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A Sunshine Daydream In A Bite-100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die-Orange Pineapple Ice Cream at Trowbridge’s of Florence, AL

Two-fer Tasty Tuesday- Orange pineapple ice cream at Trowbridges MEGabite #34 or #68 on my countdown. Due to my recent schedule, I need to play some catch-up. This is my first ever two-fer Tuesday post and I thought that I should stay with an orange theme.

Trowbridge’s is a wonderful local restaurant located in downtown Florence, the classic soda fountain shop is known as the oldest operating business that is still located in it’s original location in Florence.

Every city on the whole earth should have such a happy place in their downtown!

Every city on the whole earth should have such a happy place in their downtown!

Began as a creamery in 1918, this recipe was developed right here in Alabama. Although the ice cream is no longer made on site due to demand, this dense ice cream filled with flavors of bursts of orange cream and pineapple. Not too chunky, it was deliciously smooth and perfectly blended.

A taste of sunshine in every single bite!

A taste of sunshine in every single bite!

With the classic soda fountain interior, it is a small and bright place that still brings a smile to your face. A place where they are know for quick service with a friendly smile. I found this proclamation to be true.

Awards galore!

Awards galore!

Although I am not originally from this area, nostalgia must be heartfelt for the many generations of people who have passed through these doors. Steps away from the beautiful campus of University of Northern Alabama and with grilled cheese for $1.50 and hot dog’s for $2.00, I can imagine that many locals and students alike have been making memories since 1918.

I give Trowbridge’s 5 MEGastars:

****for a very tasty dish

*The coveted fifth star for a wonderful stop in a place that serves Alabama food, meeting the criteria set forth by Tourism Alabama with Alabama recipes and truly served with a friendly smile. I really enjoyed this stop and I highly recommend a visit for a dish or cone of this ice cream. Who knew that there was a place where you could get a sunshine daydream for $1.20.


  1. Stop in for a visit. Open daily from 9:00 am -5:30 it is a great place for a bite.
  2. Do not miss this ice cream!
  3. Check out the homemade soups, pimento and cheese sandwich and the olive and egg. Love it!

This MEGabites and MEGastars description is found at the bottom of each post. If you are new to my 100 Dishes in Alabama escapade, this may be helpful.  *100 Dishes to eat in Alabama before you die is a compilation of food to chow down on Bama style. Thanks to Tourism Alabama, my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier. I am going to have some fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home.   You too may pick up the brochure at Alabama Tourism stops or download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbeville and ends in York. From the little old diner to the white cloth joint, it is an opportunity to explore and experience pride in the food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food with some Alabama style. From the local BBQ cook to James Beard recipients, you too will take a culinary trip across scenic and historical Alabama.

I use a 5 MEGastar system. I am not a food critic, just Meg, a curious traveler, with an interest in trying different foods and sharing my two cents on my experience. I try to follow my star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes and establishments that have been chosen for this list.

  • *meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can. The place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in Alabama.   This has happened to me a few times and it is always a difficult write for me.
  • ** passable – the food was ok and above happened but the place or vice versa
  • *** good but not outstanding or unique
  • **** Very tasty dish AND meets one of the definitions set forth by Alabama Foods/Tourism, of local food and/OR highlights Alabama Pride.
  • ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. OR, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else
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