Restaurant News & Reviews

Cheap Eats: Beat the heat with frozen treats

A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. In this month’s edition, we beat the summer heat with frozen treats.

Citizen Yogurt

6300 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh


Chill with: self-serve frozen yogurt made from milk with rBST-free cows and handmade fresh fruit popsicles.

Maple View Farm

6900 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough


Chill with: homemade ice cream and sorbet; enjoy it while sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch of this farmland shop.

La Vita Dolce

610 Market St., Chapel Hill


Chill with: House-made Italian style gelato and sorbetto.


2604-A Hillsborough Road, Durham


Chill with: paletas, Mexican popsicles made with natural ingredients; try cardamom latte or mango chile.


306 E. Wait Ave., Wake Forest


Chill with: homemade ice cream; rotating selection covers the flavor spectrum from banana walnut to bacon and bourbon.

Moonlight Swirl

6679 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh


Chill with: frozen yogurt for special diets – a rotating selection of 12 non-sugar, low-fat and non-fat flavors made with pro-biotic cultures.

The Parlour

117 Market St., Durham


Chill with: homemade ice cream for the aficionado; flavors range from “basic” vanilla (made with Nielsen-Massey vanilla) and Callebaut chocolate, to seasonal treats such as wild-foraged juneberry.


See website for multiple area locations

Chill with: New Orleans style shaved ice SnoBalls; rainbow assortment of more than 100 flavors.

Sweet Spoons

10750 Wakefield Commons Drive, Raleigh; 772 W. Williams St., Apex


Chill with: self-serve frozen yogurt (non-fat and low fat) and yogurt smoothies.


305 S. Blount St., Raleigh


Chill with: Maple View Farm ice creams, shakes, malts and “creations,” such as the Johnny Cashew (scoop of double chocolate, dark chocolate syrup, cashews, chocolate sprinkles).