The Sunday Times
Doug, the owner of Manhattan’s campiest old-school ice cream van, used to be a bassoonist. Then, with his partner, Bryan, he discovered the joys of Salty Pimp (vanilla soft serve covered with dulce de leche, chocolate and sea salt) and less conventional toppings such as curried coconut and wasabi pea dust. They serve them up to the East Village hipsters in Union Square.
Follow that truck: Open on warm days, spring to autumn, on the corner of Broadway and 17th Street, but check www.twitter.com/biggayicecream. A year-round offshoot has opened at 125 East 7th Street.