Remember the days when your grandpa would take you to have ice cream at the local ice cream parlour, where everything was handmade from the candies in the glass jars to the whipped cream on top of your banana split? Where thick shakes and egg creams came in metal cups, and you could sit at the counter on a bar stool watching the server conjure up some magical concoction in front of your eyes?
Well you don’t have to go back in time to experience this, as a little gem remnant of the good ol’ days exists to this day in Forest Hills, Queens. Eddie’s Sweet Shop, established in 1909, is still a local hangout and favorite and when you go inside it really is like stepping back in time.
The menu has all the old time favourites, from banana splits, floats, thick shakes, egg creams and sodas with all the ice cream and whipped cream still handmade.
105-29 Metropolitan Ave
Queens, NY 11367 in Forest Hills