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It used to be pretty difficult to track down this roving custard truck. But now that Goodies has settled into a 90-year-old renovated ice house in Old Town Alexandria, you always know where to find Wisconsin-style custard. The shop will sell you rich custard on its own in a dish or on a cone, but Goodies is best known for its over-the-top sundaes. The donutwich is just what it sounds like: a scoop of vanilla bean custard sandwiched between two donuts of your choosing, and the shop offers other sundaes, shakes, and floats as well.
Where to Eat in Old Town Alexandria
Everybody in Alexandria has their favorite ice cream shop on King Street, but mix it up every once in a while with a visit to this slightly off-the-beaten-path custard shop for something sweet. Located in a 90-year-old ice house, Goodies’ menu is every bit as nostalgic as its locale. As the name suggests, this spot is focused on frozen custard made from local dairy, and the rich scoops are available on their own or dressed up for treats like a root beer float or the shop’s signature sundae of custard sandwiched between a hot apple cider donut.