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The Bent Spoon

35 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ 08542-3711
+1 609-924-2368
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sorbet” (49 reviews)
“ice cream” (230 reviews)
“gelato” (38 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ 08542-3711
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've tried them all, and Bent Spoon is by far the best ice cream shop in Princeton. Love that flavours are changing according to what's in season. Their use of locally grown, organic ingredients make for a much richer flavour. So thrilled to have found...More

Thank Wies_VH
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny little shop with a few tables and chairs. Very busy with a line out the door. The staff kept the line moving and were upbeat and helpful. The flavors are eclectic but they let you try whatever you want first. I...More

Thank Tmag10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandchildren introduced us to this locally famous ice cream emporium, and every visit is a delight. Rich flavors, a great outdoor spot to enjoy a dish or a cone, the quiet beauty of Palmer Square, all make for a wonderful family treat.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How do you run out of ice cream in the middle of the afternoon? I guess it was that good. Of course they did not run out of everything, just the more popular flavors. Disappointing!

Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to wait in a long line. The night we went we waited in a long line but I have to say the staff worked fast to keep that line moving . We stopped in around 8 PM on the Sunday they did not...More

Thank hiker994
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a very long day and getting ready to leave the Princeton area, a friend recommended I go to the Bent Spoon before I left. I had 2 scoops of the most delicious ice cream - Blood Orange and Passion Fruit.

Thank cmmcgee
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The ice cream is actually very good but the flavors are very strange. I think that this place appeals to a certain type of clientele. Try it and decide for yourself!

Thank John P
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This ice cream is for a particular palette. They have weird flavors like earl grey and blood orange and I like more traditional flavors. This place is pricey, only takes cash, portions are small and they don't have any toppings. Definitely not the kind of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You'll be bending your spoon for more... and more... and more... Although pricey for an ice cream joint, the quality, flavor and ambience of the place is well worth the standing in line and the awesome deliciousness you will experience. Made from the best ingredients...More

Thank kristofferb
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The flavors are OK if you like what they have. The prices are high if you like it or not. Conveniently located near a small park.

Thank Gordon T
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ 08542-3711
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-2368
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small batch, crafted ice cream & sorbet from scratch using seasonal, local & organic ingredients.
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