Chip Ice Cream will open on May 1 at 42-18 31st Ave., where popular nightclub Cavo used to be located, according to manager Vicki Lambropoulou. The space will sell a variety of ice cream with chunks of the shop’s signature cookies, along with ice cream sandwiches and coffee. We Heart Astoria first reported on the shop’s opening.
In addition to the ice cream shop, Lambropoulou said Chip will open a bakery in Long Island City near Queens Plaza on June 15 and a location in Brooklyn in July that will serve both cookies and ice cream. The Astoria bakery is located at 30-06 34th St.
“It’s very busy so the company is growing up very fast,” she said.
The owners also run a stand at Chelsea’s Gansevoort Market in Manhattan. Offerings at their locations include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Walnut, Funfetti, Butterscotch Toffee, Carrot Cake, S’mores, Nutella Sea Salt and more. The shop also whips up special flavors for holidays like Easter and St. Patrick’s Day.
Food Envy, a food-centric website, in a video recently named Chip cookies the “gooeyest” in New York. The shop is so popular that lines usually wrap around the building.
“Chip began as a hobby, as we sought to recreate the simple taste of our favorite childhood sweet,” the owners wrote on the website. “Each of our cookie creations are baked daily with the richest ingredients and with the utmost love and care. We are committed to providing each and every one of our customers with the best tasting cookie experience they have ever had.”
Chip in Astoria is open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.