Our Top 9 Fav Ice Cream Shops in NYC

We’re of the firm belief that no one needs an excuse to indulge in an icy treat, but if you happen to need some justification, how about this? July is National Ice Cream Month. The temps in NYC have also been firmly in the “ice cream weather” range lately, and there’s still plenty of summer to come. Here are our favorite places to grab a cone, a sundae, a sorbet and other ice cream treats in New York City. 

Ice Cream Shops Near Arlo NoMad 

Kaylee’s Creamery 


115 E 27th St (bet. Park Ave S. & Lexington Ave) 

Kaylee’s serves house-made artisanal ice cream made with just four ingredients: fresh milk, cream, egg yolks and pure cane sugar. Flavors range from the classic to the creative, and waffle cones come in vanilla, chocolate and matcha. 

Anita La Mamma del Gelato 


1141 Broadway (at 26th St) 

This gelato shop originated in Israel and offers a selection of more than 150 kinds of gelato, sorbet and yogurt, including the intriguing-sounding grapefruit Campari and salted bagel. The lineup also includes vegan and sugar-free options. 

Surreal Creamery 


538 2nd Ave (at 30th St) 

What sets this ice cream spot apart is its signature mason jar specials and “Floteas” (bubble tea floats) which appear on the menu alongside regular bubble teas, slushes, milkshakes, and traditional cups and cones of ice cream. 

Ice Cream Shops Near Arlo Midtown 

Amorino Gelato and Cafe 


721 Eighth Ave (bet. 45th & 46th St) 

Amorino, in the Theater District, knows the importance of presentation. This shop serves Italian gelato and vegan sorbet in rose-shaped designs almost too pretty to eat. In addition to these signature cones, Amorino offers gelato cups, sorbet drinks and gelato macarons. 

Big Gay Ice Cream 


Madison Square Garden (33rd St & Eighth Ave) 

Big Gay Ice Cream began as a food truck in 2009 and the brand’s specialty is the old-fashioned style of soft-serve ice cream, made with milk and cream from an all-natural dairy farm in Pennsylvania. Colorful toppings and seasonal specials add a fun twist to the classics. 

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In addition to homemade ice cream in a slew of flavors, this shop in Hell’s Kitchen offers sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, frozen yogurt … plus cookies, cupcakes, brownies and hot fresh hand-dipped donuts. A bonus: they deliver. 

Ice Cream Shops Near Arlo SoHo 

Cones Artisanal Ice Cream 


272 Bleecker St (at Morton St) 

This Argentinian shop has been making ice cream from scratch, churned daily, in the West Village since 1998. The space itself is small, but this is the perfect neighborhood for wandering the streets or taking five in nearby Washington Square Park with a cone. 

Taiyaki NYC 


119 Baxter St (bet. Canal St & Hester St)  

This shop is worth the stroll to Chinatown, for delicious ice cream served in Insta-worthy fish-shaped waffle cones. Taiyaki’s small-batch soft serve comes in inventive flavors such as matcha and black sesasme, and the signature waffles are made fresh on-site. 

The Museum of Ice Cream 


558 Broadway (bet. Prince St & Spring St) 

If you’ve made it this far without experiencing the joy, wonder and explosion of candy colors that is The Museum of Ice Cream, it’s time to remedy that! After filling your camera roll at the interactive experience, stop by the cafe and bar for a scoop of signature ice cream, a shake, specialty sundae, craft cocktail or boozy shake.  

For even more tempting ice cream shop stops around NYC, swing by the front desk at Arlo NoMad, Arlo Midtown or Arlo SoHo, and ask our team for their favorites. We won’t steer you wrong.