Back Bay is full of things to do: shopping, eating, and even just walking around. But those can get tiring, and you might want a break; sometimes, in the midst of whatever you’re doing, you feel the need to get ice cream. Why? Because ice cream’s amazing and tastes good no matter how sad or happy you are, no matter how cold or hot the weather is. Well hello, ice cream. These are two of my favorite (and so well-known that I don’t really need to write about them) ice cream shops.
Emack & Bolio’s
This place is very well-known and popular, having received various awards and recognitions. The décor is colorful and fun, and awards hang on all four sides of walls.
They have a wide variety of cones as well. It’s fun to pick and choose which flavor you want with which cone – it’s always part of the fun.
My friend and I walked close to half an hour in the cold just to get ice cream from Emack & Bolio’s and each enjoyed a cone of different flavored ice creams, standing huddled in the corner of the shop. It was worth the walk and shivering in the cold for.
I love, love, love the Grasshopper Pie. It is a model for other companies to follow for a fantastic mint chocolate chip and Oreo ice cream. Emack & Bolio’s is more on the costly side, but it will not deter me from returning for that Grasshopper Pie with my favorite chocolate dipped cone.
In Back Bay:
290 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
Sadly, the J. P. Licks on Newbury Street is closed. But there are still others open! I’m glad that one’s not too far in Coolidge Corner.
Everyone knows J.P. Licks. It’s all over the place, and its signature circular logo with the cow’s head can be seen from a mile away, especially when you’re craving some good ice cream – you can almost hear the logo go “Mooo,” calling out to you and luring you in.
My personal favorite is the Extreme Chocolate, which is chocolate ice cream with the deliciousness of big chocolate chips and brownie chunks. Another thing I love – their scoops are huge! This can be both a plus and a minus. Plus, because you can never have too much ice cream and more the better; minus, because you can indulge so much that you end up in a
food ice cream comma. Either way, gotta love it.
In Coolidge Corner:
311 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02445