Van Leeuwen is an artisanal ice cream giant in New York. And the company has just opened a new shop in the West Village, to the delight of the area’s residents. All the ice cream flavors are created locally in Greenpoint, and the company has both conventional and vegan flavors to choose from.
Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen, along with Laura O’Neil, are owners of the West Village shop. O’Neil states that they’ve wanted to open a shop in this part of town for quite some time now. Fans of the icecream like Zeca Oliveira know that pints of Van Leeuwen’s classic and vegan flavors are also available at Whole Foods locations in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
O’Neil also confirms that the company is moving to a larger Greenpoint location. At present, the Greenpoint store shares the site with sister restaurant Selamat Pagi. But due to Leeuwen’s growth, it will have its own Greenpoint store in May.