Gem Spa

East Village, New York
  • Village Voice
    "pop in to Gem Spa for the chocolate egg cream"(2 Tips)
    Katherine R.
    "... syrup, whole milk, and seltzer whipped up into a froth. Perfect."(2 Tips)
    Davis J.
    "Best egg cream in the village... by far!"(14 Tips)
    "cheap and surprisingly good coffee"(2 Tips)
16 Tips and reviews
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  • Matthew F.
    Egg cream!
  • Lilian L.
    Lilian LJuly 7
    Fizzy Egg Cream
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Chocolate Egg Cream: $2.50
  • Katherine R.
    Katherine RethApril 12, 2014
    Egg creams are now $3 for a 16 oz cup of chocolate, vanilla, or coffee syrup, whole milk, and seltzer whipped up into a froth. Perfect.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 3, 2013
    Obscured by stalls selling hats, piercings, and all the things you don't really need, pop in to Gem Spa for the chocolate egg cream; no egg, just a drink of frothy seltzer, milk, and chocolate syrup.
    ARISTOPETS Pet CareApril 10, 2013
    The sunglass vendor loves to haggle--don't offend him by not bargaining.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BinnMarch 21, 2013
    Not the best egg cream any more :(
  • liz
    lizJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    cheap and surprisingly good coffee
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    The humble egg cream ($2.50), a mixture of chocolate syrup (the purists demand Fox’s U-Bet), milk and soda water, lives on at Gem Spa, a ramshackle bodega on the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Ave. Read more
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LeibowizMarch 24, 2012
    You have to get the egg cream! Delicious
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CooperFebruary 11, 2012
    Stop here for a New York classic--Egg Creams! No, there are no eggs involved. Where do you think they got there name?
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .September 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best egg cream in the world
  • Davis J.
    Davis JonesSeptember 25, 2011
    Best egg cream in the village... by far!
  • andrew
    andrewSeptember 24, 2011
    It really is the best egg cream. It's weird that the best egg cream is there, otherwise a typical magazine's almost like Boogie Nights: an otherwise ordinary...
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron SternApril 24, 2011
    Quite literally the best egg cream in NYC.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SaverinoMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best Egg Cream in the city, hands-down!
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