Gem Spa

Newsstand · East Village
131 2nd Ave (at St. Marks Pl.), New York, NY 10003, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 24 Hours
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Based on 23 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    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!"(12 Tips)
    "cheap and surprisingly good coffee"(2 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Recent
  • Popular

14 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • egg creams
  • chocolate syrup
  • milk
  • bodegas
  • sodas
  • Michael D.

    Chocolate Egg Cream: $2.50

    Michael De La Rosa · January 13
  • Katherine R.

    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.

    Katherine Reth · April 12, 2014
  • Village Voice

    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.

    Village Voice · June 3, 2013

    The sunglass vendor loves to haggle--don't offend him by not bargaining.

    ARISTOPETS Pet Care · April 10, 2013
  • Joel B.

    Not the best egg cream any more :(

    Joel Binn · March 21, 2013
  • liz

    cheap and surprisingly good coffee

    liz · January 2, 2013
  • Real Cheap Eats

    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

    Real Cheap Eats · November 5, 2012
  • Brandon L.

    You have to get the egg cream! Delicious

    Brandon Leibowiz · March 24, 2012
  • Adrienne C.

    Stop here for a New York classic--Egg Creams! No, there are no eggs involved. Where do you think they got there name?

    Adrienne Cooper · February 11, 2012
  • neerad jet ..

    Best egg cream in the world

    neerad jet . · September 29, 2011
  • Davis J.

    Best egg cream in the village... by far!

    Davis Jones · September 25, 2011
  • andrew

    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...

    andrew · September 24, 2011
  • Cameron S.

    Quite literally the best egg cream in NYC.

    Cameron Stern · April 24, 2011
  • Pete S.

    Best Egg Cream in the city, hands-down!

    Pete Saverino · March 21, 2010