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Brooklyn’s OddFellows Ice Cream adds Charleston location that’s now open

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Jacob Sprouse takes an order from Keith Pagel (left) and his wife Tara Pagel (not pictured) at the now open ice cream shop, OddFellows, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Charleston. Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

Look out, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. There’s a new nationally recognized artisanal ice cream shop in town.

After renovating the space previously occupied by Revelator Coffee, popular Brooklyn-based shop OddFellows Ice Cream Co. is now open at 550 King St.

OddFellows has developed over 500 flavors since opening its first New York City shop in 2013. From peach cobbler to peanut butter banana pudding, there’s always new options on the seasonal menu.

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Pints of ice cream are available to go at the now open ice cream shop, OddFellows, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Charleston. Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

Charleston, the franchise’s sixth shop, will be no different.

“Charleston’s been on our radar for a few years,” said OddFellows co-founder Mohan Kumar, who opened the Charleston location Oct. 28. “I think a lot more people from the Northeast started going down there, and a lot of friends came back reporting on the restaurant and bar scene.”

OddFellows offers a revolving menu of 30 flavors, including a selection of vegan varieties, soft-serve, milkshakes and ice cream floats. The ice cream is made in New York using milk and cream from a dairy farm in Upstate New York before it's shipped to Charleston.

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Jacob Sprouse and Lyza Scott scoop ice cream at the now open ice cream shop, OddFellows, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Charleston. Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

Kumar has several favorite flavors, but he suggests trying the pistachio caramel cardamom or olive oil ice creams.

“I think it’s perfectly subtle in the right ways and the texture is immaculate,” he said of OddFellow's olive oil ice cream.

There’s also some local flair on the menu: a sundae that combines pumpkin spice latte ice cream with pieces of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits, cinnamon and espresso “dust.” Other featured fall flavors include apple cider doughnut and cheddar apple crisp.

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The now open ice cream shop, OddFellows, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Charleston. Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

According to Kumar, five holiday flavors like white chocolate peppermint are coming soon along with two more stores in Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. Each store’s décor points to the city where it’s located; on King Street, a mural shows OddFellows’ mascot Clyde scaling the Ravenel Bridge.

OddFellows is open daily from noon to 10 p.m.

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Reach Parker Milner at 843-830-3911. Follow him on Twitter @parkermilner_.

Parker Milner is the Food & Dining editor of The Post and Courier. He's a Boston College graduate and former professional hockey player who joined The Post and Courier after leading the Charleston City Paper's food section.

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