A flight of ice cream at Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn including Salted Crack Caramel, Peppermint Pattie, Cotton Candy, Strawberries and Cream, Raw Deal and Cookies au Lait.
Ample Hills Creamery, the ice cream shop regularly rated best in New York by Zagat and whose It Came From Gowanus was named the top ice cream in the county by Food Network’s “Top 5 Restaurants,” is coming to Jersey City.
Ample Hills, whose creative, from-scratch ice creams have drawn long lines at their five locations in New York (you can also find them at Disney World’s BoardWalk Inn), will be opening at Urby, Jersey’s City’s new residential tower at 200 Greene St.
Among the shop’s bestselling flavors: the Munchies, pretzel-infused ice cream with Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, vanilla ice cream with chunks of St. Louis-style butter cake; and Peppermint Pattie, peppermint ice cream with semi-sweet chocolate flakes and homemade dark chocolate-covered peppermint patties. No opening date has been released.
The announcement follows on the heels of another tasty newcomer headed to Harborside: Lutze Biergarten, a seasonal riverfront beer garden with live music and games developed by residential and office powerhouse Mack-Cali. It’s expected to open on May 5 at 15 Second St. in Exchange Place.
As for Jersey City itself, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the pace of restaurant openings, which this week alone welcomes Ani Ramen, an outpost of the Montclair favorite, at 218 Newark Ave., and the Cliff, a neighborhood breakfast and lunch bistro with European and American influences at 38 Congress St.
On Monday, the fast-casual Mediterranean chain announced plans to open six locations in the New York metro area, including one at 30 Montgomery St., near Exchange Place, as well as one at Bergen Towne Center in Paramus, by the end of the year.