Best Hot Fudge Sundae in New York
I need to find the best hot fudge sundae in New York (Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan preferred) to soothe my mama's heart. My brother and sister are moving far away and I'm looking for a post-airport food therapy sundae.
Oh, dear. Try Big Daddy's Diner on Park Ave So. (Manhattan) for a kitschy time warp with a great menu of all the comfort foods you can possibly think of. I should warn you that I have never actually had a sundae there, but I have been tempted every time I see one (I always give in and get a milkshake- some of the best I ever tasted) .... and you'll be surrounded by all sorts of food- and tv-related memorabilia to distract you. It's a cheerful, pick-me-up kind of place. If you do go, try the Big Daddy Sundae-- oreos, hot fudge and marshmallow fluff- and let me know if its worth it!
Anopoli in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!
Its a time warp, except there's no irony. Its an old school neighborhood coffee shop that also specializes in (store-made) ice cream. Sundaes are great there! No reddi-whip, real whipped cream. The last time I went, I sat at the counter and the guy asked if it was alright with me if he made my banana split "a little different, my special way." The only difference I could discern was that the banana was cut in chunks instead of split, but I think I detected a hint of *love* when I tasted it.
3rd Ave near 69th St., Crooklyn.
Junior's (of the cheeecake fame) makes a very good hot fudge sundae, both in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
It's not really a place you can just walk in and get a dessert on a whim, but Peter Luger's has a delicious old-fashioned hot fudge sundae.