I woke up to read the headline “World Markets down sharply” and started feeling the beginnings of agita, so I decided to keep this post SUPER light (not that this blog usually features hard hitting news) and write about something that I find super comforting–Ice Cream.
While a scoop of chocolate ice cream is always a nice treat and a classic standby, when I really want to indulge I go a little gourmet and go searching for the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck. The sight of this pastel yellow truck serving some of the best organic ice cream around town, always sets my heart aflutter. I usually make a visit to the VL ice cream truck while it’s parked in front of the Standard Hotel in the Meat Packing district. While hordes of 20-somethings line up in all their “fabulousness” to get inside The Standard Beer Garden to “see and be seen”, I line up in front of the VL truck to get my cup of Earl Grey Ice Cream. For a brief moment, as I savor the taste of my first spoonful, I do not have a care in the world. With their truck parked in several locations all throughout the city, and shops in the East Village and 2 more in Brooklyn, it’s easy to get a taste of their delicious ice cream. The Early Grey (which is currently not listed on their site) is my all time favorite flavor and definitely worth trying. Check out their website for more information about their process, flavors, and locations (http://www.vanleeuwenicecream.com/). When the news of the world gets you a little down and out, just scream for Ice Cream.