Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store | Wicker Park/Bucktown | Ice Cream | Restaurant
Wicker Park ice cream store offering other Oberweis products such as dairy and bacon.

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My friend scooped ice cream at a Pittsburgh parlor one high school summer, so I brought her along for a professional opinion, not knowing beyond "good" and "really good" ice cream myself. "The quality of the strawberry and vanilla ice cream gauges the caliber of an ice cream shop," she told me, so we ordered them in a hot fudge sundae along with a marshmallow malt. The malt came in a giant glass goblet, big as a halved pomelo, with a dainty Pirouline stuck in. "Good malt finish, very smooth, can't taste much marshmallow, cookie is a nice touch," judged my friend. She peered into the sundae, speared a berry with the end of a spoon, and held it up to examine. "The strawberry's got some solid performance factors--doesn't taste syrupy, a little sweeter than I'd like, but nice-size chunks of fruit." The hot fudge was perfect, in my opinion, thick but not sticky, warm but not hot enough to create ice cream soup. My friend concurred, but the whipped cream was airier than she'd like. "Low density," she said. We were looking for "clean and fresh" in the vanilla, but by the time she unearthed it all I could register was the taste of yet more sugar. Cold cases of Oberweis dairy and meat products (and the heavy glass rectangles of iced tea and fruit punch) line the shop. My friend's verdict: she can do without Jim Oberweis's politics, his ice cream is good though not mind-blowing, but, she tells me, she's tried the bacon and it's fantastic: "Great marbling for the price."

Tasneem Paghdiwala

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