Cream and Sugar ice cream parlor joins Budd Dairy Food Hall

Customers of Italian Village’s Budd Dairy now have an ice cream option.

Cream and Sugar, which has a brick and mortar ice cream parlor on the West Side, opened an ice cream cart at the North Fourth Street food hall on Tuesday.

The parlor’s owner, Rachel Upton, was contacted by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which owns and operates Budd Dairy, about bringing her product to the gathering place near Downtown Columbus, she said.

The well-regarded restaurant company spoke to other ice cream sellers, Upton said, but ultimately chose hers to be the first to sell hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream at the two-story Italian Village hotspot.

The parlor owner sees Budd Dairy as a unique space in an up-and-coming Columbus neighborhood with no shortage of foot traffic.

“And it’s just a really fun place to be,” Upton said.

Cream and Sugar took over a shuttered Sullivant Avenue Dairy Queen in 2014, and Upton opened an ice cream cart under the Cream and Sugar name in 2019.