Best Dessert: Andy’s Frozen Custard

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

As prolific philosopher Albert Camus once wrote, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” That summer is Andy’s Frozen Custard.

With its creamy custard and incredibly friendly staff, Andy’s, 719 Church St., is bustling on even the most blustery winter day for a good reason. Not only does Andy’s execute your basic hot fudge sundae to perfection, but its signature concretes also change lives. There’s something about diving spoon-first into a large James Brownie Funky Jackhammer that makes you forget about that Organic Chemistry midterm, that guy who texted you “You up?” at 2 a.m. and the fact that you haven’t eaten fresh fruit in six weeks because Allison dining hall apples are not any sort of color apples should be. None of it matters when you’re at Andy’s.

And the Andy’s menu goes far beyond just custard. With A+ milkshakes, malts, freezes and floats, the Evanston mainstay proves it can ace the entire chilly dessert game. If it’s one of those days when you just need to eat an entire tub of ice cream in your bed while watching “Love Actually,” Andy’s even has inexpensive pints of custard in flavors like chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough and butter pecan. In a city whose ice cream landscape is incredibly crowded and where frozen options range from traditional hard-scoop fare to gelato and self-serve fro-yo, Andy’s rises above the competition.   

Plus, Andy’s truly caters to the Northwestern student, offering a solid WildCARD discount as well as membership in the extremely high-profile “Yum Squad.” It is unclear who wouldn’t be interested in joining a rewards program called the “Yum Squad.”

So celebrate your “Yay-Day” at Andy’s. You earned it.

Andy’s also won Best Customer Service and Best WildCARD discount.

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