If you’re a fan of high-quality ice cream, you need to know about Two Roosters! Growing up in the Boston area, I got an early taste of super-premium ice cream from classic ice cream parlors like Steve’s and Emack & Bolio’s. So I’m always looking for a good cone or cup of great ice cream. And I do think I may have found the best in the area at Two Roosters! Based out of Raleigh with three locations in the Oak City, Two Roosters expanded out to Durham in 2020 and I have to say that this location might be the best out of the four. While the ice cream may be equally good across locations, the Durham spot located in Golden Belt is quite unique and special. Here’s why!
If you’re not familiar with Golden Belt, this converted warehouse and office space is slowly becoming a hot spot in Durham. With Hi-Wire Brewing (Beer) and J. Lights Market on one side and the soon to be Cugino Forno (Neapolitan Pizza), you’ve got a nice assortment of food choices in this small complex. Two Roosters Durham has a nice, little, industrial type space with a lot of wood paneling and white marble counter-tops. Up front they’ve got a display of all their serving sizes along with a register (I believe temporary during the pandemic) for quick order and check-out.
Two Roosters usually has a list of Forever Flavors along with some very cool specialty flavors. From Lucky Charms to Pizza ice cream, I’ve seen it all on their menu over the years. But what’s key to Two Roosters is that their ice cream is nicely creamy without much in the way of iciness. Some of the flavors I’ve really enjoyed are the Girl Scout Mint, Coffee Bourbon and Sola Cinnamon Donut (in homage to their original location in N. Raleigh). I’d also recommend an upgrade to their hefty waffle cone which is perfectly crispy and sweet.
Once you’ve got your cream, head on upstairs to their second floor dining area or out on the patio over-looking the Golden Belt green area. It’s all a very cool experience to enjoy your frozen treat. So rock on, Two Roosters! Love your ice cream, love your creative flavors and attitude. You can’t get much better than Two Roosters Durham when you want to treat yourself to a cup or cone of some of the best ice cream around…