Be it for Instagram or just to eat, people in NYC flock to dessert spots like little else. In the past two years alone, there has been a massive increase in the number of Asian dessert shops that have opened featuring rolled ice cream, bubble waffles, and ube… everything. Most compelling, though, are the founders behind them. All are young New Yorkers, many with a background in finance who decided that they wanted to pursue something more creative and fulfilling in partnership with their best friends. Ice cream became that channel, but each put a unique and Asian-inspired twist on the classic American dessert.
If you really know EatingNYC, you know that we take our ice cream very seriously. Lucky for us, NYC has some of the best ice cream shops, we think, in the world, serving up both old-fashioned classics and super innovative flavors. With summer around the corner, we thought we’d prep you with a rundown of some of our favorite spots for ice cream in NYC. Here you go!