Showing posts with label ice cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ice cream. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday's parting shot

Creating Instagram-worthy ice cream photos on a budget. A reader-submitted photo tonight from an East Village corner deli.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stuffed Ice Cream coming to 1st Avenue

A worker renovating 139 First Ave. told EVG correspondent Steven that an ice cream shop is opening here this summer between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

Work permits for the address shows that the business name is Stuffed Ice Cream. There isn't any other information at the moment.

Curious location for this: The space is just one storefront away from Davey's Ice Cream, which has a strong following and an extensive menu featuring sundaes, milk shakes and homemade cookies.

The address was previously home to American Deli & Grocery, which closed after five months in business... and before that, Scarab Lounge, a hookah joint, held forth.

Monday, August 22, 2016

More rolled ice cream for St. Mark's Place

Renovations continue at a new retail space at 42 1/2 St. Mark's Place just east of Second Avenue... and the signage is up now for the new tenant — the buzzy 10Below Ice Cream ...

The quickly expanding 10Below Ice Cream has locations in Chinatown, the LES (Allen Street as of last month) and Flushing. They are branching out to Los Angeles too.

Here's more from the 10Below website:

10Below Ice Cream is New York’s first establishment serving Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. This concept was created on the streets of Thailand, serving fresh, made-to-order ice cream. Inspired by this ice cream art and by the way bartenders artfully craft cocktails made to order, 10Below blends the two approaches to create an experience for ice cream aficionados with an eclectic palette. We roll each individual ice cream order with the freshest ingredients right in front of your eyes, meaning no preservatives or stabilizers are added. It’s ice cream in its rawest form — fresh off the plate.

Here's a not-annoying-at-all feature on 10Below from the Post last August:

Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls.

Unlike placing a Cronut in a box, the trendy dessert takes about four minutes to create. But that’s part of the show: The ice cream makers call you over to their cold plate before they begin so you can get a front-row view — and an ideal spot to snag a pic with a smartphone.

Another rolled ice cream shop, Lab -321, opened at 27 St. Mark's Place in June.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This dessert continues to take the East Village by (ice) storm

[Photo by Steven]

A coming soon sign for Roll It Up ice cream has arrived at one of the empty retail spaces at 65 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Roll It Up will join the other coming-soon shops in the East Village that will serve rolled ice cream... Pink Bear on East 14th Street and Lab 321 on St. Mark's Place. (And, in a variation, Bingbox Snow Cream Co. recently opened on Second Avenue.)

The east storefront at No. 65 was previously home to Smooth Skin Factory.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Pink Bear Ice Cream coming soon to East 14th Street

The coming soon signage is up at 226 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue...the storefront will be home to a Pink Bear Ice Cream Shop...

This will be Pink Bear's second location...the other is in Flushing.

There's not much info about the products at the Pink Bear Facebook page, just that their ice cream is made "with 100% fresh fruit. Tasty & Healthy!" They also advertise serving ice cream rolls.

This will be the second new shop serving rolled ice cream in the neighborhood... Lab 321, which will sell their variation of the traditional Thai street food, is opening at 27 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

As for the East 14th Street storefront, the space last housed Exodus 14, the sneaker consignment shop that quietly closed up earlier this year.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The scoop on the former Sock Man space on St. Mark's Place

The for rent sign is down at 27 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Workers at the scene told EVG correspondent Steven that an independent ice cream shop will be opening in the space later this spring. That's all we know about it at the moment.

Until Jan. 16, the storefront was home for 30-plus years to The Sock Man.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Sock Man is closing on St. Mark's Place

The Sock Man says thank you; store closes on Saturday

Closing portraits at The Sock Man

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fake 'artisanal bacon' shop will actually be an artisanal ice cream shop

A few weeks ago, an EVG reader spotted a new sign over at 75 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery for a new business called Pigskin™ …

[March 31]

Per the sign on the door:

"Fresh, artisanal bacon from all over the world."

"Bacon for bacon lovers."

Turns out that the former FAB Café space will be the second outpost of the Williamsburg-based OddFellows, which specializes in "small-batch, locally sourced ice cream," as Grub Street first reported yesterday.

Although OddFellows boasts 116 flavors (Buttermilk Blueberry Honey and Chorizo Caramel Swirl, among 114 others), the East Fourth Street shop will have eight flavors on rotation and a small counter suitable for up to five people.

The shop is expected to open on May 1.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Will we finally be getting that 'fresh, artisanal bacon' shop in the East Village?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DF Mavens opening non-dairy ice cream outpost on St. Mark's Place and 2nd Avenue

That prime northwest corner space on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place has a new tenant — a retail outpost of DF Mavens... as their tagline says, "The finest dairy-free ice cream in the world. Made in NYC."

Their dairy-free desserts have been available in various retail outlets ... though we believe that this is their first dedicated NYC storefront.

Eastside Bakery (.net?) closed down here at the end of April. And once upon a time, the space was home to the Gap in the late 1980s into the early 1990s.

DF Mavens will be arriving in 2014, per the sign.

Updated 10/18
This came up in the comments: Lula's is back open on East Sixth Street as of Aug. 3.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Former dry cleaners becoming a handmade ice cream shop on First Avenue

Hmm. EVG regular William Klayer notes the arrival of a rather cryptic sign at the former dry cleaners at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street... as you can see: Handmade ice cream ~ summer 2013. No other info right the moment.

The address had a new broker starting in late December.

Do you think that we already have enough dessert around here...? Not a dessert person here so, just asking...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream gets a sign on Seventh Street

Yesterday, workers were putting up the new Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream sign on the shop's front window. Van Leeuwen opened in late May. People tell us that they like the shop's offerings... though it hasn't been quite as crowded as some people thought... Perhaps the sign will help.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Goat Town now peddling ice cream on East Fifth Street

Multiple tipsters pointed out that Goat Town now has an ice cream stand in front of their East Fifth Street restaurant... For the last month, they were one of The Madison Square Eats food stands in Madison Square Park. Friday was the last day for that.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream now open on Seventh Street

Thanks to the multiple tipsters who pointed out that the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream shoppe is now open on Seventh Street just east of Second Avenue... And, apparently, they are happy to be here.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Even MORE dessert now for St. Mark's Place?

Crews have been working behind the plywood here on St. Mark's Place at the former Andy's Chee-Pees...

An EV Grieve reader caught a look inside yesterday... and, from the look of things, expect more dessert.

"Inside right now are some contractors installing counters and an ice-cream freezer. Two stories — interior lofted balcony with tables/seating set up already."

Meanwhile, just a doorway or so away, they'll be dessert and coffee (and booze?) at Roastown Coffee. When will this block of St. Mark's Place crumble under the weight of desserts?

Monday, May 4, 2009

SHOCKER: Something other than ramen and froyo coming to St. Mark's Place

The little fella here has left his perch, of course...

And coming to this space on 18 St. Mark's Place? An ice cream shop. This per one of the tightest-lipped construction crews ever. Seriously. You thought I had asked, "Can you tell me when Air Force One will do another photo shoot over the skies of Manhattan?"