No matter what time of the year it is in NYC, we scream for ice cream. This delicious, creamy treat is perfect for any situation. If you are walking acrossManhattan for the first time, an ice cream cone is the perfect company for the journey. After a busy and heavy meeting with your new clients, maybe you need to take a breather and sit down to enjoy a marvelous cup of ice cream. Let’s face it, life is sweeter with a brain freeze and a sugar rush. Here are 6 ice cream shops you need to visit while in New York City.
Sugar Hill Creamery
Based in the heart of Harlem, Sugar Hill Creamery is a family-owned ice cream shop that offers unique pop culture ice cream. Get your Despacito Puerto Rican flavor ice cream sandwich or Island Formation lemon sorbet inspired by Beyonce’s Lemonade album. We promise these treats are on a league of their own.
Where: Sugar Hill Creamery; 184 Lenox Avenue, Harlem (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
Want to know what makes New York City so great? The secret is the people. But more specifically how people from all over the world have shaped NYC the way it is. La Newyorkina is an ice cream shop founded by Fany, a Mexican who grew up loving sweets like no other. Now, serving Mexican style ice cream (similar to a gelato), this shop offers only hand-made ice cream using only the freshest ingredients. Get a cone of Oaxacan Chocolate Chunk or a Pineapple Jalapeño Paleta.
Where: La Newyorkina; 240 Sullivan Street, Manhattan (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
With plenty of flavors available to you, Soft Swerve is a soft serve spiral full of joy and delight. You can also choose different cones such as red classic or black chocolate, and to top it off, there are more than 20 toppings to choose from! Build your dream ice cream and Soft Swerve will make sure it ends up picture perfect.
Where: Soft Swerve; 85B Allen Street, Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 11 pm; Friday – Sunday 12 pm – 12 am
Who doesn’t remember the joy of seeing an ice cream truck on a hot summer day? That’s how Van Leeuwen started, by roaming the New York streets in their buttery yellow ice cream truck. Now you can find their trucks almost everywhere in NYC and pints of their most famous flavors in plenty of grocery stores. Everything is natural and an artistic artesian scoop. Choose from their classic scoops or vegan scoops and let this creamy ice cream dream melt away in your tongue.
Where: Van Leeuwen; 48.5 East 7th Street, Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 12 am; Friday – Saturday 12 pm – 1 am
Ice & Vice
Winner of the 2014 Vendy Award for Best Dessert, Ice & Vice tagged themselves as an experimental ice cream shop. They make sure every customized batch is perfect and up to the highest ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt standards. Run before the season changes and Ice & Vice is filled with new incredible flavors.
Where: Ice & Vice; 221 East Broadway, Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 10 pm; Friday 1 pm – 11 pm; Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Taiyaki NYC opened in 2016 with the dream of showing the people of New York City what this fish-shaped waffle is made of. This little fish swam all the way across the world to get to NYC and present you with the cutest and most delicious dessert. Made fresh on-site, this waffle is filled with creamy soft served ice cream. And above all that, Taiyaki NYC tries to keep their carbon footprint on-check to help our planet.
Where: Taiyaki NYC; 119 Baxter Street, Manhattan (35 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy hotel knows the City of New York like no one else. Therefore, we offer a space where you will feel comfortable and taken care of after your adventures in the Big Apple. Sleep in our spacious suites or release some stress in our 24/7 available gym. And if you’ve had enough sweets for one day, visit our steakhouse for a perfectly crafted dinner. We love NYC and NYC loves us. We look forward to your visit!
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