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Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Pigadilly's offers ice cream, gelato and more



Scott Hamilton waits on a customer at Pigadilly’s Ice Cream and Gelato, which this year moved from Peddler’s Village to Buckingham Green in Buckingham.

If you want to feel virtuous you can have a little lunch of hot dogs or soup (in season) at Pigadilly’s Ice Cream and Gelato before diving into the main event: desserts of ice cream and crepes.

That means a choice of flavors including salted caramel, rum raisin, black raspberry, coffee, butterscotch, banana chip, black cherry, birthday cake, caramel cashew, butter pecan, chocolate chip and chocolate marshmallow ice cream, plus green apple, coconut and coffee gelatos, to name just a few. For those avoiding sugar there is sugar-free cherry fudge ripple.

Owners Scott and Lynn Hamilton moved the familiar ice cream parlor from Peddler’s Village in Lahaska to Buckingham Green in Buckingham earlier this year.

“We loved being in Peddler’s Village,” said Scott Hamilton, but the move to Buckingham has given them more accessibility and more space to work.

“It’s a nice, vibrant environment” in Buckingham Green, he said. There they have tables inside and out, plenty of parking and room to make and serve more than just the 28 flavors of ice cream and six flavors of gelato they regularly offer. Those flavors include four ice creams they make on the premises – the other flavors are Bassett’s Ice Cream – and six housemade gelatos. They also will offer soft-serve ice cream beginning this week and soon will have a slushy machine as well.

In addition to hot dogs and seasonal soups for lunch, they are offering made-to-order sweet crepes topped with choices of strawberries, Nutella or caramel plus cookies baked on the premises.

There are cones and cups of ice cream, of course, while fountain favorites include sundaes, milk shakes, malts and root beer floats. They also are selling ice cream cakes and hosting birthday parties.

When the weather turns cold again look for a return of the store’s popular hot chocolate.

The new version of Pigadilly’s is decorated in bright polka dots, hand-painted by Lynn Hamilton as part of the full renovation of the restaurant. Their goal is simple, Scott Hamilton explains; they want Pigadilly’s to be the best possible ice cream parlor and old-fashioned soda fountain around.

Customers who previously stopped in occasionally in Peddler’s Village are coming to Buckingham on a more regular basis thanks to its easy accessibility and parking.

PIGADILLY’S ICE CREAM and GELATO
Buckingham Green
4950 York Road, Buckingham
215-794-2122, pigadillys.com

Cost:
Ice cream and gelato $2.09-$4.29, crepes $5.95, hot dogs $2.49.

Hours:
Noon-8 p.m. Sun.-Thu., noon-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

susan.yeske@gmail.com




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