Big Gay Ice Cream Shop's New Pastry Program Debuts Next Week

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So cute you could definitely eat them. Photo: Donny Tsang

The West Village Big Gay Ice Cream Shop at 61 Grove Street will not only expand its hours on Monday, but owners Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff tell Grub Street that next week will mark the debut of its pastry program. The shop will open bright and early each morning at 7 a.m., they say, for commuters and "anyone on their way to a parole violations hearing." Pastries, which are overseen by Fany Gerson, include palmiers, rainbow-sprinkled doughnuts, and ham-and-cheese pies. (Those adorable cat pies above are filled with jam, thankfully.) Soft-serve commences at noon, and tall cups of the custom Big Gay Blend will also be available. Quint developed the coffee in collaboration with Roasting Plant and describes it as rounded, not acidic or too dark, with berry undertones. "It's full-bodied," he says, "much like its creator." [Earlier, Related]