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 Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
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1. Bistro 6050
First on the list is Bistro 6050. Located at 6050 W. Irving Park Road (between Mc Vicker and Meade avenues) in Portage Park, the creperie, which offers empanadas, ice cream and frozen yogurt and more, is the highest-rated ice cream and frozen yogurt spot in Chicago, boasting five stars out of 258 reviews on Yelp.
2. Scooter's Frozen Custard
Roscoe Village's Scooter's Frozen Custard, located at 1658 W. Belmont Ave. (between Ashland and Lincoln avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more 4.5 stars out of 593 reviews.
3. Lickity Split Frozen Custard
Lickity Split Frozen Custard, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more in Edgewater Glen, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 520 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6056 N. Broadway Ave. (between Norwood Street and Glenlake Avenue) to see for yourself.
4. Original Rainbow Cone
Over in Beverly, check out Original Rainbow Cone, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 360 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more at 9233 S. Western Ave.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Chicago area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also offers local advertising ideas. Last year, average daily transactions at food and beverage shops grew to 45 per business on Saturdays, compared to 31 daily transactions on average on Mondays.