Every fancy ice cream shop has their thing. Some places serve just the classic flavors. Others will top yours with fairy tears if you pay enough for it. Others are trying to make hip ice cream a thing you eat in Swedish spa-looking shops. Ample Hills is none of those things. What it is, however, is a joyful place to get made-in-Brooklyn ice cream in seriously creative flavors you actually want to eat. They originally got famous for their “crack caramel,” which is basically saltines, caramel, and chocolate mixed together in a way that, as you might guess from the name, makes it impossible to stop eating. Be careful.
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Ode to Babel
Ode to Babel is a little bar/venue that feels like a living room. It’s a good place for a relatively quiet drink in Prospect Heights.
Tom’s is a Brooklyn classic for breakfast and lunch since 1936. You know what’s kept them in business for so long? Free stuff. That, and really good sausage.
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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Visiting the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is an iconic ice cream experience that every New Yorker and tourist alike needs to have.
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Berg'n is a big indoor beer garden/food court from the people who brought you Smorgasburg. It's good for groups, and they have full bar.
Silver Rice does fast-casual sushi and sushi bowls in Prospect Heights. Stop by for a good, quick meal.
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies is a spot by the water in Red Hook that specializes in - you guessed it - key lime pie.
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