlos St. to see for yourself.

4. Happiness Cafe

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Over in North Valley, check out Happiness Cafe, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 413 reviews on Yelp. You can find the vegan spot, which offers ice cream and more, at 1688 Hostetter Road, Suite C.

5. Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream

Photo: Jonathan E./Yelp

Last but not least, there's a location of the chain Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream, an East San Jose favorite with 4.5 stars out of 374 reviews. Stop by 999 Story Road, Suite 9072 to hit up the spot to score gelato next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.


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