5 Ice Cream Shops You Must Visit on the Upper East Side
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1498 First Ave., #1
Sedutto has been a New York staple since 1922, originating in Italy in the 1900s. With tons of flavors ranging from blueberry to butterscotch praline, Sedutto is the perfect spot to be a part of ice cream history in the making. Plus, the scoop shops offers frozen yogurts, sorbets, sundaes and desserts, a variety of toppings, and—special for Mom and Dad—wine ice cream and sorbet.
1584 First Ave.
Emack and Bolios is a chain founded in Boston by hippie lawyer Robert Rook. The shop opened as an eco-friendly side project. Walk into this ice cream parlor to get a feel for the 1960s and a scoop of any of the 40 flavor options, including flavors such as Chunk O’ Funk (caramel ice cream, chocolate covered pretzels, and Oreo chunks) and Cosmic Crunch (vanilla ice cream, caramel swirl, chocolate chips, walnuts, and cookies). To add to the sweetness, Emack and Bolios caters to all dietary and environmental restrictions.
1707 2nd Avenue
This Insta-worthy ice cream parlor has a secret identity: The ice cream shop by day is a speakeasy by night. Stop by before 5pm with your kids for some sweet treats such as Honey Lavender and Peanut Butter Mudslide. Then come back later with your partner for a fun date night or with your mom friends for a much needed girls’ night out. Just be sure to follow the dress code if you’re coming for the speakeasy: no T-shirts, flip-flops, sneakers, or athletic wear allowed.
Caption: The UES is an ice cream shop for everyone in the family, but it doubles as a speakeasy at night for a much-needed date night.
Credit: Jess Sorenson