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slush puppy in new york - does it exist?

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lisabnyc May 30, 2007 08:28 AM

i know we have slurpees at 7-11, but i am having a serious craving for a slush puppy...has anyone ever seen a machine for this anywhere? i will travel....far.

Thanks!

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    moymoy May 30, 2007 10:36 AM

    I haven't seen a Slush Puppy machine in ages. It did exist in NYC back in the late 80s, early 90s for sure. Not sure if it's still around.

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      elizabeththinks May 30, 2007 11:03 AM

      do some mr. softee's sell these?

      1. Midtown Jimmi May 30, 2007 11:15 AM

        The only Slush Puppies I used to have were at Dresen's in East Hampton in the 80s. Large round ice crystals, right? Some of the Clearview Cinemas in Manhattan have Icees. Though, might I suggest you check out Quickly on Grand, just east of Bowery? It's an Asian slush drink chain which is quite good. Nothing like the texture of a SP, but lots of flavors, very tasty.

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          kellyc96 May 30, 2007 01:35 PM

          I used to get them all the time at nothing-special deli in Astoria on 31st Ave and 34 th St. I was in there last week and they still have the machine.

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            memling May 30, 2007 09:06 PM

            I am almost sure that I have seen Slush Puppies on offer at the Last Stop grocery on the NW corner of Isham and Broadway. Take the A to 207th (last stop) and exit by the front of the train.

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              queenseats May 31, 2007 08:28 AM

              I know of a couple of places in Queens that have the REAL Slush Puppy. The snack shack by the tennis courts at Alley Pond Park has them (located on Winchester Blvd & Union Turnpike) -- just saw the sign last week. There are also some bodegas/grocery stores that have Slush Puppies -- there is one in Richmond Hill, Queens at the corner of Myrtle Ave & Park Lane South across from Forest Park. Gotta love the stuff!

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