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The Parlour

Posted by DID 14 Apr 2013 3 Comments

Downtown Durham has a new ice cream shop from the much beloved ice cream bus folks, The Parlour. The ice cream is the same stuff Durhamites already know and love. The new space (which briefly housed a Locopops) is lovely with high ceilings, large windows, cool artwork, marble floors and a handful of tables. With The Parlour’s new shop and the upcoming Thursday night concert series, we’re guessing CCB Plaza is going to be the spot to be this summer.

The Parlour
117 Market St  Durham, NC 27701
Tue-Sun 12 pm – 10 pm


  • ernesto said:

    We stopped by while we were downtown for the Art Walk. We had vegan dark chocolate ice cream and ginger dulce de leite ice cream. They were both excellent. Senora Ernestina had some vegan chocolate topping on her ice cream. It was very good, although I thought the serving, which cost 50 cents, looked more like a drizzle than a topping.

    Does anyone know if they use local or organic or non-rgbh milk and cream in their ice creams?


    Vanessa replies on April 15th, 2013 at 5:08 pm:

    Hey Ernesto,

    I saw your comment and thought I should reply – we use non-rgbh mix for our ice cream, but unfortunately it is not local. Since no one in the area can supply us in the quantity we need, we source our dairy from Georgia. (We do still use Homeland Creamery for our milk for shakes/cream for whipped cream/butter for baking though!) And sorry to hear we skimped on your topping! Our new scoopers are still learning. Let us know next time you’re in the shop and your topping is on us.
    -Vanessa (Mrs. Parlour)


  • Ben said:

    The space is indeed cute, and the ice cream is great. I normally don’t go for straight chocolate ice cream, but that’s what my daughter wanted, so we got the milk chocolate malt. Outstanding! They also offer a selection of indulgent sundaes.

    I believe they use Mapleview or Homeland cream, but not sure.


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