The fact that inspiration for this new ice cream shop came from its pregnant co-owner’s midnight food cravings explains a lot: Here, you’ll find kooky combos like chorizo caramel swirl (you’ll swear you just ate Brazilian) and a spicy lime tarragon sorbet made the old-fashioned way. Milk, which is locally sourced and pasteurized in-house, is infused with flavor even before the freezing process begins—just the way pastry chef Sam Mason (formerly of wd~50) likes it. Inspired by old-school soda fountains, Mason fills the lofty beige room with vintage accents, including a chalkboard menu, custom wooden stools and dangling schoolhouse lights. Steer kids to the maple bacon pecan, mango or aromatic strawberry lavender sorbet, or splurge for the to-die-for cornbread sundae, topped with blueberry compote, maple syrup and bacon-scented whipped cream, and nab a seat at the red-topped counter for house-made sodas and thick shakes spun from the daily offerings.
|Venue name:||OddFellows Ice Cream Co.||Contact:|
175 Kent Ave
|Cross street:||between North 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average ice cream: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|