"I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream."
You probably noticed already from our Instagram feeds that we're huge Ice Cream lovers. We've been to many Ice Cream places in New York City, and we wanted to share our picks of go-to Ice Cream places in NYC. We picked out our top places we went back most frequently and want to cover the following categories for each:
- Bobo's Favorite Flavor
- Bibi's Favorite Flavor
- Cone Factor
We came, we eat, we conquered, and here's what we loved.
1. Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: Strawberry Sqirl
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: Raw Milk
Instagramabilty: If this vintage shop's window seating isn't enough for your insta feed, then head over to the mural right across the street. It's so good that we even made a blog post about this place, and you can see it here.
Cone Factor: They have your standard sugar, waffle and cake cones. They're good, but nothing to write home about.
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
2 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
2. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: Earl Grey
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: Earl Grey
Instagramabilty: Van Leeuwen is a design-forward company that has put in the effort to match the color of their treats to look good against the interior of their stores, and even their ice cream truck.
Cone Factor: Their cone selection is just a classic Sugar Cone.
But they offer the option to do "Cone-on-top" which is perfect if you prefer your ice cream in a cup.
VanLeeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
3. Emack & Bolio’s
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: Grasshopper Pie (Creme de Menthe with Choc Chips and Oreos)
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: "Deep Purple" Chip (Black Raspberry with White and Dark Choc Chips)
Instagramabilty: It's got an old school look, but not too grammy. Find the nearest pretty wall.
Cone Factor: Big cone factor! Their cones alone are photo-worthy with the taste to back it up. Our fave is the Fruity Pebbles cone. But, they have so many other options that we have yet to try.
Emack & Bolio's
4. Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co.
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: I pass because each location is constantly changing flavors daily.
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: Matcha Crunch
Instagramabilty: Vintage, yet vibrant. Imagine if your local diner was also a circus. Perfect opportunity to take fun photos with ice cream in your hand.
Cone Factor: Get the waffle cone when its fresh off the press.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
5. Cafe Zaiya
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: Matcha & Black Sesame Swirl
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: Matcha & Black Sesame Swirl
Instagramabilty: Instagrammable when your server is a pro at making the tall swirl.
Cone Factor: No option other than your regular cake cone. We go there for the soft serve, not the cone.
Cafe Zaiya (Midtown) *Only Midtown location serves Soft Serve.
18 East 41st Street,
New York, NY 10017
6. Gelateria Gentile
Bobo's Favorite Flavor: Ricotta e Pistacchio (Ricotta with Pistachio)
Bibi's Favorite Flavor: Fragola (Strawberry)
Instagramabilty: It's Brooklyn! Find a mural before your gelato melts down your hand.
Cone Factor: Authentic Italian ice cream cones from Babbi. They also have miniature "Cone-on-top" for those who need more cone in their lives.
253 Whthe Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Photos & Thoughts by Bobo and Bibi