I went a whole new way with today’s post than what I intended. I was visiting Pat at Back Porch Musings today, and she had a post about the old fashioned drug store soda fountains. I’m too young to have lived through those, but just a short walk from home in the next town over, there is a 1920’s ice cream parlor/luncheonette. It’s called Hildebrandt’s and just last week, they were in Newsday as one of the top 10 best french fries on Long Island.
I found all of these photos on line, and the quality isn’t great, but you get to see what it’s like. The picture above is what it looked like back in the day, and what it looks like today. They still have the green truck too, but it only comes out for special occasions. Below are the counter and the rest of the tables. It is tiny but terrific, and the people who work there are all so nice. It is a great place to take the kids. Who am I kidding? My husband loves their egg creams! All of their ice cream and most of their candy are still homemade. In the last photo, you’ll see a large silver cup – you get that whole thing and a glass to pour it into. It is really almost 2 full glasses that you get.
If you’re ever in my neighborhood, definitely stop by. It is worth the calories! (And now I want an ice cream soda!)