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Best Ice Cream in New York

New Yorkers love ice cream and gelato—especially during the unforgiving summer months—and the artisans of the five boroughs have a long history of icing that desire with skill and ingenuity. From handmade ice cream to scientifically perfected gelato, from trucks that seem to stalk you mockingly all around the city to actual gelato laboratories, there's no corner of the cold, sweet science left unilluminated by the purveyors of New York's frozen treats!

Map & Directions
thumbBrooklyn Ice Cream Factory - DUMBO
(718) 246-3963
1 Water Street,
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory offers simple, all-natural ice cream and hand-concocted toppings. Their small-batch production system allows for intense quality and flavor control, and while the original more...
thumbChinatown Ice Cream Factory
(212) 608-4170
65 Bayard St,
Manhattan, NY, 10013
Chinatown's original has been serving delicious homemade ice creams for years, both the standard flavors as well as fantastic Asian-themed flavors like taro. A must-visit on every Chinatown itinerary!
(212) 414-1795
272 Bleecker St,
Manhattan, NY, 10014
Cones features artesanal, hand-made ice cream, and indeed it is true. Only a handful of places in New York make ice cream this good, and the very high quality of ingredients and the fresh flavor is worth every penny. You'll find th more...
thumbFortunato Bros
(718) 387-2281
289 Manhattan Ave,
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
A slice of old Williamsburg. While some old Italian pasticcerias have disappeared from Manhattan's Little Italy and Brooklyn's Metropolitan Avenue, Fortunato remains a great place for all manner of desserts, great coffee drinks, and heavenly gelati.
thumbGrom - Greenwich Village
(212) 206-1738
233 Bleecker St,
Manhattan, NY, 10014
Old fashioned gelato straight from the old country.
thumbGrom - Upper West Side
(212) 362-1837
2165 Broadway,
Manhattan, NY, 10024
Old fashioned gelato straight from the old country.
thumbL & B Spumoni Gardens
(718) 449-1230
2725 86th Street,
Brooklyn, NY, 11223
Spumoni Gardens was founded by Ludovico Barbati in 1939. L&B is now in it's 70th year of operation, and has been family owned and operated from the beginning.
thumbLaboratorio Del Gelato
(212) 343-9922
188 Ludlow St,
Manhattan, NY, 10002
From the founder of Ciao Bella comes this wondeful laboratory of gelato, with a fantastic selection of interesting flavors. Try the chocolate hazelnut, gre more...
thumbLemon Ice King of Corona
(718) 699-5133
5202 108th St,
Queens, NY, 11368
This is it...the one and only...the famous Lemon Ice King. Year after year, Lemon Ice King scores high in surveys and with kids too young to complete surveys for its satisfying and refreshing products. When in Corona, this is the place to go.
thumbPinkberry - Midtown West
7 W. 32nd St.,
Manhattan, NY, 10001
Ride the wave: after Jamba Juice's frozen concoctions finally hit NYC, it seemed only a matter of time before L.A.'s beloved Pinkberry arrived in Manhattan. Their big Kahuna determined Koreatown was the best loca more...
thumbRonnybrook Dairy Farm
(212) 741-6455
75 9th Ave,
Manhattan, NY, 10011
Ronnybrook Dairy's terrific products can be found in a small storefront inside the Chelsea Market. Featuring the dairy staples of life—milk, eggs, cheese, ice cream, etc.—with the fresh-from-the-farm feeling. Milk in glass more...
Van Leeuwen - Williamsburg
(718) 701-1630
632 Manhattan Ave,
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Ice cream truck turned brick and mortar shop, right next to the Manhattan Inn.