|Venue name:||Melt Bakery|
132 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between Delancey and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu noon–8pm; Fri, Sat 1–10pm; Sun 1–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average ice cream sandwich: $4. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
Perfect for little ones who just can’t decide between a soft baked cookie and a cold summery treat, the crafty Melt Bakery serves up a delicious dose of both. As the only shop in the city that sells ice cream sandwiches exclusively, you might expect business to lag behind other, more traditional shops, but owner Julian Plyter is confident in two things: “They’re perfect for kids because they aren’t messy at all. Parents love that!”—plus, he swears he makes the only (correct) Snickerdoodle in Manhattan. Kid favorites here include the Lovelet, a red velvet whoopee pie with cream cheese ice cream and the Classic (with chocolate chip walnut cookies). Most sandwiches also come in mini sizes.