Westfield residents may be screaming for ice cream come April 2019.
Rail Epicurean Market co-owners Toby and Melanie Miles plan to open Cone + Crumb next year. The ice cream and pastry shop will move into the empty building immediately to the east of Rail Epicurean Market at 205 Park St.
“We really needed more space for our pastry production, and a lot of people said they wanted ice cream on this street,” Melanie said. “We thought it would be cool.”
The Miles have made ice cream for dessert options at Rail, and even though the pastry display case at Rail will move over to Cone + Crumb when the business opens, the restaurant will still serve desserts.
As for Cone + Crumb, Melanie said she expects to offer approximately 10 different flavors at a time. Staple flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry will be offered, but for those with a more inquisitive palette, there will be seasonal flavors using local seasonal fruits like persimmon or other unique ice cream flavors utilizing ingredients like local honeycomb.
In addition to the ice cream, Cone + Crumb will offer cakes, pies and other desserts. The Miles will make waffle cones and gluten free waffle cones in house. Toppings will be available for the ice cream.
The Miles expect to sell pints of their ice cream at the business as well, and Melanie said they are exploring vegan and dairy-free options.
“Whether we make it or get it from someone else, we want to offer dairy-free and vegan versions,” she said.
Greek’s Pizzeria previously occupied the 1,000-square-foot space before moving further west on Park Street to expand into a bigger store.
The new space will serve as a production area for the Miles Preservation jam company as well. For more on what the family offers, visit railepicureanmarket.com.