Van Leeuwen is one of our all-time favorite ice cream places. The Greenpoint outpost is bright, has a few booth seats, and also serves coffee and a few pastries. They’re famous for their salted caramel and vegan flavors (which we promise don’t taste like vegan flavors), but all you need to know in order to do it right is: sundae. Get one or live a lesser life.
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Threes @ Franklin + Kent
Threes Brewing is based out of Gowanus, but they also have this smaller bar in Greenpoint where you can drink a good beer and grab some quick food.
Littleneck Outpost is a bright little space in Greenpoint that's great for a solo breakfast or lunch. You can get a lobster roll or avocado toast.
The Lot Radio
The Lot Radio is a shipping container/radio station headquarters that serves coffee, snacks, and beer. Use it when you want to switch up your routine.
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Dominique Ansel Kitchen is a West Village cafe that serves some of the best baked goods in the city.
Eddie’s Sweet Shop
Eddie’s is an old-school ice cream parlor in Forest Hills where you can eat a giant sundae and feel like a kid.
Dolce Brooklyn is a cafe in Red Hook where you should get gelato at least once a summer.
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Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
The lines at Peter Pan Donut in Greenpoint are as long as they were 50 years ago (out the door) for a reason.
Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bakeshop
Even if you don’t live in Jersey City, you should go there just to try the ice cream at Milk Sugar Love.
La Newyorkina is a Mexican dessert shop in Greenwich Village where you can pick up some exceptional paletas or ice cream.
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