This shop has been a staple in the Parkdale community for 39 years. Try the chocolate-peanut butter flavour, made with real peanut butter and chocolate-peanut butter cups.
3410 3 Ave. N.W., 403-283-3578, lics.ca
MacKay’s in Cochrane has been around since 1948. The most popular scoop flavour is pistachio almond, but surprisingly the most popular take-home container flavour is durian. Co-owner Meghan Tayfel says that the previous owners (her aunts) were well-travelled women who brought flavour ideas like durian back from their trips abroad.
220 1 St. W., Cochrane, 403-932-2455, mackaysicecream.com
There are more than 80 flavours of ice cream at this longstanding ice cream parlour, though the top picks are classics such as cookies and cream, chocolate-chip-cookie dough and mint chocolate.
2048 42 Ave. S.W., 403-287-3838, 1114, 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 403-234-7100, myfavoriteicecream.com
Lukes originally opened in Bridgeland/Riverside in 1951 as a soda fountain and lunch counter. Though ice cream hasn’t been a constant offering, in 2017 Lukes started selling soft serve again, with seasonal flavours on rotation.
112 4 St. N.E., 403-266-4142, 3407, 26 Ave. S.W., 403-242-1566, lukesdrugmart.com