When I was a kid, I read a lot of Archie Comics. My casual reading list of Archie, Betty & Veronica & Jughead Double Digests left me with the need to find the ultimate hamburger, the fear of talking to any football player’s girlfriend, and the desire to find an ice cream shop just like Pop Tate’s.
To my knowledge, I don’t know anyone dating a football player and I’m reserving judgment on the best burger until I’ve tried them all, but I have found Dee Dee’s Ice Cream Shop (@DeeDeesIceCream) on Cornwallis Street just across from the Halifax Common.
Dee Dee’s is something of an institution among North End Halifax residents and visitors. In a recent online poll, Dee Dee’s came out on top for favourite Halifax ice cream shops, certainly not in small part due to their willingness to mix up her flavours. For example, her Mexican Chocolate at once inflames and cools your mouth with spicy chocolate goodness.
If you’re one of those people who needs to eat a meal before you eat dessert, Dee Dee’s also offers a variety of burritos. Luckily, Dee Dee’s is the kind of place where you can throw typical dining conventions out the window and have your burrito after your two-scoop cone.
Recently, the shop tripled in size, with a much larger seating area, clinching its place in my heart as Halifax’s answer to Archie’s favourite Choc’lit Shoppe.
5668 Cornwallis St
Sunday – Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM