Very Bad Blogging

In my struggle effort to reach the coveted title of “semi-functioning adult,” I realized I’ve fallen into this hole of forgetting to carve out time for food adventures. Neglecting the blog and all of the wonderful things there are to eat in this world is the last thing I want to be doing, so I offer you some notes on three Manhattan spots that have taken the internet by storm. Let’s raise our desserts to making time to do what you love.

Milk & Cream Cereal BarLittle Italy

My old roommate and I actually stumbled upon Milk & Cream by accident, on a gray Saturday afternoon in May. It plays upon the success of Momofuku’s infamous and ever Instagram-worthy cereal milk ice cream, but on a major sugar high. If you go traditional, you’ll be allowed one cereal choice to blend into your ice cream and one topping, all in a cup or in a The Konery cone (As a heads up, the Birthday Cake Konery cone is pretty but is not a good choice.) If you’re fancier, go for a Signature Blend. No worries about the size of the line, the staff is totally on it!


Personal fav: Vanilla ice cream with Cinnamon Toast Crunch blended in, topped with chocolate chips *drools*.

DOGreenwich Village

DO now has adorable storefront Greenwich Village, after churning out edible, egg-less cookie dough from a kitchen in Kips Bay for quite a few years.

It’s sugary, creative, and actually feels kind of naughty… like you should be eating all of whatever you order before whomever used to bake cookies with you comes back to scold you for sticking your fingers in the raw dough and give you a lecture on the dangers of eating uncooked eggs. However, just like back in the day, one scoop is probably all you need, even without the raw eggs; it’s very dense. Prepare yourself for a minor food comatose shortly following.


When my friend Kendra comes to town, all we do is eat. So when she told me she wanted to find Eggloo, I knew it was going to be good.


And it was. It’s not fancy, just fun. You have your choice of bubble waffle and your choice of ice cream. Oh, and your topping limit is uncapped. Smother your whole life in mini M & M’s and chocolate Pocky while you can.



I’m not sure when ice cream became so trendy, but I don’t hate it.

New York City has become a hub for fancy ice cream parlors, including the ever-popular rolled ice cream, the rise of the bubble waffle (or egg waffle), and now a make-your-own at the table sort of situation. My thing is really that I probably don’t need to add to the already excessive amount of food pictures I have on my Instagram, so I’m more concerned about the way it tastes- which is why my ice cream parlor of choice is Oddfellows.

The flagship location is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, making it the obvious post-dinner stop (I dragged a friend along after dinner at Surf Bar…). They have a menu of 14 rotating flavors of ice cream and sorbet, along with the classics such as floats and sundaes, and a whole arsenal of other alcoholic treats and whimsical snacks.

They are happy to let you try whatever you’d like before making your choice. Concoctions such as Miso Cherry, Chorizo Caramel SwirlRaspberry Pink Peppercorn sorbet and Prosciutto Melon actually exist. On my last visit, we came just a few minutes before they were about to close, leaving little time to try everything, resulting in the Coffee Crunch ice cream cone of my dreams (Even their “good old standby” flavors are delectable!). Seriously, it’s been real hard to top my Oddfellows visit, even with just my simple one-scoop cone. Where else can you basically feel like you’re eating the best version of your morning cup of coffee?


Another Manhattan alternative, in case BK isn’t your speed: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. There’s less seating and less flavors to choose from, but the first flavor on the menu, Salted Caramel Pretzel, should quickly compensate for all of that.

Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.

175 Kent Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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