HOURS AND LOCATIONS

ALL BGIC SHOPS
12pm-10pm Sun-Weds
12pm-12am Thurs-Sat

  

EAST VILLAGE
125 East 7th Street
(between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
New York NY 10009
212.533.9333 

WEST VILLAGE
61 Grove Street
(at Seventh Avenue South)
New York NY 10014
212.414.0222 

PHILADELPHIA - Opening TBA
521 South Broad Street
Philidelphia, PA 19147
Read this article for info

LOS ANGELES - Opening TBA
124 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.265.7636
Read this article for info 

 

EVENTS

* Big Gay Ice Cream Book Tour *

We are happy to announce the following dates and cities have been scheduled for our book tour. Full details and updates will be announced shortly.


April 27 (Monday) New York City 
The Strand 7pm
With special guest Stacy London
Click for information and tickets


April 28 (Tuesday) New York City
BOOK PUBLISHES!
National TV appearance TBA 


April 29 (Wednesday) Jersey City
Carrino Provisions 7pm-9pm
With special guest Dale Talde
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April 30 (Thursday) Philadelphia
Juniper Commons 6pm-8pm
With special guest Kevin Sbraga 
Click for information and tickets 


May 1 (Friday) Seattle
Book Larder 6:30pm-8pm
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Q&A and signing
 

May 2 (Saturday) San Francisco
TBA 


May 3 (Sunday) San Francisco
Omnivore Books 3pm-4pm
With special guest Jake Godby of Humphry Slocombe
Q&A and signing

May 4 (Monday) Los Angeles
TBA


May 5 (Tuesday) Los Angeles
TBA 


May 6 (Wednesday) and May 7 (Thursday) Los Angeles
Fast Company FC/LA Creativity Counter-Conference
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Use code "SAVE100" for discount

 

May 9 (Saturday) Montreal
Appetite for Books
Demo, Q&A, Signing
Information and tickets TBA

Joe Beef
Dessert Take-Over
Information and Times TBA


May  10 (Sunday) Montreal
Gema Pizzeria 12pm-3pm
Dessert Take-Over


May 11 (Monday) Toronto
Terroir Hospitality Symposium
http://www.terroirsymposium.com



May 12 (Tuesday) Toronto
Lisa Marie & Fidel Gastro 6-8pm
Dinner and Bingo
Click for ticket information


* Future cities and events to be announced throughout the summer. 

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April 13 (Monday) 8pm-12am
Doug is a guest on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, WFMU

April 28 (Tuesday)
Big Gay Ice Cream Book hits stores and our book tour begins

May 11 (Monday) 7am-6pm
Big Gay Ice Cream will be presenting at the Terroir Hospitality Symposium.
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Toronto ON

June 9 (Tuesday) 6pm-9pm
The Great Chefs Event benefitting Alex's Lemonade Stand
Philadelphia Navy Yard 

ALI FORNEY CENTER

Big Gay Ice Cream proudly supports the Ali Forney Center, which has been making a difference by rescuing homeless LBGTQ youth from the streets and placing them into safe environments since 2002. They are currently expanding their facilities to include the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residential supportive housing facility in the East Village. For more information, please click here.

CATERING

Currently not booking any catering work. 

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About

 

Throughout their years living in New York City, Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff had always focused on their respective careers — until they got themselves a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Their seasonal truck debuted in June 2009, and since then, the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has become a New York favorite. With a playful attitude, Big Gay Ice Cream spins a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique ice creams, toppings, and frozen treats that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele.

To help bring rainbow sprinkles and Salty Pimps to ice cream lovers year-round, the first Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opened in September 2011 in New York City’s East Village, followed by a West Village location in December 2012.

In June 2012, Dessert Professional featured Big Gay Ice Cream in their 10 best ice cream parlors in the U.S. issue. Then in May 2013, The Daily Beast and USA Today ranked Big Gay Ice Cream as the #5 best ice cream parlor in the world - the highest ranked U.S. ice cream parlor on the list.

Big Gay Ice Cream changed the game of soft-serve in March 2013 when they replaced their original ice cream and launched an all new proprietary ice cream developed in collaboration with Ronnybrook Farm Dairy. Their new soft-serve has been called “awesome” by the press and places Big Gay Ice Cream as one of “New York’s ice cream powerhouses--not only for what they do with ice cream, but for the ice cream itself.”

Currently, Douglas and Bryan are focusing on growing the Big Gay Ice Cream brand. After two successful pop-ups on the West Coast, Big Gay Ice Cream will open its first shop outside of Manhattan in the revitalized downtown section of Los Angeles in Spring 2014. 

In addition to all of that, the pair are also finishing their first cookbook. Big Gay Ice Cream Book will be published in Spring 2015 by Clarkson Potter.

Big Gay Ice Cream has been featured in numerous domestic and international publications, as well as TV and radio programs on network television, Cooking Channel, Food Network, VH-1, and more, in addition to featured guests on The Rachael Ray Show and contributors to Unique Sweets.