The weather in New York right now doesn’t really leave us craving ice-cream, however Van Leeuwen’s new artisan ice cream shop in the West Village might change that! The shop, which started as an ice-cream truck in 2008, will offer all the classic and vegan flavors that are made in Greenpoint, as well as milkshakes, sundaes, pastries and Toby’s Estate coffee. There are still trucks in NYC and LA as well as existing shops in the East Village, Boerum Hill and Greenpoint.
The new outpost will also have its very own new and exclusive flavors: Cookies & Cream, Toasted Coconut, Orange Blossom Shortbread Pistachio, Milk Chocolate with Marcona Almonds, and Sichuan Peppercorn With Cherry Compote (wow). Laura O’Neill, co-owner of the shop with both Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen states, ‘We’ve always wanted to be a part of the West Village — it’s obviously so charming.’
A large flagship store in Williamsburg is also in the works which is scheduled to open by end of March. LA will also be opening two brick-and-mortar shops in the near future. O’Neill believes, ‘It’s only a matter of time before we expand to the rest of the country.” For now, stop by the West Village shop tomorrow between 1 and 4 p.m. for $1 scoops! For more information and pictures of the ice-cream, click here.