We love nothing more than a summer pop-up and if you’re hanging out State-side this summer and find yourself in downtown Manhattan, we’d recommend a visit to the OddFellows Carnival ice-cream popup. Attached to the Chefs Club Counter space, the parlour is a dazzling treat for the eye, and that’s even before you’ve ordered your ice-cream.
They offer flavours only an American could dream up, such as The Cotton Candy Creamsicle: vanilla & tangerine soft serve cone wrapped in cotton candy and topped with pop rocks and The Concession Stand: caramel popcorn soft serve with salted caramel injection, topped with salted caramel popcorn and chocolate pearls.
You’ll feel like you’ve been thrown back into a old-fashioned carnival and they’ve even got a photo-booth in store, so you can capture the memories. The ice-cream was delicious, perfect for a hot summer’s day in New York City. Salted caramel, being the flavour of the decade, was the star of the show in the decadent Concession Stand ice-cream. But the Cotton Candy Creamsicle looked extremely tempting and sweetly nostalgic, taking me back to school days at the fair.
We also sampled the newly-launched fried chicken sandwiches from the Chef’s Club Counter, which serves up quality fast-food created by some of the city’s top chefs. They had perfected the chicken sandwich, with a sesame bun, iceberg lettuce, a creamy mayonnaise and a slice of cheese. This was served alongside chilli fries and Boylan Bottling Co. diet cola, which was a superior version to the Coke brand served in most restaurants.
Summer is just starting to hot up and if you’re looking for the perfect place to cool and down and indulge, The Oddfellows Carnival is most definitely the space. It’s only around until the end of summer, so don’t waste any time in making your way down there.
Chef’s Club Counter
62 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA