The self-proclaimed sweet tooth that I am had to find the best ice-cream in the city, and I might just have, the day I stumbled upon Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream shop on 7th street and 2nd avenue. This a-bit-of-a-mouth-full Brooklyn native brand "celebrates ingredients perfected by nature, not science", and I could not agree more! It's a rare thing in the food industry these days and I love the fact that they also have a range of vegan flavors made with coconut and cashew milk. I was lucky enough to try their BananaNut, SaltedCaramel and Chocolate vegan flavors. They are all, of course, to die for, on top of being Gluten, Soy and GMO Free.
Their NYC truck is still in Winter hibernation but watch out for it in Soho as Spring (hopefully) rolls over (soon) ~ I've spotted it on Greene and Prince street a few times...