For the third year in a row, I’m going to attempt to eat every single item on Time Out New York’s annual 100 Best Dishes list. In no particular order, here’s my take on their Top 100. Let the gluttony continue…
How can you not love Brooklyn Farmacy? As soon as you step inside the old fashioned drugstore/soda fountain, you light up like a child. Even if you never actually experienced going to one of these soda fountains before. It’s a throwback to a more innocent time when people did not check in on Foursquare or rush home to watch The Bachelor. Instead, they sat with friends and family and enjoyed an egg cream or a massive ice cream sundae.
Brooklyn Farmacy is on Urban Oyster’s new Neighborhood Eats tour of Carroll Gardens and its surrounding area and I have to say it’s one of my favorite stops along the way. I’ve been here before many times and every time I visit, I think about how much my parents would love this place. If only I could get them out to Brooklyn on their next visit.
We returned after a tour to get this year’s list item. Last year it was the homemade flavored sodas, which went down pretty easily. This year, it was a massive speciality ice cream sundae. I haven’t had a dessert this big in maybe a decade.
The Sundae of Broken Dreams is comprised of multiple scoops of Adirondack Creamery’s Vanilla Ice Cream, caramel sauce, mountains of homemade whipped cream, and crushed pretzel sticks. With the winning combinations of sweet and salty, cold and warm, creamy and crunchy, what’s not to love? Seriously!
And that’s just one of the reasons I love Brooklyn Farmacy. And I have no doubt you (and your parents) will too.
Would Brooklyn Farmacy’s Sundae of Broken Dreams make my Top 100 of the year? Almost anything this place serves could potentially. This sundae, while over the top, is quite delicious just as expected and so gets an 8 out of 10.
|BROOKLYN FARMACY & SODA FOUNTAIN|
|513 Henry Street (between Sackett and Union Street)
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn