Thursday, August 29, 2013

Davey's Ice Cream set for Sept. 13 grand opening on First Avenue

[William Klayer, from June]

Summer is winding down (or not!) ... thought we'd check in with David Yoo, the proprietor of the incoming Davey's Ice Cream at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.

Yoo, a graphic designer who switched careers to ice cream shop entrepreneur, originally had hoped to open in late July or early August... We asked him for the scoop (sorry, that was awful): The grand opening is set for Sept. 13.

Here's more:

"We're pretty late into the summer season, so we've been revising our seasonal flavors for the late-summer/early-fall."


Our year-round flavors include:

- Mexican vanilla bean (real vanilla)
- chocolate chocolate
- strong coffee (Kenya single-origin coffee beans from Birch Coffee)
- roasted pistachio nut (real pistachio)

Our rotational flavors reflect seasonal themes using the best available ingredients at farmer's markets when possible. These flavors will change often:

- camp s'mores (graham cracker ice cream with chocolate chunks and roasted marshmallows)
- fresh peaches & cream
- fresh sweet corn with salty caramel swirl
- blackpepper watermelon sorbet

"We make the ice cream entirely from scratch in the store. We use the best milk and cream from Battenkill Creamery and crack egg yolks into our ice cream mix every morning," Yoo said. "I know It's been taking me some time to get this shop open, but I want to be absolutely sure I'm providing only the freshest and highest quality ice cream out there. It will be worth it! I hope..."

Previously on EV Grieve:
More details on Davey's Ice Cream, opening later this summer on First Avenue


Anonymous said...

What, no biscuit flavored ice cream? Sorry, couldn't help it. These sound really good!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm,mmmmm... Hope it fails, my waist line can't take anymore!

Anonymous said...

Strong coffee ice cream sounds like a plan.

Gojira said...

I eagerly await hoof flavor, but only if there are jimmies. The colored ones.

Anonymous said...

There are currently 28 places to get ice cream in the "East Village". With Davey's, there will be 29.

Anonymous said...

Yay, no fro-yo!! Happy to support this place.

Anonymous said...

Jimmies? GO BACK TO BOSTON! You've outed yourself, son.

moe said...

Sounds tasty. Also sounds expensive.

Legitimate Golf said...

Looks like a one-man operation. You gotta love that in this day and age.

Gojira said...

@Anon. 10:26 - Nope, sorry, in Queens in the 1960s we called 'em jimmies or sprinkles interchangeably, we didn't care as long as they were on top of our Carvel cones.

Fipper said...

Maybe i can finally go to that Gay place without waiting on line for an hour!

Makeout said...

REAL tomato ketchup Eddie?

2:45 pm said...

liguor license application soon. you need to put real rum rum on that rum raisin, Kahlua Kahlua on that Kahlua coffee coffee Ice Cream, and real scotch scotch on that butter butter scotch ice cream; and pair that Mexican vanilla with Margarita, the fresh peaches and cream with a Peachtini, Bailey's with that chocolate chocolate ice cream...

love the guys behind Big Gay Ice Cream, but it's standard and people just line-up because of fomo, it's a buzz and novelty, no different than the people who line up at Magnolia Bakery.

then there's Sundae and Cones, Alphabet Scoop, Lula's Sweet Apothecary, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream...

then the gelato places

and not to mention the froyo and cupcake places.

UWS has the froyo alley. UES will have a 24hr. cupcake "ATM" machine. I guess EV will now be known as the Ice Cream row.

And Bloomberg wants to ban the purchase of 16ozs< sodas?

sugar is the new smack

Sinestra said...

I know there are too many ice cream places, but that sounds good

Anonymous said...

soon to be 30 places...'twist' is moving into ave a between 4th and 5th st where the pharmacy used to be - who likes frozen yoghurt?