The Creole Creamery (New Orleans)

In 2004, this 1950s-style ice cream parlor opened in an historic former bakery space within a burgeoning foodie zone of uptown New Orleans. There are standards like Vanilla and Mint Chocolate Chip. But customers love pondering the extensive, rotating menu of especially creamy ice creams and refreshing sorbets, as well as the separate freezer set aside just for chocolate flavors – the most outrageous may be I Scream Fudge!. Other favorites include Bananas Foster, Plum Walnut, and Creole Cream Cheese, made with Big Easy–style curdled cream cheese. [creolecreamery.com]