THE ULTIMATE NYC

ICE CREAM GUIDE

THE BEST FROZEN TREATS IN NYC

In NYC, there is no one style of ice cream that reigns supreme. Whether your looking for an old-school sundae or a DIY soft serve, burrata-flavored cone, or dairy-free delight, we've got a scoop for every type of ice cream lover.

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

A true artisanal scoop shop featuring homemade dairy & vegan ice creams made from high quality & local ingredients. 

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LOCATION

West Village

East Village

Nolita, Soho

Seaport District

Upper West Side

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Boreum Hill, Brooklyn

OddFellows Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream with creative flavors and sandwich combinations.

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LOCATION

East Village

(75 E 4th St, New York, NY)
 

Williamsburg

(175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY)

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Morgenstern's Fine Ice Cream

New American Ice Cream Parlor serving texture-driven small-batch ice creams with specific attention to flavor and palate.

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LOCATION

2 Rivington St
New York, NY

Ample Hills Creamery

An upbeat, family-oriented Brooklyn creamery serving up the most incredible flavors in cookie & pretzel cones.

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LOCATIONS

Meatpacking

Gotham West Market (Midtown West)

Gowanus, Brooklyn

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Milkmade

Small shop dedicated to crafting a 'better pint' with creative flavors and quality ingredients delivered right to your door.

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LOCATION

204 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Ice & Vice

Small, experimental shop handcrafting ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt in small, customized batches and original flavors.

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LOCATION

Lower East Side

(221 E Broadway, New York, NY)

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Unmatched by any newcomers to the scene, this Chinatown shop is a favorite for NYC locals & tourists for its ingenious flavors.

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LOCATION

Chinatown

(65 Bayard St, New York, NY)

Sundaes and Cones

Cozy ice cream shop serving up creative, foodie-centric flavors (like corn & matcha) that are incredibly delicious.

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LOCATION

East Village

(95 E 10th, New York, NY)

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La NewYorkina

Traditional Mexican ice creams with creative flavors and specialty toppings.

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LOCATION

Soho

(240 Sullivan Street, New York, NY)

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Stax

Trendy shop specializing in donut sandwiches and fresh ice cream flavors. 

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LOCATION

279 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

A hybrid bakery serving creative pastries and innovative soft serve ice cream flavors.

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LOCATION

West Village

(137 7th Ave, New York, NY)

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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

A New York City-based ice cream shop that specializes in unique and creative flavors combinations.

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LOCATIONS
East Village
(125 E 7th St, New York, NY)
West Village
(61 Grove St, New York, NY)

Mister Dips

Stationary airstream at the William Vale Hotel park serving burgers, fries, floats, and soft serve cones with signature dips.

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LOCATION

111 N 12th St

Brooklyn, NY

Taiyaki

A Japanese ice cream shop serving inventive flavors in a fish-shaped waffle cone.

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LOCATION

Chinatown

(119 Baxter St, New York, NY)

Soft Swerve

Bright, downtown ice cream shop swerving out soft-serve in Asian-inspired flavors and inventive toppings.

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LOCATION

Lower East Side

(85B Allen Street, New York, NY)

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Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co.

Healthy option for soft serve ice cream and a variety of unique and fresh toppings.

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LOCATION
25 E 17th St
New York, NY

Pressed Juicery

100% plant based ice cream with fresh flavors and wholesome toppings.

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LOCATION
Multiple Locations
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Mike and Dave's Yogurt Shop

Non-dairy soft serve made from whole frozen fruit & protein bases.

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LOCATION
120 Macdougal St
New York, NY

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Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

Ice cream shop serving up creative flavors seasonally and year round.

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LOCATION
188 Ludlow St
New York, NY
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M'o Il Gelato

Top quality ingredients and skill are priority at this Italian shop, serving gelato and creative pastry concoctions.​

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LOCATION
78 Mulberry Street
New York, NY

Grom

Smooth, Italian style gelato in a variety of flavors.

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LOCATION
233 Bleeker Street
New York, NY

Amorino Gelato

European gelato chain serving high-quality gelato with signature floral designs. 

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LOCATION

Greenwich Village

(60 University Place, New York, NY)

Cones

Artisanal, hand-made ice cream and gelato in the heart of the West Village.

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LOCATION

West Village

(272 Bleecker St, New York, NY)

Polosud

Traditional Italian gelato served with coffee and pastries in the heart of Little Italy.​

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LOCATION

Soho

(166 Mott St, New York, NY)

Fresco Gelateria

Nice, small spot located near St. Marks with various flavors of gelato.

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LOCATION

East Village

(138 2nd Ave, New York, NY)

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Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Pop culture inspired premium ice cream brand serving classic scoops in addition to their signature waffle ice cream sandwiches.

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LOCATION

East Village

(199 Avenue A, New York, NY)

Davey's Ice Cream

Small, trendy ice cream parlor with custom flavors, shakes, and sundaes.

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LOCATION
137 1st Ave
New York, NY

Emack and Bolio's

A hippie-dippie ice cream company started that as a colorful 70's hangout, now continues to serve outrageous flavors with elaborate cones.

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LOCATIONS

Upper East Side

Upper West Side

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Farmacy

Old-school soda fountain shoppe serving up sundaes, egg creams & comfort food in a nostalgic pharmacy setting.

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LOCATION

513 Henry St

Brooklyn, NY

Ray's Candy Store

A funky, colorful ice cream destination also serving egg creams, fries & hot dogs since 1974.

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LOCATION
113 Avenue A
New York, NY

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Momofuku Milk Bar

Milk Bar puts a playful and approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts & savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally-sourced dairy.

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LOCATION
Multiple Locations

Snowdays Shavery

NYC's premier snow cream shavery, Combining the texture of shaved ice with the creaminess of ice cream

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LOCATION
Multiple Locations
New York, NY

10 Below Ice Cream

Thai-style ice cream rolls get mixed up into fun flavor combinations & toppings to match right before your eyes.

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LOCATIONS
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Multiple Locations

Popbar

All-natural ice cream bars made fresh daily with real fruit

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LOCATION
5 Carmine St
New York, NY

Culture an American Yogurt Company

Ice cream and frozen yogurt shop with creative flavors and toppings.

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LOCATION
60 W 8th St
New York, NY

Wowfulls

Snug counter-serve shop offering artful Hong Kong-style waffles with ice cream and colorful toppings.

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LOCATION
309 E Houston St
New York, NY

My Eggloo

Hong Kong style egg waffles filled with ice cream & toppings, with both sweet and savory choices.

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LOCATION
60 Mulberry St
New York, NY

Sprinkles Cupcakes

California based cupcake bakery serving ice cream sundaes and sandwiches.

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LOCATION
2 Rivington St
New York, NY

Melt Bakery

Ice cream sandwich specialist featuring creative flavors & using locally-sourced ingredients.

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LOCATION
132 Orchard St
New York, NY

The Good Batch

Cozy bakery known for Dutch stroopwafels & artisanal ice cream sandwiches, plus other homey treats.

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LOCATION
936 Fulton St
New York, NY

Coolhaus

Premium ice cream brand founded in 2009 on the principle of using food to spark interest in architecture.

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Uncle Boon's Sister

Smaller counterpart to Uncle Boon's with a counter-serve menu of creative Thai food and ice cream to eat in or take out.

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LOCATION
203 Mott St
New York, NY

Frozen Sweet

Compact shop making unique Thai-style rolled ice cream, with vegan coconut-milk options.

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LOCATION
184 Mulberry St,
New York, NY

Milk and Cream Cereal Bar

Trendy ice cream shop featuring soft-serve, milkshakes and bowls of milk, all with cereal mix-ins and fun toppings.

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LOCATION
159 Mott St
New York, NY

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