Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Location: Lower East Side (Rivington St. b/t Bowery and Chrystie)

What We Ordered: Burnt Honey and Salted Pretzel Caramel

It was a warm Friday night as we walked through bustling Lower East Side streets, searching for the ice cream shop we've heard so much about. Irrationally losing complete sense of direction once the numbered streets turned to words, we reached for our phones to see if we were even in the vicinity. We took a turn and cautiously approached one of the many nightmares New Yorkers fear: a line spilling onto the sidewalk. We closed our eyes, took a deep breath, and reluctantly joined the dozens waiting to get their hands on a frozen treat with just one thought in our minds -- this better be worth it.

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Location: Lower East Side (Ludlow Street and East Houston)

What We Ordered: Ginger, Hazelnut, and Graham Cracker

Sundresses flocking the streets, endless number of cherry blossom pictures on your Instagram feed, the smell of hot garbage in the subway -- this can only mean one thing; spring is finally here and it's prime ice cream season again! We made our first stop of the season to Il Laboratorio del Gelato, a popular spot in the Lower East Side.

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