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Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the first time I have rated an establishment so poorly. I brought my husband to the Rivington St store to celebrate his birthday with a King Kong banana split. We waited 45 minutes and paid $26.13 on credit card. After sitting for 10...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank CJW21
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

 I don’t say this lightly, but this was probably the best ice cream I’ve ever had. They have two locations. Both have long lines, but it’s worth the wait. Their location in West Houston is bigger and has more selection, but both offer an incredible...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The flow of this ice cream shop is super strange...you wait in line forever, to get samples, then order and pay, THEN you have to cut back through that line to wait FOREVER for your ice cream and then cut back through that line to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ngrubbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I get that this place is popular however 1. We were greeted by a very rude young lady behind the counter 2. For such a busy place it seems silly we can’t see the ice cream and the scoopers are continually opening tubs and putting...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Twigstock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following a youtubers advise we decided to visit this ice cream parlor. Excellent idea this was an amazing tasteful experience. It’s not you ordinary vanilla, chocolate, etc you know the drill. I am talking Banana Agave, Cinnamon Whiskey and Vanilla bourbon. Combinations I never heard...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Waited 40 minutes for two scoops , sat inside with my 80 year old mother and was told to move by the waitstaff then when I explained my mother wasn’t feeling well he continued to yell at us , then he used profanity! After spending...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Step through time into an ice cream parlor like the 1950’s. Strange combinations of flavors that work deliciously. I tried the durian/banana ice cream. Durian is a spikey Asian fruit that smells like there’s a gas leak in the stove top, and tastes like slightly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank godwellc
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Waited 30 minutes in line as the place is small and had about 2 staff taking orders and scooping ice cream. The ice cream itself however was delicious (although on the pricey side). Had the so strawberry passionfruit, green tea pistachio, and burnt sage flavours...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank sarahO6382XT
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We tried our two samples on a sunny Saturday afternoon (2pm). No line, no complaint. I found service quite good despite tourist-y location. Then we went crazy and ordered: - Morgenstein’s - Lion Heart - Mango sorbet - macadamia praliné banana - mascarpone salted hazelnuts....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Benjamin-traveler
Reviewed May 24, 2019

A friend took us to Morgenstern's to try their famous Ice Cream. I worked in the #3 Ice Cream establishment in the World (according to National Geographic) so I enjoy trying various homemade ice creams wherever I travel. While the ice cream quality and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Samuel S
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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