Grab an Ice-Cold Treat to Kick Off the Summer Season

Whether you’re a fan of colorful shaved ice, light frozen yogurt, or good-old-fashioned ice cream, there are some excellent options right near our Strip District apartments in Pittsburgh. If you’re not yet familiar with the lay of the land, today’s post is for you. We’re highlighting three of our favorite places to celebrate summer with a sweet, frozen treat.


Old-fashioned and family owned-and-operated for decades, Klavon’s is a little slice of everything that Pittsburgh represents. When you walk through the front door, you’ll be greeted by the delicious aroma of handmade ice cream, as well as original features like marble countertops, stainless-steel fountain equipment, and revolving Coca-Cola bottle cap style stools. But the interior is just a perk, because Klavon’s serves up some of the most delicious ice cream in the area. An expansive list of flavors includes originals like Death by Chocolate, Lime Sherbert, and Blue Monster. You can also opt for a classic sundae or float. Check out their menu here, and challenge yourself to pick just one!


Menchie’s Fro-Yo is the perfect spot for a lighter, slightly guilt-free dessert option. Their menu includes an impressive list of eclectic flavors that rotate seasonally so that there’s always something new to try. Their varied inventory includes gluten-free, dairy-free, nonfat, and no sugar added options, so it’s a great place to go if you or anyone in your group has dietary restrictions. Menchie’s also makes delicious fro-yo cakes ideal for any special occasions or celebrations you have planned this summer! Check out their website for the menu, hours, and locations.


This unassuming street cart located in Allegheny Commons Park has been around since 1934, and it’s safe to say that stopping here for shaved ice, popcorn, or peanuts is a Pittsburgh tradition. Take a trip down memory lane, and indulge in a delicious snow cone made with the homemade syrup of your choosing, and then enjoy your summertime treat with a picnic in the park.

Are you looking to move to the Pittsburgh area this summer? Contact us today to schedule a tour of The Cork Factory.