I have seen an ice cream paradise. Mother Moo, my previous personal choice for "Best All Around Ice Cream Parlour" has been dethroned by McConnells, and soon, my paradise will be landing in Grand Central Market.
I just returned from a quick trip to Santa Barbara, where I ate ice cream from McConnells three times, oncee from the old shop on Mission and twice from the new store on State.
The store on State is incredible; tons of flavors, homemade sauces, freshly whipped cream, and in-house baked goods for use as sundae toppings or for ice cream sandwiches. They also had cold brew coffees and teas for floats (a cold brew coffee float!?!) Meanwhile, the shop on Mission had weird froyo and canned whip cream. This got me thinking, what exactly are we going to get in Grand Central Market?
The folks at the State street store told me that the MIssion location was a franchise while the State St. store was the flagship company store, and that the one opening in Grand Central Market will be IDENTICAL to the State Street scoop shop, meaning all the sauces, baked goods and fresh waffle cones will be served. My butterfat-clogged-arteries can barely wait.