An’s Dry Cleaning in San Diego Named Country’s Best Ice Cream Shop

An’s Dry Cleaning in San Diego Named Country’s Best Ice Cream Shop

Customers stand in line to buy ice cream at An's Dry Cleaning in San Diego, Calif., on June 20, 2024. The shop was named No. 1 of the 10 best indie ice cream shops across the U.S. by USA Today on June 19. (Courtesy Gisela Sommer)

Jane Yang
Jane Yang


Updated: 6/23/2024


SAN DIEGO—An’s Dry Cleaning in San Diego, an ice cream shop named after the previous business at the location, tops the 2024 list of 10 best independent ice cream shops in the nation selected by USA Today.
The list of best ice cream shops was created by a panel of experts and voted on by readers.
“These spots were chosen for their use of quality, fresh ingredients and creative takes on this beloved frozen treat,” USA Today wrote on June 19.
An’s Dry Cleaning ice cream shop is located at 3017 Adams Avenue in San Diego. It opened its doors in 2018, replacing the previous dry cleaning business.
“The made-from-scratch gelato flavors at An’s Dry Cleaning are named after fabrics, like taffeta and twill, as an homage to the dry cleaning business that originally inhabited the historic 1934 building,” USA Today wrote. “The rotating menu offers options such as mango and peaches, macadamia, and lavender with honey and oats.”
The shop was awarded second place last year on the same list.
An’s announced on its website that it will “celebrate winning best in America” by selling $1 gelatos on July 1 until sold out.
“Thank you to all of our loyal customers, friends, and family for the support. We literally could not win this award without your help,” the store wrote on its Instagram page. “This accolade is a testament to our incredible staff who work tirelessly to keep us stocked with gelato and create memorable experiences for all of our customers.”
City News Service contributed to this report.
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