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7 places to cool off from the inside out

Aka where to get some damn ice cream in this town

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for … temperatures below 90 degrees, please. And also ice cream. Here are seven joints that specialize in frosty treats. Go get you some scoops pronto, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when a multi-week heat wave refuses to dissipate.

Ice Cream Shop

Giovanni Di Palma's long-awaited gelateria located behind Gio's Chicken Amalfitano on the Westside. Expect gelati and sorbet flavors including lemon, pistachio, and chocolate-mint in addition to a menu of paninis (yellowfin tuna, prosciutto, caprese, and more), chicken soup, and Italian-inspired sal... | more...

Ice Cream Shop

Black-owned Business
This gourmet mom-and-pop stand delivers highly inventive and inspiring ice cream creations. Traditional strawberry and chocolate are pure perfection, but flavors such as black walnut, sweet corn, and coconut jalapeño are creative standouts. The salted caramel flavor is a game changer. | more...

Ice Cream Shop

Tucked away in a small shoebox of a shop in Virginia-Highland is Atlanta's own mad master of gelato. With flavors ranging from the pedestrian trifecta of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate to zanier flavors like panna cotta, fig, and even rose (better than it sounds), all the gelatos are smooth, cre... | more...

Food

The flagship of the SunO franchise, featuring Asian shaved ice desserts, crepes, frozen yogurt, iced and hot tea, and more. | more...

Restaurant

Once a cluster of stalls and counters selling flowers, cupcakes, soap, Jake's Ice Cream, and other sundries, the brightly colored building next to the Beltline's Eastside Trail now has more seating than vendors. The Jake's Ice Cream counter still stands, Candi's is serving breakfast every day but Mo... | more...

Ice Cream Shop

One of Atlanta Food Park's vendors Vintage Frozen Custard has its stationary home serving fresh custards featuring traditional vanilla and chocolate custards along with specialties such as Blueberry Cobbler, Cookie Bomber, and Salted Caramel. | more...

Restaurant

A good alternative to greasy fast foods, Zesto offers healthier meals, such as a perfectly cooked tuna steak. Fresh salads also distance the restaurant from other fast food joints. The popular Greek salad comes with mouth-watering feta, pepperoncini and black olives. If you want more fat in your die... | more...