Calling your ice-cream shop Big Gay Ice Cream looks like a bold move, and I’m not sure New-York evangelists like that. But their treats are insanely good.
Like many successful eateries now, the founders started off with a truck food in 2009 and quickly opened two shops, in the East Village and the West Village. Big Gay Ice Cream takes pride of its bold, crazy image, slightly trashy sometimes, and to be honest it helps boosting the sales.
They have a couple of standard cones and sundaes for order, and a huge chalk board of create-your-own possibilities. Needless to say Big Gay Ice Cream provides a really solid variety of frozen treats. The prices are a little steep for an ice-cream (around $6), but it’s worth to try. The staff is professional but eccentric and entertaining enough to make waiting in line an interesting experience.
We had the Monday Sundae, which is quite something: soft serve vanilla ice-cream with dulce de leche in center and whipped cream around it. It’s served with a waffle cone filled with nutella in it. It also had a slight salty twist.
Next time we’ll have a try at the Salty Pimp, which is pretty similar to the Monday Sundae except it has an extra chocolate dip.
Big Gay Ice Cream is a great fit if you’re looking for something different than your usual ice-cream place. I hope you don’t mind the crowd, because it’s been amazingly popular, and it’s hard not to wait in line.
To find more about Big Gay Ice Cream’s flavors, hours and prices, click here.
125 East 7th Street
(between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
New York NY 10009
61 Grove Street
(at Seventh Avenue South)
New York NY 10014