9. Eddie’s Sweet Shop (est. 1925)
This Forest Hills ice cream parlor and candy shop is quintessentially retro, complete with turn-of-the-cenutry counters, antiques, and the types of candy that you thought didn’t exist anymore. Everything is made in-house, including the to-die-for sundaes.
Eddie’s Sweet Shop holds the unofficial title of New York City’s oldest ice cream parlor. It was established in 1925 and was bought by Giuseppe Citrano in 1968. His son Vito now runs the shop and still uses some of the original owner’s recipes, hand-whipping 18 flavors of ice cream in addition to making syrups used in milk shakes, ice cream sodas, and egg creams.