Alternative ice cream vendors

Can't get to the Greene? Check out these artisanal options around town.

The Odeon
Pastry chef Jacqueline Zion’s butter-pecan ice cream has the most nuts per bite of any we’ve tried. You can find this flavor, along with her mousselike chocolate and spicy cinnamon, at the cart located in front of the restaurant. 145 West Broadway between Duane and Thomas Sts (212-233-0507). Thu--Sun 3--9pm. One scoop: $3.

Caf Cluny
This West Village outpost boasts the same exceedingly creamy flavors by Jacqueline Zion, which change on a daily basis. Line up outside Cluny and hope for spearmint chip. 284 W 12th St at 4th St (212-255-6900). Thu--Sun 3--9pm. One scoop: $3.

Griff’s Gelato
This stand, situated next door to its parent restaurant, Duane Park, has got your craving covered with six flavors including sesame brittle and s’mores (the local favorite). 157 Duane St between West Broadway and Hudson St (212-732-5555). Daily 1--10pm. One scoop: $3.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
A fleet of three trucks dispenses this artisanal ice cream, created by a former Good Humor man. All of the milk is hormone-free, and flavors range from the classics (chocolate, vanilla) to the creative (red currant). Broadway at 75th St; Prince St at Greene St; Seventh Ave at Carroll St, Park Slope, Brooklyn ( Daily noon--11pm. One scoop: $3.95.—Jeanne Hodesh

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