Nothing says summer in New York like ice cream and bugs. The former is a delightful reminder of why New Yorkers stomach the terrible cold every winter; the latter is one of the many things that make the city downright disgusting when the weather heats up.
For a limited time, you can combine the two at a Greenwich Village ice cream parlor. La Newyorkina, which specializes in Mexican sweet treats like paletas and chamoyadas, has released a new sundae that's topped with spicy, crunchy crickets. The six-legged toppings are accompanied with mescal caramel and a candied orange above a few scoops of Mexican vanilla ice cream.
The dish does not yet have a name—the shop's Instagram post announcing it asks for suggestions. According to Grub Street, the arthropod-adorned treat will be available at least through the end of July, so if you're sick and tired of mainstream ice cream, you have time to foray into the weird world of bug desserts.
Crickets and grasshoppers are not all that uncommon to eat but are still a hard sell for many New Yorkers who live in perpetual fear of pests in their apartment. If a shop ever starts putting roaches on its food, we might be singing a different tune.Share the story