The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

The Torch

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

The Torch

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

The Torch

View this profile on Instagram

The Torch (@sju_torch) • Instagram photos and videos

Photo Courtesy / YouTube Jojo Siwa
Jojo Siwa’s Bad Karma
Catherine Pascal, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024
Torch Photo / Anya Geiling
Live Show Spotlight: Roger Eno
Anya Geiling, Contributing Writer • April 30, 2024
Torch Photo / Olivia Rainson
Speed Dating Your Prospective Professors
Isabella Acierno, Outreach Manager • April 29, 2024

Get the ‘scoop’ on Eddie’s Sweet Shop

 

The art of the ice cream sundae and float has slowly lost touch with today’s generation and has been replaced by Dippin’ Dots and smoothies. Lactose deficiencies and vegan choices seem to be common lifestyles for many college students, but doesn’t divulging into a huge bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and hot fudge just sound amazing?

Located at 105-29 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens is a hidden gem that keeps the tradition of ice cream desserts called Eddie’s Sweet Shop, which is only a ten minute drive from campus.

With a history dating all the way back to 1909, Eddie’s holds onto its classic charm with their original register, marble countertop and one of the first electric refrigerators from the 1960s. When you walk through the doors, there is a certain aura that makes it seem like you’ve travelled back in time where a sundae would cost under a dollar.

Eddie’s is known for their homemade ice-cream that is rich in taste and has just the right amount of sweetness. Their prices are doable, ranging from five dollars to nine dollars for their various choices of sundaes, floats, shakes, freezes and banana splits, as well as simple ice cream scoops. The price ranges by scoop for sundaes, ice cream sodas, dishes and add on toppings.

I ordered a sundae with coffee chip ice-cream, whipped cream and M&M’s that came to me served on a literal silver platter. My three friends and I went to Eddie’s and ordered an ice cream soda with coca-cola, an ice cream cone with coconut and raspberry sherbet, and a sundae with coconut and hot fudge. The portion sizes were not large, but they were filling and very satisfying.

The ice-cream itself was so much better than any ice cream brand from a box, but the real special factor from Eddie’s is the atmosphere. I could almost imagine girls in poodle skirts sharing milkshakes and greaser and jocks hanging out. If you ever want to venture off campus to just get away for a bit, then go for a quick dessert at Eddie’s Sweet Shop.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Torch
$0
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of St. John's University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Isabella Bruni
Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor
Isabella Bruni is a senior journalism major with a minor in Italian and International Studies. Isabella hopes to maintain the Torch’s vast news coverage and increase its online presence all while focusing on managing the business side of the newspaper and building relationships with advertisers. She has been part of the Torch since her freshman year starting as a copy editor, becoming chief copy editor her sophomore year and then news editor her junior year. Have any questions? Email Isabella at [email protected] or [email protected] 
Donate to The Torch
$0
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

We love comments and feedback, but we ask that you please be respectful in your responses.
All The Torch Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *