Art & Culture

The Coolest Ice Cream Shop In Chinatown

Claire Miles
Oct 25, 2019

New York is full of many delicious eateries. From sweet to savory, you’ll pretty much never run out of new places to try. But if you’re a foodie with a sweet-tooth, you definitely don’t want to miss out on Stax Ice Cream, a cute ice cream shop situated in the heart of Chinatown. The shop boasts some of New York’s most Instagrammable desserts, as their 20.4k Instagram followers can attest to. It’s clear from a quick glance at Stax’s social media page that the dessert experience is offering is truly unlike any other.

Stax Ice Cream has many delicious desserts on display. But they rose to prominence with local New Yorkers and Tourists alike with two of their signature treats – unicorn cakes and, of course, their world-famous cremellas. Unicorn cakes are exactly what they sound like: adorable and girly cakes decorated with sweet unicorn faces, including a luxe gold horn. Cremellas, while, are not quite as self-explanatory, are equally popular. The treat is the perfect blend of a donut and ice cream. Does it get any better than that? While it might seem that these two desserts wouldn’t mesh well together, one merely has to bite into a delicious cremella to understand that ice cream and donuts are actually a match made in heaven. The hot, fresh doughnuts are filled with cold, refreshing ice cream, making for the ultimate year-round treat.

Girl eating ice cream

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Stax is not just a unique foodie experience, but it is also a convenient one. Located at the center of Chinatown, one can enjoy a delicious cremella and then spend the rest of the afternoon chilling out at nearby sites such as the Museum at Elridge Street or Columbus Park. Apart from its proximity to cultural sites, Chinatown is also home to some of New York’s best restaurants and cafes, making it the ultimate neighborhood to explore on your day off.