Genuine Soda Fountain Opens In The Meatpacking District

Bubby's Highline is hitting New York with a healthy dose of nostalgia. The comfort food restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District is launching an All-American Soda Fountain where you can taste old-fashioned ice cream sundaes, sodas, shakes, malts and floats, all made from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients.  When they open on April 15th, Bubby's will be giving out free sodas, ice cream sodas, and sundaes from 2-6 p.m.

Chef–owner Ron Silver was inspired to put together a genuine old-fashioned soda fountain with carbonated sodas, flavored with syrups and whipped toppings by a 1920s-era book about soda fountains. He has said that this symbol of true Americana is almost an era gone-by and he wants to bring it all back.

The ice cream sundaes offered at the soda fountain will be anything but simple, however. The S'more Sundae is made with rocky road ice cream, graham crackers, and marshmallows while the Fred and Ginger Sundae is made with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, gingersnap crumbs, and caramel, chocolate and cherry syrup.

And of course, each sundae will be topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi