Best Ice Cream Parlor

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

Readers' Pick

Locations vary

Second Place: Bev's Homemade Ice Cream

Third Place: Cold Stone Creamery

You just want a little of the New York cheesecake. And some of the original tangy. And maybe a swirl of Georgia peach. Whoops, that came out fast. You toss in some Oreo crumbles. Ooh, mochi. Gummi bears! Sprinkles! Somehow you've just paid $8 for a plastic foam cup of nonfat fro-yo and toppings. But that's OK, because it's so dang good. From one small shop in Short Pump, Sweet Frog has expanded to 14 Richmond-area locations. By the end of the year, owner Derek Cha expects to have more than 200 tadpole locations in 20 states, plus one in South Korea. Of course, Sweet Frog isn't technically an ice cream parlor. If you crave the creamy stuff, hit up Carytown stalwart Bev's Homemade Ice Cream or popular chain Cold Stone Creamery.

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