Emack & Bolio's

3 West Houston Street bet. West Broadway and Wooster Street

Stepping into Emack & Bolio's feels like traveling back in time to a groovy 1970's ice-cream shop. Their colorful hand-drawn menus offer organic and hormone-free ice cream in a bunch of fun flavors with names like Grasshopper Pie and Deep Purple Co. There's also a display case with shelves of wild chocolate-dipped waffle cones encrusted with M&M's, Rice Krispies Treats, Fruit Loops, and what have you. Personally, I like The Original Oreo ice cream (a.k.a. Cookies n' Cream elsewhere). I usually take my cone across the street and eat it while walking through the Seed Labyrinth on Laguardia Place.