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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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Lori Luo
a month 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
a month 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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Victor Seto
a month 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.
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TianTian Eats
5 months ago
My plan was to swing by the ice cream shop and just grab a quick cup to go. I did not expect to awkwardly loiter around the cramped shop corner for a whole HOUR JIZZING over my three cups of black sesame/lychee/taro/red bean (it didn't really taste like red bean but still good). Little girls behind the counter must've thought I just escaped from fat camp jail.
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Jesi Mac Leod
a week 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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Dave Insley
2 weeks 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.
Manuel I.
4 months ago
This is a small ice cream shop in the middle of chinatown. I hear that it's famous ,in a tourist kind of way... don't know much about that. They have some interesting flavors like lychee, but they also have all the usual flavors (chocolate, vanilla, etc...). I had banana and chocolate on a cone. It was $7.50... I think it's a little overpriced for ice cream. The service was quick and friendly. The ice cream was good, but nothing out of this world.
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Andy Lee
3 months ago
So many different flavors, and they're all so good! A pretty small place inside, so more of a "get your ice cream and go" type of place. Homemade ice cream that's kind of creamy, overall a great place!