About Nightingale

Nightingale is local to Richmond, VA ❤️

Our Story 

Nightingale was born in the food-centric city of Richmond, VA & grew out of a love for bringing great tastes to the community. Influenced by the ever-creative chefs, artists & culture creators in our city, Nightingale is built on the idea of making something you’re proud of and sharing it with the ones around you.

Founder & Veteran, Hannah Pollack, & her husband, Xavier Meers, both professional chefs, met in the kitchen & bonded over their love for spreading joy through food.  Hannah created the first Nightingale ice cream sandwich as a menu dessert option. Gaining almost instant popularity, Hannah & Xavier were soon filling ice cream sandwich orders for markets, restaurants & events all over town.  Shortly thereafter, they left the restaurant kitchen behind to fully embark on their new venture—one born from a love of their culinary crafts, classic desserts & each other.

Handcrafted in small batches, Nightingale ice cream sandwiches are made with a 14% butterfat ice cream, fresh baked cookies & homemade inclusions. Unique & gourmet in nature, they cannot be compared to any other ice cream novelty, evoking tastes of childhood with new-age sophistication.

Inspired by making people smile, we have one simple goal: to spread joy & eat ice cream.

Nightingale founders

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