RE: NJ Ice Cream Tour?
I had found the Ice Cream thread on Off the Broiler a while back and just today I checked out Van Dyk (he spelled it Van Dyke, but the sign outside says Van Dyk) in Ridgewood. I had never heard of this place until that article. Totally bare bones operation, just a walk-in with a counter, no seats inside or outside. Ice cream was really good.
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Another place that flies under the radar is Guernsey Crest in Paterson. It looks more like a check cashing place than an ice cream destination. Run down neighborhood, grafitti on the walls, and they serve you thru a plexiglass partition. It's been there for 75+ years. But the best Ice Cream soda I've ever had. Again, no seats inside or outside.
I'd probably pass on a all day Ice cream tour, I do like Ice cream as an occasional treat, but not to the extent that I like hot dogs, pizza, wings etc. After one or two stops I'd be about done. --Ken