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Aug 1, 2009 02:40 PM

Egg Cream Round-up

OK-when I need a chocolate egg cream (if you don't know what it is, don't bother responding) I hit Gem Spa, Veselka, Katz's, Yonah Shimmel's, Ray's on Ave A, Soda Shop on Chambers and I just had a good one at HB Burger. Any other decent egg creams around town?

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  1. An excellent egg cream can be had at Russ and Daughters although I have not been able to get one in the winter so it may be seasonal for them! It is hands down better than Yonah's and when I'm at Katz's I only get Cel-Ray. Good luck hunting...

    1. Junior's on 45th, off B'way. I had an excellent egg cream in the take-out area.

      1. Do any of them go old school and offer a pretzel rod with it?

        Which egg cream is your absolute favorite?

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        1. re: CornflakeGirl

          Ray's On Ave A-I love the coffee egg cream and the chocolate one too--the vanilla is good too--Rays rocks.

        2. Believe it or not, Soup Burg on Lexington Ave at 77 Street makes an excellent chocolate egg cream, as good as any I got in the old neighborhood in the 1950's.

          1. eisenbergs is great...i just go with the lime rickey there unfortunately.

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            1. re: sam1

              The one egg cream I had at Eisenberg's was very poor. And the one I tried at Crif Dogs was even worse. Horrible!

              1. re: sam1

                I would add Eisenberg's to the egg cream approved list.

                1. re: sam1

                  I agree with eisenbergs. It was a staple for me every day when I worked around the corner.

                  1. re: sam1

                    Make that four for Eisenberg's.