The Most Popular Ice Cream in New York City

Quick, before it melts!


New York City in the summer is epic in every way possible. That's if you don't count the whiffs of unidentifiable odors that fill the air every few blocks, the occasional anonymous random rain drops leaking AC units from apartment building windows above you, the suffocatingly scorching subway platforms...

If you can overlook all of those (very) minor deceptions, you can focus on the important stuff: finding the best ice cream concoction you'll ever eat in your life to beat the heat. New Yorkers are so spoiled because not only are the parlors plentiful, but they're some of the best spots in the country. And in typical Big Apple bratty fashion, it must be said: the options are paralyzing.

There are countless sweet ways to take respite from the often unbearable temperatures that can be experienced in the dead of the dog days. But how does one choose which cooling cone spot to go for? We identified 10 popular parlors and ranked them in order of popularity according to their respective Instagram geo-tags.

Ready, set, lick!

1. Morgenstern's
Morgenstern's Ice Cream most popular ice cream in New York City

The Lower East Side's Morgenstern's popularity knowns know no bounds: it comes in at #1 with its location tag reaching of over 11.5 million users in the last 4 weeks. That's a lot of ice cream.

2. Ice & Vice
Ice & Vice most popular ice cream in New York City

Ice & Vice comes in 2nd place, their location tag having reached almost 4 million in the past 4 weeks.

3. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
*This is for their East Village location. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop most popular ice cream in New York City

The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop's most popular location is their East Village flagship, reaching over 2.5 million users in the past 4 weeks.

4. Eggloo
Eggloo most popular ice cream in New York City

These super original ice cream concoctions are winning big on Insta, reaching almost 2 million users with their geo-tag in 4 weeks.

5. Sundaes and Cones
Sundaes and Cones most popular ice cream in New York City

Pastel scoops will bring Instagram users to yard, 'nuff said. 1.6 million impressions and counting from the geo-tag alone.

6. Davey's Ice Cream
Davey's Ice Cream most popular ice cream in New York City

Banana splits are as fun to take pics of as they are to eat. The proof: 1.1 million impressions in the last 4 weeks alone.

7. OddFellows
OddFellows most popular ice cream in New York City

This parlor known for its - you guessed it - odd flavors is a huge win with foodies. Aka Instagrammers. Over 1 million geo-tag impressions in the last 4 weeks.

8. Van Leeuwen
*This is for their East Village location. Van Leeuwen most popular ice cream in New York City

Nothing beats artisanal ice cream with creative flavors on a hot summer day. That's what Van Leeuwen will get you.

9. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory most popular ice cream in New York City

It's no wonder this place gets a ton of UGC from its geo-tag. Just check out the setting, whoa.

10. 10 Below
10 Below most popular ice cream in New York City

This original frozen treat concept is a new ice cream trend and it's hella photogenic. We have a feeling those geo-tag impressions will climb in tandem with the mercury as summer makes headway.


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