Corner of Union Ave. and Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Cuisine: Ice Cream/Gelato/Coffee Shop
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Hours: Noon-Midnight Daily
Cards: Cash Only
Subway: L to Lorimer St.
It was heartbreaking earlier this year when our favorite local Italian Ice shop Ralph’s closed and was replaced with a bodega. Now that summer is here in full force, we’re happy to announce that there’s a new place to fill your gelato and Italian ice cravings! Union Ice opened last Friday on the corner of Union Avenue and Grand Street. Temporary buildings seem to be the hip new thing (Goods anyone?) and Union Ice has followed suit by opening their store in a giant shipping container. There are currently a few chairs out front available for seating, but in a few weeks a small side garden will be open with tables and chairs. Over twenty flavors of gelato and ices are offered, we tried the pistachio which was incredibly tasty. Toppings are .50 each and range from imported Italian cookies to classic rainbow sprinkles. An espresso machine is on the way as well, it should be up and running within the week.