9 of the best places to get the best ice cream in Seattle

Apr 16 2020, 2:10 pm

With the weather heating up, you may be dreaming about a certain chilled treat.

Stop dreaming and start doing — pack your bags, grab a scoop or two of ice cream, and make your way to the park.

Enjoy ice cream any day the right way by heading out to one of these nine ice cream spots in Seattle:

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

With sustainability and happiness at the core of all they do, Molly Moon’s is all about bringing smiles to those eating their scoops. Enjoy over eleven flavors including vegan picks and rotating seasonal picks.

Location: 1622 5 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-547-5105

Location: 917 E Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-708-7947

Location: 1408 34th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-324-0753

Location: 2615 NE 46th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-525-5140

Sweet Alchemy


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Lois Ko, owner of Sweet Alchemy uses ingredients from meticulously selected local farms to deliver the best natural taste through her many creative small-batch, organic, and locally sourced ice cream flavors. The parlor updates its flavors seasonally and currently has 17 available to taste.

Location: 4301 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-632-0243

Location: 1555 NW Market Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-858-0125

Location: 1424 11th Avenue Ste C2, Seattle
Phone: 206-482-1700
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Full Tilt


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The scoop shop, founded in 2008, is known for its creative ice cream and dessert, including many vegan options. It’s a shop where families can hang out, artists can display their art, and everyone can eat great ice cream.

Location: 9629 16th Avenue Southwest
Phone: 206-767-4811

Location: 5041 Rainier Avenue South
Phone: 206-226-2740

Location: 4759 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast
Phone: 206-524-4406

Location: 5453 Leary Avenue Northwest
Phone: 206-297-3000
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Bluebird Ice Cream


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Bluebird Ice Cream prides itself on being “a modern Northwest twist on the old soda fountain” with its small-batch, high-quality ice cream. The shop has thirteen delicious flavors on offer, including two vegan options. Those wanting more than a single scoop can try a tasty float, malt, sundae, nano-brewed craft soda, or beer.

Location: 7400 Greenwood Avenue N, Seattle
Phone: 206-659-8154
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Parfait Ice Cream


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Parfait considers itself a farm-to-table ice creamery, making and pasteurizing their own ice cream base, growing their own food, and working with local farms. The spot has classic ice cream flavors, chef-inspired seasonal flavors, and delicious dairy-free options.

Location: 2034 NW 56th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-258-3066
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Salt and Straw


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With locations in Portland, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Bay Area, Miami, and Seattle, Salt and Straw is definitely more than just a local spot. We will say though, you’ll feel welcomed like family with each visit. Each scoop shop is one “where you could run into neighbors, spend time with family, or treat yourself.”

Location: 5420 Ballard Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-294-5581

Location: 714 E Pike Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-258-4574
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Frankie and Jo’s


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Frankie and Jo’s is working towards radically shifting the way you think about ice cream. The spot creates some of the city’s best plant-based ice cream that’ll have you wondering why you ever needed dairy in the first place.

Location: 1010 E Union Street, Seattle

Location: 1411 NW 70th Street, Seattle
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Fainting Goat Gelato


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The family-run scoop shop Fainting Goat Gelato has some of the freshest gelatos in the state. Each scoop is handcrafted daily in their shop, slow-churned to produce a smooth texture.

Location: 3415 Fremont Avenue N A, Seattle
Phone: 206-257-5267

Location: 1903 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-327-9459
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