Do we need to stop for groceries on the way? Let's go through Cumberland so we can hit the awesome Martin's supermarket.
Do we need to stop for dinner? If we feel like Hardee's, we drive through Hancock. If we want Chick Fil-A (and it isn't Sunday) we go through Winchester or Martinsburg.
Do we need an awesome dessert? We have to drive down 522 near Winchester so we can stop at Pack's.
|Pack's Frozen Custard|
There are actually a couple Pack's locations that I know of for sure. One is on US-522 in Gainesboro, Virginia. The other is on US-50 west of Winchester, just east of Spinning Wheel Lane. As I was preparing this post, I learned that this other custard stand we have yet to try, which is also in Winchester but off of WV-7 just east of I-81, is likely also a Pack's. In fact, it may even be the original Pack's because the two we frequent are more like roadside ice cream (or custard) shacks.
Even if they do look like shacks, their soft-serve vanilla ice cream (custard?) is divine. Now, I'm no conisseur, but I know what I like. And this stuff definitely fits the bill.
Because I'm trying to actually share information via this blog and reveal all the special "secrets" of this area, I made you an Ice Cream/Custard Map (Winchester, VA). It shows the two locations we've tried that I know are Pack's, and the one off WV-7 that I believe might be a Pack's.
So, if you're in or passing through the Winchester, Virginia area, be sure to stop and sample the ice cream.
If you're familiar with the custard shop off of WV-7 that I suspect may be a Pack's, let me know.
Oh yeah, there's a Five Guys Burgers and Fries just west of that mystery custard shop on WV-7, too. So you could go there for a meal first and then head to the custard shop for dessert.
Do you have a favorite road-side treat?