My Upper West Pick of the Month: Screme Gelato Bar

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

screme-gelato-bar-logoscreme-gelato-bar-foodEach month, My Upper West chooses an Upper West Side business as Pick of the Month.  These businesses are part of what makes our neighborhood great, and we highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet had the chance.  This month’s pick is Screme Gelato Bar, the gelato spot that opened a location on Broadway between 69th and 70th last July.  Click through to read more about Screme Gelato Bar.

Originating in Israel in the form of Aldo kosher gelato, Screme came to the U.S. with a location at Madame Tussaud’s in Times Square.  The second location on the Upper West Side is likely one NYC addition of many to come, as the creamy gelato gets rave reviews on Yelp.  The tiny store rotates their 5,000 (yes, that’s five thousand) flavors daily, with certain popular flavors appearing regularly.  The friendly staff is often hanging outside the store to give out free samples, which inevitably draws in customers, an important thing while the little store remains hidden under the block’s scaffolding.

The gelato itself is remarkably creamy, with a giant scoop in a $5  cup (the “small” size) tasting rich to the last bite.  Screme gelato, like most gelatos, is lower in fat than traditional ice cream.  But don’t let a “lower fat” label fool you… the treats are far from the fro-yo or watered-down light ice cream world.  Try a popular flavor like Ferrero Rocher or Nutella, or opt for a unique flavor like Fig & Tequila, Mojito, or Cinnamon Cookie Dough.  The shop is open daily at 11:00 am, so stop by in what is sure to be a toasty month to cool off with a yummy gelato.  In the meantime, read more about the Screme name at their website.

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