Photos by OHventures
3875 Massillon Road
Green, OH 44685
Since 1969, Pav's Creamery has been serving out delicious signature ice creams, yogurt, sorbet, gelato, and "kustard" in the Portage Lakes area near Akron in Summit County. This old fashioned ice cream stand is not your typical dessert shop - it has been voted as “Best Ice Cream” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by various publications such as Akron Beacon Journal’s “Beacon’s Best” and the Akron Canton “Hot List” awards.
Now, after over 45 years in the business, Pav's Creamery is opening its second location in the nearby city of Green, Ohio, as part of the new Heritage Crossing Plaza. This state-of-the-art facility will feature all of the classic favorites from the original Pav's, along with exciting new food offerings, a 2,000 square foot patio, an outdoor fire pit, and both indoor and outdoor seating.
The new location is set for a soft opening on April 1, 2015. But, OHventures was invited to a sneak peek pre-party on March 27. The interior had an upscale and even fancy feel to it, with a sophisticated pink and gray color scheme. The shop was buzzing with hungry locals eager to taste the new food items that were being cooked up for the VIP guests.
Like an assembly line, food and drinks were flowing out for us to sample, and we didn't miss a beat. A welcome surprise was that the new Pav's Creamery will be featuring mouth-watering flatbreads that are creative and exciting.
The Vegetarian Flatbread
I tried the vegetarian flatbread with grilled veggies & mozzarella; the margarita flatbread with tomato, basil and olive oil; the chorizo and poblano flatbread with queso, Monterey Jack cheese, chorizo, and cilatro; and the BBQ chicken flatbread with red onion, roasted red pepper, provolone and tomato sauce. Yes, I tried ALL of those - I couldn't turn any of them down because they were the best looking (and best tasting) pizzas I had seen in a long time.
In addition to multiple other flatbread creations, the menu will also feature Pav's homemade waffles, including a Sriracha fried chicken and waffles creation complete with Ohio maple butter!
Devouring the Brownie Fudge Sundae
Of course, there is no shortage of delectable desserts at Pav's. Guests can look forward to the absolutely amazing baklava sundae, and the perfectly executed brownie fudge sundae!
Hard Root Beer Float!
But what will truly be the main thing that keeps me coming back to Pav's is that it has a full fledged liquor license, ready to whip up some alcoholic versions of your favorite ice cream shakes! Some of the clever concoctions with which you can choose to imbibe at Pav's are: the Hard Root Beer Float, and the Bananas Foster Shake.
Pav's is always on the cutting edge of cool when it comes to ice cream in Northeast Ohio. Its ice creams can be featured at the wildly popular Gervasi Vineyards and Italian Bistro, and Pav's has even teamed up with the acclaimed Hoppin' Frog Brewery to create a Christmas Beer Ice Cream. Add to that the fact that you can order Nutella ice cream (I don't think there is anything more popular than Nutella on the market right now), glazed donuts dipped in chocolate, and did I mention a liquor license?
This, my friends, is the ice cream shop of my dreams!