|178 E. 7th Street|
|Monday thru Friday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm|
|Saturday/Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Cash/Credit ($10 minimum) and no tipping|
Shubert's Ice Cream & Candy has been owned by the same family and remained in its original downtown location since it was first opened in 1938. Leonard Shubert was responsible for starting the cold, sweet, and creamy business. Generations of Chicoans have grown up on their homemade ice creams and candies. Indeed, many a first date and report card celebration have likely taken place here over the years.
Shubert's ice creams are all handmade in shop, using many locally grown ingredients (their butter, cream, honey and nuts are delivered weekly from family-owned farms in the area). Additionally, the seasonal fruit flavors are made using local produce. This place, with all its Chico-centric posters, is the epitome of local!
In addition to the usual ice cream offerings, there are some things that you will find only at Shubert's. A local favorite is Chico Mint which is a reversal of your typical mint chip ice cream (which they, of course, have as well). Chico Mint is chocolate ice cream with handmade mint chips. It is a treat that must be tasted to be appreciated!
Shubert's also sells Pez dispensers, French candies, and novelty toys.
In the News
In May 2008, the television show Good Morning America chose Shubert's as one of four finalists in its "best scoop" contest. With the shop keeping to its original business recipe and word of mouth by locals, it was a sure contender. Unfortunately, Shubert's came in a very close second place by public online voting at the GMA website. The show's crew visited the ice cream shop on May 14th, 2008, and aired footage of all the shops May 18. Footage included the making of Chico Mint ice cream! Here's the GMA article and the video (links may break over time).
2008-02-23 11:17:27 Shubert's has the best ice cream in Chico, if you ask me. I like to support local businesses, and this one is an easy choice compared against some of the national chain places in town. Although I was quite disappointed last time I went in and they didn't have my beloved "Chico Mint" and I was forced to have regular mint chip. I guess that just means I'll have to go back sooner to get it. —StaceyEllis
2011-07-30 08:38:02 Chico Mint and Country Vanilla....doesn't get much better than that after a long bike ride in the park!