Finally, New York has emerged from under its soggy cloud and overnight has transformed into glorious summer! We’re so pumped to overdose on ice cream now that it’s finally hot enough to eat it (not that we didn’t eat a lot of ice cream this winter, but now we have even more of an excuse). One of our favorite things to do when it’s nice out is walk up Prospect Park to Ample Hills, but we’re not loyal – we’re pretty seasoned ice cream eaters. Here are some of our favorite places to get ice cream and our regular orders.
1. Ample Hills Creamery
Usually go expecting to get the Munchies but actually get Strawberry every time.
600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
73 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
8 Joralemon St Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY 11201
305 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
623 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
2. Daily Provisions
Go here for the scoops of Salt and Straw! This is the only place we’re aware of where you can access this magic.
103 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003
3. MELT Bakery
Best ice cream sandwiches! Get the mint ice cream and chocolate cookie combo.
Chelsea Market, 88 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
132 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
4. Van Leeuween Artisan Ice Cream
Honeycomb, Sicilian Pistachio, Earl Grey Tea.
48 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
152 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
620 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
204 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
81 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
5. Superiority Burger
This veggie burger place actually has some of the best ice cream in town. It’s the daily gelato and sorbet, and the first time Emily had it she teared up it was so good.
430 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
6. Butter Lane
This is technically a cupcake store (owned by a Rice grad!), but they have bluebell ice cream and LOVE to sell (and sometimes give) it to Texans.
123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
7. il laboratorio del gelato
Coming here makes our already weak decision making skills fail even further. It takes forever to decide. Just pick something. This is where to go if you’ve ever wanted to try ice cream flavored like cheddar cheese, wasabi, three different colors of peppercorn, or mastic (yeah, it’s tree resin).
188 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
8. L&B Spumoni Gardens
There are SO many reasons to trek out here, but it’s not summer until you’ve had the three color spumoni (it’s pistachio, chocolate, and “cremolata” which is vanilla, almond, and cinnamon). It’s so green you think you’re eating melted alien, and it’s SO tasty.
2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
9. Mr. Softee
Flamin’ Merlin (ie red dipped with rainbow sprinkles - and always swirl).
always rolling around the streets of NYC