Every fancy ice cream shop has their thing. Some places serve just the classic flavors. Others will top yours with fairy tears if you pay enough for it. Others are trying to make hip ice cream a thing you eat in Swedish spa-looking shops. Ample Hills is none of those things. What it is, however, is a joyful place to get made-in-Brooklyn ice cream in seriously creative flavors you actually want to eat. They originally got famous for their “crack caramel,” which is basically saltines, caramel, and chocolate mixed together in a way that, as you might guess from the name, makes it impossible to stop eating. Be careful.
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Morgan’s BBQ is some of the best barbecue you can get without having to go down to Red Hook for Hometown.
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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.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
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.
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Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
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