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“Salty toppings WOW”

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
Ranked #84 of 438 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: West Village
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Neighborhood: West Village
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Salty toppings WOW”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The twist of this place is the totally different kinds of toppings.
Many are salty and they even have olive oil and salt or pretzels.
Expect a line in the evening but the wait is rather short and worth it.

Thank YM2000
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“Sweet! ”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Great American ice cream. Unique combinations of flavors, like chocolate fudge with pretzels chips and grounded salt. Lots of frosting. Very nice staff.

Thank Ronengal
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ice cream!”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited on 6/8/2014

Popped in for an ice cream while on a business trip to NYC.

I avoid dairy, but my wife was more than happy to take the plunge. This place has it all, and it's nice to see that they've expanded their menu (flavors, dishes, toppings, etc.) since our last visit.

The line was crazy long, but it's fun to see everyone enjoying their ice cream. Plus, lots of interesting folk visiting, including both tourists and locals.

Glad to see this place doing so well, as we can remember when it was just a tuck and we'd have to find it via the owner's Twitter handle.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Thomas L
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Florence, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Salted Pimp was legit! It's vanilla soft-serve ice cream with drizzled caramel and sea salt. It was topped off with a hard chocolate shell. The girl at the door told us that in this location, they serve between 400-700 cones per day!

There is a line out the door, but it moves fast. Well worth the wait!

Visited August 2014
Thank JackieDMT
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“If gay means happy we were!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife saw this on her homepage a week or so before we were going to NYC. Who doesn't like Ice cream so we checked it out. What makes this soft serve special are the toppings. All I can say is they have unique mixtures but was very good and would go back. The place was packed!

Visited August 2014
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