Astoria, Dessert, Restaurants, Summer 2018 Mar 27, 2018 Looks Like Ample Hills Creamery Is Coming to Astoria Hellooooo, ice cream. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Hellooooo, ice cream. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops UPDATE: Chipotle on Steinway to Open Tomorrow, March 26 (Tak (...) “Traditional Meets Millennial” At New Astoria Greek Rest (...) Openings, Closings and Rumors: Mid-Winter 2020 Astorian John Surico had his eagle eye out and snapped a photo of this—evidence that celebrated ice cream maker Ample Hills Creamery is coming to Astoria. Fellow Astorians: @amplehills comes to Queens! And with Chip across the block, 30th Ave is slowly becoming Dessert Row. (Cc: @weheartastoria) pic.twitter.com/hnkl7hwBtn — John Surico (@JohnSurico) March 25, 2018 Currently the only Queens location is at the Jacob Riis Beach Bazaar down in the Rockaways, and even then it’s only seasonal. Ample Hills has had its eye on expansion within and beyond NYC—BK Mag reported in November 2015 about $4 million fundraiser spearheaded by Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures to help with that. Their plans at the time was to “build a gigantic new ‘interactive’ production facility in nearby Brooklyn, build new retail locations in New York City and beyond, and put a lot more Ample Hills Creamery pints into many more stores.” The expansion into Astoria would fit in that plan. As an aside, the factory in Red Hook is planned for a summer 2018 opening. That coincides with the plan to have the Astoria Ample Hills location open this coming summer, too. If you’re curious about what to expect at an Ample Hills, this Business Insider article has tons of photos and observations from an Ample Hills newbie. In the article she says, “Each store has a signature flavor.” Any idea what Astoria’s signature flavor might be? We reached out to Ample Hills and they responded with “more news coming soon”—so the arrival is legit, the details are still hush-hush We’ll bring you more info when we get it. So tell us, what do you think of Ample Hills—who has the hopes and dreams of becoming the next Ben & Jerry’s—coming to Astoria? Have you had their ice cream? Did you enjoy it. Leave us a comment. Twitter Facebook Email Print 30th avenueAmple Hillsice creamopenings About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. Related scoops UPDATE: Chipotle on Steinway to Open Tomorrow, March 26 (Tak (...) “Traditional Meets Millennial” At New Astoria Greek Rest (...) Openings, Closings and Rumors: Mid-Winter 2020 8 Comments Hillary Gottschalk April 18th, 2018 BEST EVER !!!!!!! Have been to the city and Brooklyn……. SOOO GOOD !!! I promise Reply Emily Rios April 18th, 2018 If you can’t wait for them to arrive to Astoria. Make sure you get tickets to our Best of Astoria Bash, they’ll be there serving up scoops of Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and Chocolate Milk and Cookies. Hope to see you there! Reply Jennifer Aldano March 29th, 2018 Yummy! wish I lived in the neighborhood still. I know a ton of available apartments in walking distance. I wonder if Oprah will be by, it was one of her favorite things! Reply Michelle March 28th, 2018 Finally!!! It’s about time Astoria got an ice cream place again (RIP Sweet Janes)! Reply Michelle March 27th, 2018 GAME CHANGER! Finally a delicious, needed ice cream shop! Reply Kay March 27th, 2018 RIP my diet. Reply Esmeralda Fitzmonster March 27th, 2018 Signature flavor: baklava Reply Meg Cotner March 27th, 2018 That was my guess! Actually, We Heart Astoria worked with a LIC ice cream shop called Malu (RIP) years ago regarding a custom flavor and it was indeed baklava! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.