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yoyoma25 Sep 29, 2006 05:07 AM

is cones the best?

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  1. wleatherette RE: yoyoma25 Sep 29, 2006 01:55 PM

    il laboratorio del gelato, on orchard below delancey. amazingly delicious.

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      breadnchocolate RE: yoyoma25 Sep 30, 2006 07:24 PM

      chinatown ice cream factory makes their own absolutely delicious ice cream - on bayard near mott/mulberry.

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        Peter Cherches RE: breadnchocolate Oct 2, 2006 07:39 PM

        I'm a big fan too, especially: lychee, ginger, almond cookie, cherry pistachio & mocha chip. They make ice cream, not gelato. Cones is excellent too, but it's gelato. Two different things, despite the similarities. I think the best gelato I've had recently was from the cart at Osteria del Circo (summer only). Mario Batali's gelato seems more like American ice cream to me.

        I was very sad when Peter's on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn closed some years ago. Their ice cream was amazing.


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          breadnchocolate RE: Peter Cherches Dec 11, 2006 05:54 PM

          i know - pete's was amazing - and a great place to sit and spend some time too - which unfortunately you can't do at chinatown ice cream factory!

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            Peter Cherches RE: Peter Cherches Dec 12, 2006 11:52 AM

            A couple of subsequent visits to Cones would make me revise my "excellent" comment. I've found a number of the flavors quite underwhelming, and I don't think the overall quality warrants its lofty reputation, and certainly not its price tag. I also feel Batali's gelato is overrated, though it's better than Cones. I'm sticking with Osteria del Circo as the best Italian-style I've had in NY.

        2. jenniebnyc RE: yoyoma25 Dec 12, 2006 08:22 PM

          Manhattan Fruitier. Can't say enough about it. Try the banana lace...out of this world

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            frankbooth RE: yoyoma25 Dec 23, 2006 01:13 AM

            brooklyn ice cream factory under brooklyn bridge is most excellent

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              KateC. RE: yoyoma25 Dec 30, 2006 04:47 PM

              If you want some pretty authentic Italian-style gelato, try the Tarallucci e Vino bakery and cafe on the corner of 10th St. and 1st or 2nd Aves. They make it only in the summer.

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                AlexGates RE: yoyoma25 Dec 31, 2006 06:11 AM

                Cold Stone makes good enough cake batter that I just order it plain. Also, Otto makes great Olive Oil gelato. They put sea salt on it and it makes it even better.

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