No. 1 Ice Cream

Clockwise from left: green tea, strawberry, taro, black sesame, almond cookie, durian, Oreo, coconut, red bean, chocolate, lychee, milk tea, mango, mint chip ice cream at No. 1 Ice Cream (6410 Eighth Ave between 64th and 65th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 7
Sunset Park

When owner Lena Tam noticed that her Chinatown neighborhood had little to offer in the way of sweets (save for a few bubble tea joints), she took the initiative to open up a shop that offers ice cream made right on premises. Tam churns out batches of red velvet and mocha brownie, in addition to Asian flavors like lychee, black sesame, and—hold your nose—durian! Fresh mochi, bubble tea, and customizable cakes are also available.

Venue name: No. 1 Ice Cream
Address: 6410 Eighth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 64th and 65th
Opening hours: Daily 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: N to Eigth Ave
Price: Average ice cream: $3. Cash only
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