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The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Ice Cream Shop$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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65 Bayard St New York, NY 10013
65 Bayard StreetUSNew YorkNew York10013
$Ice Cream ShopToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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The flavors range from familiar to exotic (like lychee) at this compact ice-cream shop.- Google
"I like the almond cookie and black sesame flavors."
"My plan was to swing by the ice cream shop and just grab a quick cup to go."
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Alex Ho
2 weeks ago
landmark in its own right. It's here you'll find all different flavors of ice cream from Green Tea and Lychee to Durian and Long An of course with the popular flavors of Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. What I like most about this place is the drawing of the Dragon that has never changed since it's over 30 years in business. Though it is certainly a place of interest for tourist, its just as frequented by Chinatown natives. Depending on season, I would say go anytime on weekdays or after 8p on weekends so the wait won't be so long. Mixing of flavors is highly recommended but if you choose a flavor such as green tea which has almost no sweet taste and can be bitter, then you'll want to let the cream slowly melt on your tongue instead continuously slurping. Simply put it, if you're curious but not certain of the taste, either ask for a sample or ask how it tastes. From what I've seen since Chinatown Ice Cream Factory has been very instrumental in popularizing ice cream flavors that are not so popular outside Asia. Keep up the good work and I'm confident they won't start making it more expensive than it has to be like HaagenDazs or Ben & Jerry for the sake of tourist.
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Jesi Mac Leod
a month ago
I love this teeny tiny places with amazing ice cream flavors, like lychee. The best are the chocolate Chip and the oreo options
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Richard Navarro
3 weeks ago
Amazing ice cream they have really inspired flavors that tasted amazing! I got the taro and the black bean both were amazing flavors!
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Julia Brown DeThomas
2 weeks ago
Cheap and delicious! 4 potstickers $1 Soup dumplings 10/3.00! And delicious.
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Lori Luo
3 months ago
Despite the many times that I've found myself in Chinatown, it took a while before I finally made my way into Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Maybe it's the allure of the several bubble tea shops lined up on the same street or that their tiny storefront is too easily passed by. Whatever the case, it's very much an institution in Chinatown (perhaps, even, all of New York City) and for good reason. There's not much by way of environment or decor as there's only enough space to enter, order an ice cream, and pay; during peak hours, the entire space can get packed with customers. Thankfully, on the chilly evening that I went, the venue was pretty much empty so we had enough leeway to skim through the available flavors and try a few samples. In the end, we decided on a large cup to share, with a scoop each of Black Sesame, Taro, and Pistachio. As a whole, the ice cream is superb. Light, creamy, and not overly sweetened, it's a perfect treat to end the evening with. I'll avoid touching on the Pistachio as it's not one of my favorite flavors (but some sacrifices must be made when sharing, especially dessert), but the other two flavors were quite the treat. The Taro a perfect testament to why this root vegetable should be sweetened and enjoyed as a dessert more often, while the Black Sesame brought back memories of eating Zhi Ma Hu, a sweet black sesame dessert, as a child; it's a nutty, fragrant, yet balanced flavor that will tempt you to return for another scoop or two.
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A Ng
2 months ago
Had the pandan and lychee favours, absolutely delicious. I expected it to be good, but it surprised me how good it was!
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Dave Insley
a month ago
This was a fantastic ice cream shop experience. I myself have tried their ice cream. I ate an ice cream cone with one scoop of zen butter and one scoop of black sesame ice cream. I had this cone dipped in rainbow sprinkles and it was glorious.
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Victor Seto
2 months ago
Best black sesame ice cream I've had. Any ice cream shop I go to that offers black sesame, I always get it and this place is my #1. Small shop tucked in the middle of Chinatown. Must have if you're in the area.