One of my favorite ice cream parlors, Gil & Bert’s in Cranbury, is now open for the season, and I can’t wait to visit.
As soon as I saw the sign in the storefront a few weeks ago announcing April 1st as the opening day, I started getting excited and put a reminder on my phone. I didn’t need the reminder though. I counted the days. MDR. I heard there was a new flavor this season…German Chocolate Cake. Yum.
Cranbury is my hometown and I love heading to Main Street for ice cream. Some of the ice cream flavors have local references like Viking Vanilla and Mint on Main. My alma mater, Cranbury School, has a Viking as its mascot. I was a proud Viking from K-8. Yes, there was a school for all those levels…it’s a quaint little town.
Gil & Bert’s has a unique history (and the ice cream is really good). The shop is located on Main Street (next to the post office) in an old house. The house once belonged to my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Gilbert. To find? At Gil & Bert. I love this nod to a beloved Cranbury family. You go get your ice cream through Gilbert’s living room window. MDR. I am not joking. I love telling this story to people while I’m waiting in line for my ice cream.
If you’ve never been there, stop by, you’ll quickly see the charm of my hometown. It’s still the same as when I grew up. Walk down Main Street and you’ll understand why I love it so much. It will always be home.
Gil & Bert’s is located at 69 North Main Street in Cranbury.