The BEST: Gelato in Manhattan
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:06 AM
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The Village Voice's food blog, Fork in the Road, went out to find the 10 best gelati in New York City (available at retail, so stop screaming about Otto's gelato!). Their winner is the one I've always liked best too (even when it was in its teeny shop next to the Tenement Museum) - Laboratorio del Gelato.
I'm wondering - what's with "the best"? Is there an absolute standard for gelato? In which case it's just a scientific or chemical analysis you want?
Personally I keep wanting to fall for various local shops, and Laboratorio del Gelato is excellent but totally inconvenient, closed the last two times I was nearby, and nothing special when you buy it in the frozen case at Murray's or Gourmet Garage.The stuff from Philly (Capogiro) has been very very good when I've had it at various restaurants, most of whom now seem to prefer to serve their own homemade but inferior product. But in the Village I mostly find myself getting hungry for the Bacio at Grom. I feel guilty, because it's an international chain, but it's delicious. Is it the best? For my palate, in my three block radius, yes.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:11 AM
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