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12pm-12am Thurs-Sat

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12pm-12am Fri-Sa


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

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

1351 South Street
(between Broad Street & Juniper Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Bryan on Out on the Lanai Podcast
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ticket information

Goose Island Block Party
Sunday, June 12 2016
at Alla Spina Philadelphia

Philadelphia Great Chefs Event
Tuesday, June 14 2016
Ticket information

Mike Denison book signing
Cuter Than An Intrauterine - The #BeaADay Coloring Book
West Village location
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Details coming soon.

Windy City Smokeout
Friday July 15th - Saturday July 17th 2016
Ticket information


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.


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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.