Wooly’s Ice Brings ‘Snow Ice’ to Municipal Plaza

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

A month after Tortilleria Nixtamal opened at Municipal Plaza, the shaved-ice stand we also told you about, Wooly's Ice, has opened as well. Actually, the operator, Danny Che whos from the family that owns Deluxe Food Market in Chinatown and is opening it with two cousins whove also been involved in that business is calling his product snow ice, since its a cross between Hawaiian shaved ice (he uses a Hawaiian machine that cuts ice blocks into thin sheets) and the Taiwanese version, which is loaded with toppings and drizzles. Ches ice (available in green tea or sweet milk flavors) contains milk, though he says that since its still 90 percent water, its low calorie (hes currently working on a non-dairy recipe for lactose-intolerant customers). You can top your wooly size ($4) or mammoth size ($6) ice cup with ingredients that include Fruity Pebbles, brownie bites, mochi, or fruit (mango, strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi), as well as with a choice of syrups strawberry, chocolate, or milk. Look for the cart (as shown below) at Duane and Centre Streets, where outdoor seating abounds, until 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Photo: Daniel Maurer