Lucky $13: Jeni's
Ice Cream Sandwich, $5
Thanks to Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, kids nowadays have it far too good. Not only can they effortlessly score bold, artisanally made flavors produced with local ingredients, but the tykes can now bite into superstar ice cream sandwiches the likes of which I could've only dreamed about.
So forget those cruddy, stick-to-your-fingers ersatz chocolate exteriors I had to settle for - Jeni's actually uses big wheels of beautiful, homemade French-style macarons. So when you enclose her world-class ice creams between those sublime, soft and chewy "cookies," you get something truly, truly special.
While Jeni's ice creams are shipped to specialty shops all around the country, these sandwiches (at least for now) are only available in her Columbus shops. Anyway, so which of the current combos (Orchid Vanilla, Pistachio, Salty Caramel with Smoked Almonds, Double Chocolate Buttermint, Dirt Road ...) is my favorite? Whichever one I'm eating.