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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
+1 212-533-9333
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  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing a show at the Barrow Street Theatre, I headed to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for dessert. The ice cream was delicious. I highly recommend the “salty pimp”, vanilla ice cream in a cone with carmel infused and then dipped in chocolate....More

Thank cas250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t realize 2 stores existed and I ended up at the one on 7th today. The ice cream was good, however, the employee was rude and didn’t like me asking any questions. Definitely my worst experience in nyc, and I’m not certain if I...More

Thank Foodie240
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We were going to another ice cream spot but my granddaughters liked the storefront and wanted to check it out. They devoured the smooth ice cream on large cones with chocolate coating on the ice cream. It’s not my favorite style of ice cream but...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Went here after reading good reviews about it, and it was a lovely sunny day. Ice cream was tasty and I loved my salty pimp, but my husband thought it was just a fancy mr whippy and nothing special. He had lemon cheesecake and thought...More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

An employee was cleaning out the front step when I was walking to find the restaurant. They had quite a few options, but I was set on trying their Salty Pimp. It was a vanilla soft serve, dipped in chocolate, and a salted caramel drizzle....More

Thank Marcus v
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Lovely ice cream and you get such a generous helping. Nice clean shop. Would recommend if your are in the area.

Thank macleod2017
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Stopped here for an ice cream. It was pretty quiet... it was below freezing outside so I don't think ice cream was on everyone's food list that day! Staff were friendly and service was quick. My partner went for the hot fudge sundae which he...More

1  Thank luffie
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

It’s all about the topping and soft serve. I had the hot fudge sundae and it was very good. There were other novel toppings like speculos and Nutella. Would try again.

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Maybe it was the fact that I ordered a chocolate sundae and nothing too fancy but it wasn't anything special. It tasted similar to the one you can get at McDonald's. Maybe I'll have to try something else but man, the prices are steep!

Thank alexandriareviews
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Their best seller, the salty pimp, is just soft-serve ice cream (they only have vanilla/ chocolate/swirl) with some salt, caramel drizzle & cochleae dip. Nothing special at all. Ice Cream was bland and the chocolate dip was tasteless. I threw 1/2 of mine away. Stick...More

Thank Christine M
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Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5748
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-9333
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