Posts Tagged ‘Big Gay Ice Cream’
In case you haven’t heard, the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in the West Village recently started serving breakfast. Not omelettes and stuff like that, but a line of pastries from La Newyorkina and Dough, and fresh coffee.
La Newyorkina was a Vendy Award Finalist in 2011 for her scrumptious Mexican paletas, but Fany is also an accomplished baker. Just listen to this lineup from last Friday morning, when we stopped by on our way to the office.
Empanadas with guava jelly and cheese, blood orange donuts, cinnamon butterflies, and the two items we ordered.
That would be the Big Gay Ice Cream retail empire, who just opened their 2nd store at 61 Grove St (corner of 7th Ave South) in the West Village.
After starting out with an ice cream truck several years ago near Union Square, the two-time Vendy Award finalist opened a store in the summer of 2011 in the East Village. The new location is within shouting distance of the birthplace of the gay rights movement, the Stonewall Inn.
The store is still a work-in-progress, with much of the signage still to come. Doug promises that one of the windows will be outrageous. We’re guessing unicorns, but who knows what they’ll be doing. We can only imagine. The fabricator is located in Red Hook, so you can understand why there have been delays.