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picklesister Oct 30, 2007 08:04 PM

Help! My favorite neighborhood soft-serve Mary's Dairy just closed! Where in the East Village can I get my (preferably low-cal) fix?? Tasti D-Lite is so horrendous...

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    kathryn RE: picklesister Oct 30, 2007 08:16 PM

    Ray's on Avenue A and 7th?

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/38859...

    1. thesu RE: picklesister Oct 30, 2007 08:40 PM

      Darn, Mary's Dairy was good! Ben & Jerry's on 3 Ave. is pretty good. Bam! has softserve, but I don't know how good it is.

      1. bolletje RE: picklesister Nov 1, 2007 08:23 AM

        It's not low calorie...but Ray's is the best! I love his malted milk shakes and the pistachio soft serve. Also, lime rickies and cherry-lime rickies too...

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          marlie202 RE: bolletje Nov 1, 2007 06:12 PM

          Ray's is the best-his egg creams are the best too-my favorite is coffee

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          WIAlex RE: picklesister Nov 1, 2007 07:09 PM

          There are many places in the neighborhood that make their own ice cream:

          Sundaes-10th off Third
          Cones-the best one Bleecker across from Matt Umnanov
          Forgot the Name Ave B between 13th and 14th
          Australia-St marks off A (not made on premisies)
          Il Laboratorio de Gelato-very good Orchard Street

          1. sing me a bar RE: picklesister Nov 2, 2007 09:23 AM

            B&J's soft serve lo-cal is a bit sweeter than Mary's Dairy's, which was airier. I am a bit of a devotee of this type of ice cream and Ben & Jerry's is pretty much the best. I'll miss Mary's. What do I do with my ten frequent buyer hole punch cards now?

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