Saturday, August 30, 2008
These are a rare breed. Eddie's sweet shop in Forest Hills , Queens. I asked my customer who was an older woman if this is a place I should visit, and she looked at me like I had three heads and replied, " Honey, my grandfather took me there for my first sundae and now I take my grandson, everything is homemade" and she said "the whipped cream is amazing." "A great touch is the when the bowl of homemade whipped cream is pulled from a refrigerator to be used in topping a hot fudge sundae--nothing industrial or canned here." Ok, I'm sold. Eddie's is an old time sweet shop complete with homemade Egg Creams, Vanilla or Chocolate (Chocolate milk or Vanilla Milk and seltzer water...man I LOVE Vanilla Egg Creams ! ), a New York staple that many people forget about. I don't think there is any more old time Ice Cream parlors like this left in the world except for the fake ones like Johnny Rockets. I just took a peek in after she got out of the car , but I'll do a follow up post on what seems like one of the last true genuine homemade ice cream soda fountain joints with barstools and all the goodies I had when I was a kid in Queens that used to be all over the city. I'll be sure to take my nephews and niece to get the true children's point of view as well. Although my brain works on the 5 year old level anyway , even if I am The King Of New York Hacks.