The Best Ice Cream(s) In The City!

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Today I’m happy to welcome to the blog Beth Beckman, the editor + founder of Lil Kid Big City, a website that aims to inspire parents to get out there and explore NYC with kids.  Augusten and I are both HUGE fans of the site, and are always finding such fun kid-friendly adventures to go on, thanks to it!

Beth has been a New Yorker for 15 years, and calls FiDi home.  She loves the proximity to the water front, ferries, and Governors Island.

What is your favorite way to #TreatYoSelf in the city?

Especially with the summer sun we have been experiencing, my favorite #TreatYoSelf of the moment is ICE CREAM! And seriously, don’t we have the most amazing ice cream choices here in the city? From the soft serve at Milk Bar, to the Rolls at 10 Below, the custard at Shake Shack, to the legendary shakes at Black Tap, we lucky New Yorkers seriously live in an Ice Cream dream. My favorite of the moment: Melt’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. Two delectable cookies with incredible ice cream in between? Absolutely amazing.

When do you most often utilize this treat?

While I wish it could be every day – I save these special treats for sunny days and celebrations.

Would you consider this treat to be budget friendly, a sensational splurge, or somewhere in the middle?

While some ice cream mentioned is a bit expensive- all things considering, it’s definitely a budget friendly “splurge” in the city!

It seems to be a trend that #TreatYoSelf days tend to come when there is either something to celebrate or when you need a pick-me-up. In the case of the latter, what words of encouragement would you give a New Yorker who is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?

The worst day in New York is better than most good days in any other city! NYC is full of amazing possibility and opportunity, and changes so quickly. My suggestion: grab a coffee and go for a walk. Breathe in the city, take in the energy. A walk through New York’s streets can change everything.

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today, Beth, and sharing your favorite way to use your city on a #TreatYoSelf day!

If you would like to be notified of when our upcoming #TreatYoSelf In The City book is published later this year, please fill out the form below!  It’s for sure our most exciting project to date, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys:-)