Best Reason to Go to Staten Island - 2013
Egger's Ice Cream Parlor
Ice cream experiences this authentic are increasingly rare in a time when crooners stab at mounds of frozen dessert with paddles. Frozen in time like the numerous tubs that fill its freezer, not much has changed since the doors to Egger's Ice Cream Parlor opened nearly 75 years ago, including most of its ice cream recipes. We're particularly into the fudgy cookies and cream and generously loaded vanilla peanut butter swirl. This is dense stuff, rich on the palate with a smooth finish, and best enjoyed in classic soda-fountain fashion as part of a massive banana split or in a thick, frothy milkshake with an extra scoop on the side.