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Aug 9, 2006 05:29 PM

Ice cream in Park Slope

Where are the best places to get ice cream in Park Slope? I'd like to avoid Haagen Dazs and unusual flavors would be a plus.


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  1. In my opinion, your best bet is Uncle Louie G's - there are locations in the North Slope (7th & Union) and the South Slope (7th & 9th street). I'm a fool for their chocolate fudge brownie flavor, but there are dozens of others to choose from.

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    1. re: Offbalance

      Uncle Louie G's is actually on Union and 5th Ave (not 7th), as well as 7th Ave and 9th St. I like their ices but haven't tried their ice cream.

    2. For some unfathomable reason (particularly given the huge kid population) there simply is no really good ice cream in Park Slope. You have to leave the neighborhood and head up to DUMBO or into Manhattan to get something beyond the pedestrian and commercial. Although Court St. Bakery in Carroll Gardens does have decent and tasty ices (RIP Monteleone's).

      1. There are two other places, aside from Louie G (which would be my first recommendation)--there's a Haagen Daaz on 7th and President (maybe Carroll? I can't remember)--but you already said you're avoiding that as an option, and Maggie Moo's, on 7th across from the grade school, b/w 1st/2nd. I've never ate there so I have no idea if they're good or not.

        1. What about Tempo Presto? They usually have several interesting flavors of gelato.

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          1. re: libraryhound

            Yes, yes, yes! The gelato at Tempo Presto is fabulous. I had a watermelon one the other day and it was out of this world. I'm guessing they make them there.

          2. Maggie Moo's is kind of gross, it's like eating processed sugar. Haagen Dazs on 7th and President is just plain overpriced and the staff needs to take a course on customer service. Louie G's isn't anything special. I usually just stick to Tasti D Lite (unlike Haagen Daaz they do not cough on my ice cream cone) or go buy a pint of good ice cream at Union Market.