Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors East Village
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(6 user reviews)
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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop


Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Ice-cream truckers Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff will soon offer their quirky soft-serve creations in a small East Village shop. Decorating their first brick-and-mortar endeavor is a giant unicorn mural bedazzled with 6,000 Swarovski crystals. The pair will pad their menu with sweet treats from flea-market friends: La Newyorkina (ice pops), Melt Bakery (ice cream sandwiches) and Danny Macaroons.
Venue name: Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
Address: 125 E 7th St
New York

Cross street: between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average ice cream: $5. Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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Chloe W

The next time you're wandering the village and you need a place to sit in the AC for a break - go here.  Easily the creamiest ice cream cone in NYC, Big Gay Ice Cream's soft serve has no match across any of the 5 boroughs (sorry Mr. Softee).  All of the ice cream combinations on their menu are great, but you can't beat Bea Arthur - or really anything with their amazing dulce de leche topping.

Alexis G

Come here hungry and ready to indulge in the heavy, super sweet soft serve. It's definitely worth it to get one of the signature cones, like the Bea Arthur, which is lined with dulce de leche and coated in wafer crumbs, or the Salty Pimp, which is also lined with dulce de leche and is dipped in chocolate shell. Even if you don't go with a signature, you can't really go wrong here.


With two locations in Manhattan, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is the emperor of soft serve ice cream in NYC. Wickedly inventive sundaes and cone specials.  The Monday Sundae (twist ice cream, nutella lined cone, dulce de leche, sea salt, whipped cream) and the Mermaid (vanilla ice cream, key lime curd, crushed graham crackers, whipped cream) are must haves.

Friendly service and clean eating area to boot.

Jamie S

I absolutely love this place! During the summer the line can get quite long, but it is definitely worth the wait. My favorite ice cream is their salty pimp - vanilla ice cream that's injected with dulce de leche and dipped in chocolate!


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Carolyn H
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It's cute and colorful and fun but I don't really like their ice cream. It's way too sweet for its own good. I would recommend their Popsicles instead! They are fruity and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day.