Eddie's Sweet Shop
Since 1909, Eddie's Sweet Shop has held down the same corner of Metropolitan Avenue. Not a lot has changed since then. Virtually everything is made on the premises—including the hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch, strawberry syrup, coffee syrup, and whipped cream—all with only fresh ingredients. They offer around 20 flavors, all names you'd recognize on a menu from a half century ago: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, and rum raisin (real rum is used!). Their milk shakes and malteds are spectacular. The decor was last updated in the 20's or 30's, and a visit is a step back in time. To get there and back we ride through some interesting parts of Queens - burning off some of the calories.
Of note - the return ride goes through Forest Park from end-to-end. If you are unfamiliar; its a jewel of a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1896. Forest Park is the third-largest park in Queens, and contains the largest continuous oak forest in Queens. (And a bike-path that runs its entire length.) Hope you can join us. There will be no lunch stop on this ride - it's all about the ice cream. So...feel free to bring a snack.
Bring: Lock, spare tube, helmet and your sweet tooth.
Ride With GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28043224