Written by By Ally Goodner
One of the most unusual things about Ice Cream Parlor New York — an “ice cream history” that allows diners to visit a time machine before them — is just how much old school mentality they have brought to their parlor.
The restaurant is different from other ice cream parlors, because their parlor is not specific to New York City. The parlor features seven time periods that explain how New York City has changed over the decades, including one of the bygone decades of the 1920s.
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Outside of the parlor, a cannon sits at the front of the shop. With the cannon in one hand, one can place a cone under the eye of a small figure that sits on top. When the cone makes contact with the figure, the cone explodes.
This cannon is only one of many surprises in store.
Inside, though, the parlor is run in a non-co-op style with communal benches and communal tables.
Allison Frances Spillner founded Ice Cream Parlor New York after years of testing new ice cream recipes in her home.
In addition to its time capsule look, the parlor has a product that looks like the real thing.
That product is Strawberry Sunrise, which sits on top of a metal base on a skateboard. Other skateboard surfaces are found in the shop.
After a meal, you can go on your own skates for a trip back to your past.
The grand opening of Ice Cream Parlor New York took place on July 4, 2011. The Parlor has grown tremendously since then.
Around 3.3 million customers have passed through the shop’s doors since it opened in 2011.
Ice Cream Parlor New York is located at 66 Varick Street in Manhattan, NY, 10014. For more information, visit its website .