Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
“The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is located at 125 East 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A. The shop features Big Gay Ice Cream’s full menu (including signature cups/cones, sundaes, shakes, and floats), daily specials, and select BGIC merchandise — plus an array of items from Melt Bakery, La Newyorkina, Oslo Coffee, Danny Macaroons, Bacon Marmalade, Treats Truck, and more.
Big Gay Ice Cream began as the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, a summer experiment by founders Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff that began rolling the streets of New York City in June 2009. Described by The Village Voice as “a cross between Mister Softee and Mario Batali” the menu combines traditional soft-serve ice cream with imaginative toppings such as wasabi pea dust, Nilla Wafers, Dulce de Leche, olive oil and sea salt, and other rotating offerings. These are dispensed the way ice cream should be — with humor and good cheer. With this playful attitude, BGIC spins a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique toppings that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele.”