Big Gay Ice Cream

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Food Truck, Ice Cream Shop, and Dessert Shop · Hell's Kitchen
New York, NY, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • Noon–Midnight
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  • What you need to know
    "Salty Pimp a must try every mouthful is just that amazing!"(33 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "... ice cream, topped with dulce de leche, and chocolate."(7 Tips)
    Christopher T.
    "Bea Arthur all day all night!"(6 Tips)
    Lacey Bean
    "Love me some Monday Sundae!!! OMG so delicious!"(2 Tips)
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  • ice cream
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  • cones
  • vanilla
  • chocolate
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • sprinkles
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Brad G.

    "Tony takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs." (2 locations/truck)

    Brad Graham · September 21, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Fun-loving soft serve with creative toppings like the Salty Pimp: vanilla, dulce de leche, salt, and a chocolate dip. Catch this come summertime!

    Serious Eats · March 23, 2013
  • Village Voice

    Readers' Poll winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Ice Cream!

    Village Voice · October 25, 2012
  • Joel P.

    Get the salty pimp. To. Die. For.

    Joel Pavelski · September 3, 2012
  • Evelyn S.

    If you can't decide what you're in the mood for, ask for a recommendation. I haven't had a bad one yet! (Salty pimp is my favorite, though, mmmmmmmm)

    Evelyn Sherbenou · August 24, 2012
  • Bing

    We're a fan of the Salty Pimp, but really -- you can't go wrong here. - Food52

    Bing · June 27, 2012
  • harryh

    Have you had the bacon marmalade twinkwich from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck? Did you eat it?

    harryh · January 25, 2012
  • Laura D.

    i have dreams about the salty pimp. DREAMS, i tell you.

    Laura D. · January 24, 2012
  • Jerry H.

    Amazing ice cream! Try out the salty pimp!

    Jerry Hong · November 16, 2011
  • Travel Channel

    Tony enjoyed a cone from this Manhattan ice cream truck. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.

    Travel Channel · November 14, 2011
  • Snehal A.

    Salty pimp.

    Snehal Avichal · November 5, 2011
  • Nicole S.

    The Bea Arthur is the bee's knees.

    Nicole Strawbridge · November 4, 2011
  • Alisha M.

    #TREATYOSELF to... vanilla/chocolate twist with rainbow sprinkles on a warm, sunny day

    Alisha Miranda · November 3, 2011
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Try the Salty Pimp!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 17, 2011
  • amNewYork

    ~ only operates through October. Try: the Salty Pimp (vanilla soft-serve drizzled with dulce de leche, sprinkled with sea salt and dipped in

    amNewYork · September 27, 2011
  • Crickett L.

    Now I have another reason to keep my pimp hand strong - so I can keep enjoying the deliciousness of The Salty Pimp! Read more

    Crickett Lancaster · September 19, 2011
  • Leigh A.

    Salty Pimp beats them all. Have it with chocolate ice cream!

    Leigh Armstrong · September 13, 2011
  • Warren C.

    should come to brooklyn more but this non ordinary ice cream truck is worth running after

    Warren Cohen · August 15, 2011
  • Food Network

    On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Gail Simmons recommends a salty and sweet ice cream called The Salty Pimp from The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 15, 2011
  • Tanya B.

    Best truck ever!! The salty pimp and bea arthur are to die for!!!!!

    Tanya Barrios · August 11, 2011
  • Kristine

    The line could be 5 miles and it would still be worth it. Salt + sweet is an amazing combo. Salty pimp all the way.

    Kristine · August 7, 2011
  • Caroline D.

    The salty pimp is the best cone in NY.

    Caroline Drucker · August 3, 2011
  • Christopher T.

    Bea Arthur all day all night! Read more

    Christopher Tran · August 1, 2011
  • Tari Y.

    Wave me down and have a nice tasty ice cream cone or a milkshake and enjoy every lick!

    Tari Young · August 1, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    What starts as traditional ice cream is quickly transformed by adding the plethora of unique toppings. We recommend the Salty Pimpvanilla ice cream, topped with dulce de leche, and chocolate.

    The Corcoran Group · July 30, 2011
  • NearSay NYC

    The closest thing to heaven on earth we have found to date!Our favorites are: Bea Arthur, Salty Pimp & Monday Sunday.We promise the line is worth the wait or your Salty Pimp is on us! (Minus the slap)

    NearSay NYC · July 22, 2011
  • Anthony M.

    Best ice cream ever. Also, Dougie is awesome. Read more

    Anthony Morelli · July 19, 2011
  • Brette C.

    Yummy yummy.

    Brette C. · July 16, 2011
  • justinstoned

    Support LGBTQ causes by getting good licks. Yumm.

    justinstoned · July 14, 2011
  • Sarah M.

    wasabi pea dust cone is killer

    Sarah Mayman · June 29, 2011
  • pinsuda s.

    The Salty Pimp lives up to what everyone says about it. Get it. Read more

    pinsuda sagooleim · June 27, 2011
  • Nicole S.

    Salty Pump! So flippin' good!

    Nicole S · June 20, 2011
  • Paragon Sports

    This is the best soft serve ice cream in town, served up with just the right amount of NYC flair! He parks around the corner from us most afternoons, very dangerous for the waistline... good thing we

    Paragon Sports · June 15, 2011

    The Salty Pimp was so delicious, you must try it! · June 14, 2011
  • Shaina M.

    Salty Pimp, Salty Pimp, Salty Pimp. Read more

    Shaina M · May 18, 2011
  • Lauren Evelyn Anne

    Best ice cream ever: vanilla with elderflower on top and in the cone: olive oil and sea salt. Heavenly!

    Lauren Evelyn Anne · May 11, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Wait in a big gay line!

    Chris Sullivan · May 10, 2011
  • Julina

    Try the Soft Icecream With Curry Powder Topping - I've never thought about sprinkling curry powder on top of icecream! Amazing their creation :) will try soon!

    Julina · April 23, 2011
  • Cooking Channel

    The Salty Pimp is sweet and salty. It is every extreme of pleasure in one thing. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America

    Cooking Channel · February 23, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Salty Pimp

    Foodspotting · November 13, 2010
  • doug t.

    Try the salty pimp

    doug tangren · October 2, 2010
  • lisa a. r.

    salty pimp with crushed wasabi peas! GET IN MY BELLEH!

    lisa a. reid · September 25, 2010
  • lisa a. r.

    order the salty pimp and ask the sweet, sweet man if he'll top it with the curry-dusted toasted coconut. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY. your expanding waistline, however, will be.

    lisa a. reid · September 11, 2010
  • Lacey Bean

    Love me some Monday Sundae!!! OMG so delicious!

    Lacey Bean · August 13, 2010
  • ilana k.

    If they have cardamom on special ... totally worth a try!!

    ilana kresch · August 11, 2010
  • naveen

    get a giant cone of dulce de leche, vanilla, dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt...on your face.

    naveen · August 10, 2010
  • Meaghan S.

    Doug is absolutely hilarious- it's worth the trip to the truck just to chat with him for a few minutes. Also, I highhhhly recommend the Bea Arthur.

    Meaghan Sullivan · August 4, 2010
  • Panagis V.

    The olive oil & sea salt topping on vanilla ice-cream is awesome!

    Panagis Vagenas · August 3, 2010
  • Whitney B.

    Pass on the Salty Pimp, get the CocoCone! So delicious!

    Whitney Byrd · August 3, 2010

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