Toasted Sesame Nutella. Salty Caramel. Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Cereal Milk. Peppermint Chocolate. Brooklyn Brown Sugar Chunk. Thai Iced Tea. Earl Gray Tea. Oreo Cookie Dough. Mexican Chocolate. Bacon Peach. Honey Comb. We will check out six different world-class ice cream shops on this 1.5 mile 1.5 hour tour. At each ice cream store we'll explore the story behind the business and see what makes the ice cream unique as you savor every flavor. You'll learn about an ex drug dealer who turned his life around with his culinary creativity, a pregnancy craving that sparked a business, and a bassoonist who found his real calling. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a scoop of ice cream tells a story. If you're like me, when you walk into an ice cream shop you want to try eight different flavors, but impatient customers, imperious scoopers, or shame stops you at two. Not on this tour. While exploring the East Village we will hit the best ice cream in the area and taste no fewer than 12 flavors based on a mix of my experience and your interest.
I spent years working in a successful ice cream shop in Boston. People would often ask me if I was getting sick of ice cream. What an absurd question! Learning the ins and outs of making, selling, and eating ice cream only fueled my obsession. Since moving to New York, I have extensively explored the ice cream scene and settled on a few gems in a fascinating neighborhood of the city. Now I am a law student, churning my love of ice cream and New York City into one delectable tour. I love sharing my passions with others and meeting fellow ice cream aficionados!
Lots of ice cream. I would not recommend coming if you are lactose intolerant.
I will provide spoons, hand sanitizer, wet wipes and bad puns.
The tour is in East Village, AKA ice cream paradise. We will stroll through the neighborhood, sampling flavors from the very best (in my humble opinion) ice cream spots. I suggest you eat some food (not a lot) beforehand. Like tequila, you don't want to have too much ice cream on an empty stomach.
Bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, a sense of culinary adventure, and curiosity about the stories behind the ice cream and the city.