Summer’s here the ice cream trucks are back out on every block and we’re highlighting our favorite ice cream spots all throughout the city. We’ll also include a special stop where you can make your own ice cream and an all-you-can eat ice cream festival that’s going down in a couple of weeks- yes, you read that right all-you-can-eat ice cream!
This brand new outpost in Tribeca is sure to have a line out the door. They are known for their amazing vegan ice cream and fun seasonal flavors.
Address: 310 Greenwich Street and 224 Front Street
Excellent artisanal gelato. Perfect for a post shopping trip. Flavors like strawberry, banana, and coffee rotate monthly.
In Westfield World Trade Center (kiosk)
Soft serve yogurt and hard ice cream can be found here. The toppings are endless in choice. This place is a crowd pleaser and a welcome delight for the area.
303 Greenwich Street
Thick shakes, floats, and soft serve cones can be found at this awesome seaport location. Enjoy a cone and the amazing views of the East River and Brooklyn. We are fans of the buttermint crunch. You can’t go wrong with any of these treats.
What started as an ice cream truck now has an outpost multiple outposts around the city. They take old school traditional flavors mixed in with a unique twist of toppings that satisfies all of our cravings from nilla wafers, mini marshmallows and dark chocolate pretzels.
Address: 207 Front Street, 516 Columbus Ave., and 4 Pennsylvania Plaza,
A family favorite, especially for families with children with food allergies. This is the ONLY homemade small batch, allergy friendly ice cream shop in the city! They offer nut-free, egg-free, and sesame-free ice cream with gluten-free and dairy free options as well as nut-free toppings. Their signature Blue Cotton Candy ice cream can put a smile on any kid’s face. In addition to delicious, fun, ice cream flavors the store also is a kids boutique with ice cream themed trinkets, jewelry, clothing and more.
Address: 360 E. 55th St.
The original Hong Kong waffle shop with a twist. Never heard of an ice cream waffle? Well head on over to eggloo and get familiar with it. Select your waffle flavor- original, chocolate or green tea and then choose your ice cream flavor to stuff it with! Add a little toppings like fruity pebbles, m&m’s and oreo cookies and you have yourself a decadent treat.
Address: 60 Mulberry St.
This is a pop lover’s haven: popgelato, popWich (think ice cream sandwich on a stick!), and popsorbetto menu is extensive and ranges from traditional flavors to dipped pops in everything from coconut shavings to white chocolate. Due to Covid they are operating out of their PopLab
Address: 15 W. 38th Street
Out of the freezer and into the fryer. Salty, crunchy, and sweet. A true delight that must be tried.
Address: 37 B Orchard Street
Traditional Thai Style rolled ice cream. They even offer unlimited toppings! This is a fun interactive shop where you can customize your treat and watch it turn into a visually appealing dessert.
Address: 302 Grand Street
A contemporary ice cream parlor serving small batch ice cream and smash burgers. Their soft serve is not to be missed and they even have vegan options available.
Address: 88 W. Houston Street
Creative, oat-milk & plant-based ice creams dished up in a compact, contemporary parlor.
Address: 95 Orchard Street
This Chinatown institution is a great spot after dinner. The flavors range from familiar think vanilla to exotic like lychee and black sesame. This cute compact ice-cream shop usually has a line out the door, but the wait is worth it.
Address: 66 Bayard Street