I’ve been a fan of Ronnybrook since 2000 when I started going to the farmers’ market on 98th street. Love everything they do but especially the creme fraiche, mango yogurt drink, and the ice cream. My favorite is ginger, but chocolate will also do! Ronnybrook ice cream strikes the perfect balance of sweetness, richness, and flavor.
Another find at Buenos Aires Bakery in Jackson Heights, Queens: the Chicken Empanadas. The filling was mostly dark meats, left in big chunks, and the dough was thin, baked through, and with a pleasant bite. The light in the picture was not the greatest because the bakery had painted windows, but trust me, the empanada is great, and so is the sandwich the migas. I can’t wait to go back and see what else they have.
We left the Union Square playground with the intention of getting a cookie at City Bakery but were detained by the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck at the corner of 17th Street. We waited a good 15 minutes in line for a Salty Pimp treat — vanilla ice cream with dulce de leche, sea salt, dipped in chocolate — because every little treat they serve seems to be painstakingly crafted by loving hands and served with a big charming smile. I loved the salty caramel thing, and the chocolate was delicious. I only wish it weren’t soft serve ice cream.