Not to take anything away from the bar, the stick, or the cone, but the quintessential New York ice-cream delivery system is the sandwich— invented on our own gritty streets sometime around the 1890s, long before the Chipwich. Eight of the best, below.
One Girl Cookies
68 Dean St., nr. Smith St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 212-675-4996; $3
The tiniest, and the best of the bunch. One Girl spackles its cakey pumpkin or chocolate “whoopie” cookies with no less than Il Laboratorio del Gelato ricotta gelato.