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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
"My personal favorites are Black Sesame, Red Bean and Lychee flavors."
"I tried the durian, Thai tea, and sesame peanut butter flavors."
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D Nguyễn
a month ago
If in Chinatown on a hot NYC summer day there is nowhere better than here. The small tight ice-cream parlour offers some to the best ice cream flavors Asian style. Nowhere in the city will you find Lychee sorbet/ice cream or durian flavors except here (my two favorite flavors). The service is quick unless you are one of those annoying tourist who can’t decide and just stand there hold up everyone in line. Ice cream, ice cream everyone screams for ice cream!
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Alex Ho
2 months 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
3 months ago
I love this teeny tiny places with amazing ice cream flavors, like lychee. The best are the chocolate Chip and the oreo options
A Ng
4 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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Jasmine Knowles
a month ago
I got the red bean (not too sweet but also not too flavorful) as well as the pandan (SO GOOD). My friend got the lychee (so good) and the green tea (also so good, not too strong or sweet). Staff were so helpful and friendly and let us sample more than a few.
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Lori Luo
5 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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Dave Insley
3 months 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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Richard Navarro
3 months ago
Amazing ice cream they have really inspired flavors that tasted amazing! I got the taro and the black bean both were amazing flavors!