Fantasy Island
320 Seventh Street
Beach Haven, NJ 08808
(609) 492-4000

Summertime in America means many things to a foodie. It means outdoor. It means ice cream. It means funnel cake. It means combining those things with rides, games and giant stuffed animals.

Well, Fantasy Island was clearly founded by foodies because they are the marriage of all things summer for us. When you walk into the park, head straight towards the carousel, then bank left and head straight into Fantasy Delights, Fantasy Island’s dessert headquarters.

32 flavors of ice cream, 8 types of italian ice and a deep fryer. Oh yes, a deep fryer, this place means business.

When I asked what foodies should try, the answer was clear: funnel cake. And this is not your typical funnel cake. This is the linebacker of funnel cakes. Over 2 inches thick. Topped with three heaping scoops of vanilla and chocolate swirl. Look, when a funnel cake resembles a deep dish pizza, you know you are in for something special.

And it doesn’t end there. The funnel cakes can be topped with ANY of the following:

  • Hot Fudge
  • Caramel
  • Strawberries
  • Candies
  • Peanut Butter
  • or anything else they have in the place!

While most people see their huge Ferris Wheel driving south on the Boulevard, I now see a giant funnel cake. One piece of advice, if you are going for the mother of all funnel cakes on LBI, bring friends, hungry ones. I took on that thing alone and it wasn’t a pretty sight.

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