NYC Restaurants

Big Gay Ice Cream
61 Grove Street
New York, NY, 10014

Cuisine: Ice Cream Parlor , Desserts

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Cititour Review:

In need of a quick pick-me-up, I soon found myself at the new Big Gay Ice Cream shop.  This is the second location for the food truck turned brick-and-mortar.  You will find it  where Grove Street intersects with Seventh Avenue South, just off Christopher. The corner shop is bright and cheery along with a very helpful staff.

But I was here for ice cream.  I quickly zoomed in on the "Salty Pimp." It is one of the shop's top sellers.  It starts with a swirl of soft vanilla ice cream piled high on a wafer cone. Then lines of dulce de leche are squirted up and down the sides, followed by a dusting of freshly ground sea salt. The entire thing is then dunked into dark chocolate.  Think of it as a Brown Bonnet on steroids. There's even a little surprise awaiting at the bottom of the cone. It's also very, very yummy.  And if that's not enough, they even have a cupcake version.

At Big Gay Ice Cream you will also find the Bea Arthur made with crushed 'nilla wafers, a Cococone with toasted curry coconut, and the Mermaid with key lime curd, crushed graham crackers and whipped cream.  The flavor of the day on this visit was a vanilla sundae with a mulberry compote.

Big Gay Ice Cream is all sugary sweet sunshine, and they have the unicorns and rainbows to prove it.  

Review By: Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: West Village

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