Gem Spa

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131 2nd Ave (at St. Marks Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 995-1866

Foursquare Tips

  • Best Egg Cream in the city, hands-down!
  • cheap and surprisingly good coffee
  • Chocolate Egg Cream: $2.50
  • Egg creams are now $3 for a 16 oz cup of chocolate, vanilla, or coffee syrup, whole milk, and seltzer whipped up into a froth. Perfect.
  • Obscured by stalls selling hats, piercings, and all the things you don't really need, pop in to Gem Spa for the chocolate egg cream; no egg, just a drink of frothy seltzer, milk, and chocolate syrup.
  • The sunglass vendor loves to haggle--don't offend him by not bargaining.
  • Not the best egg cream any more :(
  • The humble egg cream ($2.50), a mixture of chocolate syrup (the purists demand Foxs U-Bet), milk and soda water, lives on at Gem Spa, a ramshackle bodega on the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Ave.
  • You have to get the egg cream! Delicious
  • Stop here for a New York classic--Egg Creams! No, there are no eggs involved. Where do you think they got there name?
  • Best egg cream in the world
  • Best egg cream in the village... by far!
  • It really is the best egg cream. It's weird that the best egg cream is there, otherwise a typical magazine stand...it's almost like Boogie Nights: an otherwise ordinary...
  • Quite literally the best egg cream in NYC.