New York City's Top 10 Egg Creams Slideshow
February 6, 2012
Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
The soda jerks here ain't no jerks when it comes to mixing up a serious egg cream.
9. Lexington Candy Shop
If you can forgo the greatest malteds in Manhattan, Lex makes a damn fine egg cream.
8. Café Edison
Oy vey! Their blintzes, chopped liver, and kasha varnishkas poifectly complement the poifect egg cream.
7. Russ & Daughters
Siphon seltzer bottles are used to make the egg creams here. I recommend ordering one to accompany their famous Heebster sandwich.
I use the egg cream to wash down Veselka's pierogies or to cool the burn from the hot-off-the-grill takoyaki from Otafuku up the street. Octopus and egg creams? Only in New York City.
5. Gem Spa
Frozen milk, soda fountain, and the Sunday Times. Watch for the proper vigorous mixing action with the seltzer running over the back of the spoon.
4. Yonah Shimmel
At this New York City institution you'll find sweet egg creams to enjoy with the top-notch knishes.
3. Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
The sign outside says that you either get it or you don't. I say get it, the egg cream, that is.
1. Katz's Delicatessen
The only thing better than drinking a Dr. Brown's soda with your pastrami on rye is drinking a large chocolate egg cream. Word to the wise: Ask for it served in a glass rather than a paper cup.