Gem Spa — Classic Egg Creams Are Just a Straw’s Length Away

10 May

An egg cream is a three-ingredient wonder–a drink that was once a delicate, step-laden mainstay at soda fountains throughout New York, but is now a piece of food history. Not at Gem Spa in St. Mark’s Place off 2nd avenue, however. When you look at Gem Spa, which is a magazine/tobacco corner store, it doesn’t exactly scream “egg cream”–and if not for the self-titled “New York’s best egg cream” printed on its canopy, it would be safe to assume that they didn’t make anything of the sort. Despite the oddity of the situation, you just have to accept it at face value, and give them a shot.

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