Green Apple Gelato, New York City
The Green Apple Gelato NYC crew must be pretty confident in their frozen-treat-making abilities. After all, even though new gelato and frozen yogurt spots continue to sprout up thick and fast, and every third restaurant is plopping down an ice cream cart by their front door, Green Apple Gelato New York opened last month a mere block away from the gelato giant Ciao Bella. And on Mott Street, no less, right in the skinny-beautiful-people heart of Nolita, where fewer calories are consumed per day than anywhere else in town. So what makes Green Apple Gelato in New York City different?
Green Apple Gelato in New York Uses Natural Ingredients
Does NYC’s Green Apple Gelato have what it takes to survive? A recent visit suggests: maybe. Green Apple Gelato prides itself on the freshness of its frozen desserts, with everything made on premises from natural ingredients. This works well with their sorbets: the Pineapple, the Watermelon, and, perhaps especially (and most surprisingly), the Lychee, were all upper-tier palate refreshers, bright and tangy. The Green Apple sorbet is some of NYC’s best.
Less successful are Green Apple Gelato’s New York City gelatos. The Pistachio was pretty much a disaster, all plasticky and bland, as was the bad-idea Coffee Mocha Mint. Better was the Chocolate Hazelnut, and best of all in the gelato family, despite its non-sequiturial handle, was the Mamma Mia Gelato, a sweet, creamy concoction of cherries and chocolate bits. But really? There’s too much excellent gelato (and sorbet, and froyo, and ice cream) in this town for Green Apple Gelato NYC to make much of an impact. Besides, Ciao Bella beckons, about forty paces away.
New York’s Green Apple Gelato details
Green Apple Gelato is located on Mott Street, between Spring and Kenmare Street, and is open from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.