Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Unlike 10 Below, Van Leeuwen is about the ice cream rather than the toppings. Like all good food concepts, it started out of a yellow truck that I used to see in the Meatpacking District. Soon their artisanal blends became too popular and they needed to expand. They make Classic scoops (fresh milk and cream, cane sugar and egg yolks) and Vegan scoops (cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter and organic carob bean), choose your poison. The flavors vary and include traditional flavors as well as sophisiticated ones such as Earl Grey Tea and Passion Fruit Layer Cake. Try to save a little more room!