So when did the first Ice Cream store open in Sarasota County? We have no idea. BUT we do know the best ice cream in walking distance from here that you can enjoy now!
Gelato-go Sarasota walk to 14 S. Orange Avenue. "Our secret is the meticulous search of the best ingredients used in each of our recipes, imported from our homeland of Italy or fresh fruits grown by local farmers. We serve you a healthy and quality product which contains only natural and artisanal components. Taste our products is to feel the delicious and true flavors of Italy with less calories!"
Rise & Nye's Ice Cream Sandwiches walk to 1534 State Street. "For too long, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise & Nye's is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all. Visit us in our awesome flagship shop, right in the middle of downtown Sarasota, Florida."
The Fat Donkey Ice Cream walk to 1461 Main Street. They have soft serve, scoop ice cream, GF desserts, floats, and other sweets.
Main Street Creamery walk to 1359 Main Street. “When I was a boy, my dad would take me to the local pharmacy in our town to get ice cream. Those are memories I’ve always held on to, and I’ve always wanted to have an ice cream shop where other dad’s and mom’s could bring their sons and daughters to enjoy the best ice cream in town. ...Our team cares about every customer that comes through the door and we want to give you an experience you’ll never forget.”