Treat Yo Self Tuesday | Frozen Treats for a Hot Chicago Day, Part 1

You’re walking through the Chicago streets all dressed up for work, sun beating down on you, the buildings blocking the breeze. Our fix? Treat yo self during your lunch break! And not to any of those mediocre chain places—to the real deal.

ICE CREAM – Original Rainbow Cone

via Flickr user Pete

via Flickr user Pete

Open for over 85 years, the family-owned Original Rainbow Cone is extremely well-loved by local Chicagoans and visitors alike and shows no signs of slowing down. If it’s your first time here, their signature five flavor layered Rainbow Cone is a no-brainer. You’ll get chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio, and orange sherbet all stacked up atop a wafer cone.

You can find Original Rainbow Cone at 9233 S Western Ave.

 

GELATO – Caffe Gelato

via Flickr user Barb Watson

via Flickr user Barb Watson

True to the style of their Italian forefathers, only the finest and freshest ingredients (some imported directly from Italy) are used to create daily batches of authentic and classically flavored gelatos. They even have a gelato-equipped Vespa. If you happen to cross paths with their little yellow Italian scooter-turned-gelateria cruising around West Town, flag it down!

You can find Caffe Gelato at 2034 W Division St.

 

FROZEN YOGURT – Froyo Chicago

via Flickr user Ian Freimuth

via Flickr user Ian Freimuth

Frozen yogurt is the healthier sibling to traditional ice cream. At Froyo Chicago (the first frozen yogurt shop to offer organic toppings in the city), the yogurt is all-natural with no added sugar; low-fat, non-dairy, and gluten-free varieties are available as well. Everything is fresh and wonderfully priced with a staff that’s more than happy to serve you. When you can eat something this delicious and not feel any guilt about having as much as you want, it’s truly something special.

You can find Froyo Chicago at 233 N Michigan Ave and 3746 N Southport Ave.

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