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East Village Ice Cream--Ave. B @ 13th

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East Village Ice Cream--Ave. B @ 13th

cab | Jul 10, 2007 04:14 PM

OK, this place is no Laboratorio del Gelato. BUT, if you are further north and want a summer treat, it has a lot going for it. Rather than a richly flavored gelato, they are going for a classic american cone and I think it is very well done here. The ice cream is freshly made and the owner is super enthusiastic about his product. (I think he used to work at the Brooklyn ice cream factory) The mint chocolate chip is made with fresh mint and it is excellent. I have also tried the butter pecan and strawberry (both very good), and the blueberry (average).
For anyone who cares about this, the place is very kid friendly too--we brought our baby there with a stroller the other night and the owner hustled to the door and lifted the stroller inside for us.
I think it is a great addition to the neighborhood. Anyone else tried any of the other flavors?
It is located on Avenue B between 13-14th streets

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