Saturday, September 10, 2016
Rate-A-Restaurant #374: Bengees (Pasadena)
Restaurant: Bengees Ice Cream Crafters
Location: 901 E Del Mar Blvd (Pasadena)
Type of restaurant: Dessert (Ice Cream)
We stipulated: Maria and I had just finished watching a movie in Pasadena, and had a bit of time to spare before we had to pick up the boys. The answer? Ice cream. I searched for a spot in Pasadena, and Bengees looked promising.
They stipulated: "Treat yo' self." Bengees offers a rotating mix of flavors, including several vegan choices. Also cronut ice cream sandwiches and a toasted marshmallow topping option
What we ordered: Mike: Scoop of churro ice cream, $3.50; Maria: English toffee ice cream, $3.50
High point: Nice choice of flavors, and free samples.
Low point: The flavors were ultimately just OK, but not exceptional.
Overall impression: Go for the signature items -- the cronut ice cream sandwich or the toasted marshmallow topping. Otherwise, it's just another ice cream shop.
Will we return: Not sure. There are many ice cream joints popping up all the time, and not sure Bengees made enough of an impression to be back.