Here’s a sweet story: Girl and boy meet, they get married, open a small-batch ice cream business and share their scoops with adoring fans. That’s how Honeycomb started in 2015, and it’s still dispensing the most delightful cones (in varieties like toasted coconut) at its Cambridge storefront and at a new spot on City Hall Plaza, using local farm-sourced cream to create flavored scoops like salted caramel crackle, matcha-pistachio and ginger-rhubarb crisp. They’re a happily-ever-after at the end of any day.
1702 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge • (617) 714-3983
2014 Winner: FoMu
Alternative, small-batch ice creams are booming, and we can’t get enough of FoMu—as in “faux-moo,” a deliciously and deceptively dairy-free treat...
- 481 Cambridge St., Boston
- (617) 903-3276
2015 Winner: Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream
New Englanders love their premium ice cream, consuming more per capita than any other Americans; many brilliant local parlors thrive by satisfying that jones…...
- 1255 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- (617) 492-7021
2016 Winner: Picco
This upscale South End pizzeria is always packed, and not just for its great pies with lightly charred, bubbly thin crusts...
- 513 Tremont St., Boston
- (617) 927-0066
2017 Winner: Gracie’s
Gracie’s owner Aaron Cohen named his Somerville shop—a fairly early entry in the artisanal ice cream trend—after his young daughter...
- 22 Union Square, Somerville
- (617) 764-5294