The quality of the ingredients (like whipped cream made from imported Italian cream and fresh fruit from the Greenmarket in Union Square) and the range of flavors make this place one of the best ice cream spots in the city. There are almost no simple options here, so expect to walk away holding an accessorized cup of pistachio fig affogato or an almond oreo sundae that’s loosely based on Italian tri-color cookies. It helps that all of the toppings are free, even coconut berry crunch and Oreo brittle.
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We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Upland used to be one of our favorite spots in the city, but now it’s mostly just a useful place to have a nice, somewhat boring meal in Flatiron.
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Sugar Sweet Sunshine
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William’s Candy Shop
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Martha’s Country Bakery
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Eddie’s Sweet Shop
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Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream
Emack & Bolio’s is a fantastic ice cream place with soft serve and waffle cones covered in rice crispy treats.
The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Visiting the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is an iconic ice cream experience that every New Yorker and tourist alike needs to have.
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