il Laboratorio de Gelato. The guy who created this Lower East Side fixture for all things ice cream is named Jon Snyder, but you might also know him as the guy who started Ciao Bella Gelato. After a visit to Italy when he was 19, he was so inspired to bring gelato to NYC that he opened up shop right in SoHo. Thus began his culinary journey in which he sold Ciao Bella in the 1980's (way too soon if you ask me) to open up il Laboratorio; the very laboratory-cum-gelato store where he and his staff test, create, and sell many mouth-watering flavors.
Basil and Honey Lavender gelato
Clearly getting good reviews...
il Laboratorio de Gelato; 188 Ludlow Street (Entrance at East Houston Street); 212-343-9922.
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