It seems nearly every day recently has been devoted to food (National Cheesecake Day was nice, but not as fun as National Tequila Day). Well, folks, today is no different. Thursday is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and some spots in the city are celebrating with discounts on the classic American dessert. Here’s a look at some of the most creative (or just plain delicious) ice cream sammies in New York City.
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350 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
To celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, the famed New York City chocolate shop is offering 20 percent off all ice cream sandwiches (which normally set you back a bit more than a 5 spot). The handcrafted cold stuff is known as some of the city’s finest, most natural ice cream. And when it’s sandwiched between the chocolatier’s famously gooey, crumbly cookie…well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Jacques Torres Chocolate has locations on Amsterdam Ave, and in Brooklyn (62 Water Street), Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave) and 30 Rock.
706 Ninth Ave.
For those not looking to leave any calorie uneaten, this joint is for you. Holey Cream is a tiny place that Paula Deen would love. What’s more, they have perfected the doughnut ice cream sandwich. Customers pick icing flavors (chocolate or vanilla) and add up to three flavors of ice cream. Favorite flavors include dulce de leche, red velvet and coffee mud pie. And don’t forget the gummy bear topping.
The Meatball Shop is known for their customizable sammies. When it comes to meat, have things exactly the way you want them: ‘balls made from your choice of beef, pork, chicken, vegetable, or whatever the special of the day is (a recent special: jerk chicken, habanero pepper, all spice with mango chutney) topped with your choice of tomato, spicy meat sauce, mushroom gravy, Parmesan cream, or pesto. But forget dessert, which is just as customizable: pick two cookies, mix and match encouraged, and choose your ice cream flavor to smush into the center for an incredible ice cream sandwich.
Food truck favorite Sweetery NYC prides itself on being a mobile bakery, but you’ll want to stop by for the ice cream sandwiches. They come in a variety of delicious combinations like snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with cinnamon ice cream. To find the truck around town, check their Twitter @SweeteryNYC.
Another favorite from the street food scene is CoolHaus. Imported from the West Coast, the ice cream sandwich experts burst onto the scene to bring us make-your-own dessert sammies in some ridiculous flavors. Among your cookie options can be potato chip, double chocolate chip, or s’more, while ice cream flavors can range from coffee Oreo to Beer & Pretzel. To find their trucks, check their Twitter @CoolHausNY.