Ice Cream Crawl: Eddie’s Sweet Shop

With the weather getting hotter and hotter, you’re probably trying to come up with some creative ways to keep your kids cool, and entertained. Why not try an Ice Cream Crawl? There are tons of places in Queens to explore for sweet, and sometimes unusual, treats. Queens Mamas will be suggesting a new place every week in July, so be sure to check back for the next stop on our Ice Cream Crawl. First up this week: Eddie’s Sweet Shop.

This Forest Hills institution first opened its doors as Witt’s Ice Cream Parlor, owned by William Witt. When it was time for Witt to retire in 1967, he sold it to current owners the Citrano family, who renamed it Eddie’s Sweet Shop. Fun fact: there isn’t an “Eddie.”

There are many original details in the shop that really transport you to a different time; carved wood, marble counters, even a century old soda fountain. There are about twenty flavors of homemade ice cream to choose from, including flavors they have rolled out especially for summer, like coconut or blueberry.

The blast from the past doesn’t end with the décor. Eddie’s Sweet Shop serves up more than just ice cream. They also have a full candy counter, with candy like Lemonheads, Hot Tamales, Ring Pops and more.

Eddie’s Sweet Shop is located at 105-29 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Hours are 1pm – 11:30pm, Tuesdays through Fridays, and 12pm – 11:30pm on the weekends.

 

 

 

 

Jesseca Stenson

 

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Eddie's Sweet Shop circa 1967

Original scale on the candy counter

 

Milkshakes, ice cream floats, and frosteds, among others, are served in vintage glasses