This Local First Arizona member spotlight is on Papa Ed's Ice Cream: Get transported back in time at Papa Ed's Ice Cream, an old fashioned ice cream parlor located in the Catlin Court Historic District of downtown Glendale. This family owned business run by three generations operates the old school way with a friendly face, great tasting ice cream and treats at affordable prices, and a vintage atmosphere. Papa Ed's Ice Cream opened in 2008 in a converted 1951 garage, which was transformed into this charming, kitschy ice cream parlor complete with a beautiful garden and outdoor seating.
Their menu includes a variety of 16 different premium flavors including dairy-free and sugar-free flavors served in cones, dishes, waffle bowls and sundaes. The cones and waffle bowls are made fresh daily, along with specialty pies, sundaes and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Additionally, Papa Ed’s offers "Frosty Paws," frozen treats for dogs and an on-the-go bar for quick coffee, tea and beverage service. If you dare to venture outdoors and take on the summer heat, Papa Ed’s Ice Cream is the place to chill out after taking in the sights and treasures lurking in downtown Glendale, and enjoy a cool and delicious treat.