Standard East Hotel Pushes Ice Cream Cart Out Front


In this case, the under-scoop was PB&J.

In our quest to bring you the best eats from the five boroughs and beyond, Fork in the Road misses things right under our collective noses. In this case, it’s a humble ice cream cart with some of the best in the East Village — and that includes a lot of ice-cream-eating opportunities.

Cart in foreground; hotel in background

Last summer, the cart was parked at the Standard Hotel in the MePa, and operated only Friday through Sunday. This summer, the cart is parked in the front courtyard of the Standard East, just across Cooper Square from the Voice offices. And now the cart is open for business every day from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. — till the end of the summer, at least.

The schedule of flavors is blessedly short, as befits the small size of the cart. The ice cream is available in one- or two-scoop ($3 and $5, respectively) cups and cones. Fork in the Road checked out Vanilla Bean and Peanut Butter & Jelly. The product was creamier than most ice creams, and we liked the vanilla but loved the PB&J, which has an unusual texture something like the inside of a Butterfinger.

Other flavors: Cookies ‘n’ Cream and Raspberry Sorbet.

Kind of refreshing to not have to pick from dozens of ice cream choices.

The over-scoop is Vanilla Bean.

The Standard, East Village
25 Cooper Square

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