Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

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Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
King Kong Banana Split at Morgenstern's
Lower East Side

Nicholas Morgenstern (El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette) scoops inventive flavors (sesame-caramel, Brazilian bourbon) at this modern ice cream parlor.

Venue name: Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
Address: 2 Rivington St
Cross street: between Bowery and Chrystie St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8am-11pm; Fri, Sat 8am-midnight; Sun 8am-11pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z to Bowery; F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average ice cream: $4. AmEx, MC, V
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Jamie S

I'm honestly not sure what all the hype about this place is. When I went here, they had several unique flavors which I was looking forward to, but they would only let you taste one ice cream before you bought anything. The one I chose, I didn't like - so it really was a gamble on all the other flavors when I was choosing which one to buy. I ended up not liking the one I bought either, which is a real waste when ice cream is as expensive as it was here. Both of the flavors that I ended up trying were WAY too sweet. I would be open to trying out more flavors here to find one that I like, but with only getting to taste 1 before you purchase, it's not worth the gamble for me.