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This Greenwich Village spot has sundaes in mason jars, but the “floateas” (soft serve on top of bubble tea) are why you come here.
Amai Bā is an exceptional Japanese-inspired ice cream shop in Brooklyn Heights that makes unique flavors like matcha chip and blueberry pound cake.
Tulcingo Deli Grocery
This grocery and deli in Bushwick happens to have some of the best paletas in the city.
Big Gay Ice Cream
Big Gay Ice Cream specializes in excellent soft serve while also having La Newyorkina’s most popular paleta flavors on deck.
La Tiendita: La Newyorkina Brooklyn
La Newyorkina is a Mexican dessert shop in Red Hook where you can pick up some exceptional paletas or ice cream.
Bronson's Burgers ignores the trend of smash patties. Instead, this Nolita spot offers tasty burgers that are tall, juicy, and highly customizable.
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
Morgenstern's in Greenwich Village is an ice cream shop that also serves some savory items. Stick with their burgers and unique varieties of ice cream.
Whipped Urban Dessert Lab
This ice cream shop on Orchard Street on the LES also offers plant-based, vegan, and dairy-free options.
A Guide To Black-Owned NYC Bakeries & Sweets Shops
Pastry chef and author Jeremiah Josey gives his top picks for his favorite Black-owned bakeries and sweet shops in the city.
Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory
Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory is where you should get ice cream if you’re in or around Essex Market.
Carvel Ice Cream
The Carvel shop in Sheepshead Bay genuinely feels like it’s from another era, but with even better soft serve than we remember.
Island Pops is a family-run ice cream store in Crown Heights that specializes in Caribbean flavors.
Ray’s Candy Store
Ray’s is a classic, cash-only spot in the East Village that serves soft serve, fried Oreos, and milkshakes all year round.
Caffè Panna is an Italian ice cream spot in Gramercy that makes some of the best dessert in the city.
Egger's Ice Cream Parlor
The Richmond Town location of this nearly century-old Staten Island ice cream chain has a bunch of picnic tables where you can eat a sundae.
Dolce Brooklyn is a cafe in Red Hook where you should get gelato at least once a summer.
Ice & Vice
Ice & Vice is an ice cream shop on the LES with impressive flavors that sound like edible Aesop products.