Acclaimed New York City based ice cream shop, OddFellows Ice Cream Co., will debut its first Boston location, and first shop outside of New York, at The Street Chestnut Hill this Friday, August 9. Equal parts modern and nostalgic, OddFellows is known for its inventive ice cream flavors, craveable dessert concoctions, and quirky personality. The Street location will serve up a unique variety of ice cream, sorbet, and non-dairy flavors, and will debut exclusive chef collaborations, as part of its “Boston’s Best x OddFellows” series. In celebration of OddFellows’ grand opening, The Street will offer a series of giveaways via Instagram throughout the month of August. OddFellows is located under Legal Sea Foods.
OddFellows originated in New York when Co-Founder Mohan Kumar, tried to appease his pregnant wifeHoliday’s eclectic craving for savory ice cream. When a homemade creation from Sam Mason, a James Beard nominee and former pastry chef of NYC’s legendary wd~50, did the trick, the trio quickly joined forces. Today, Mason’s handcrafted, authentic recipes now span over 400 flavors.
Guests will be more than delighted by a rotating selection of innovative scoops. OddFellows’ opening menu features a variety of its classic flavors, including Sweet Cream + Sprinkles, Coffee Crunch andDark Chocolate Caramel Peanut, seasonal flavors like Olive Oil & Strawberry Jam, Burnt Marshmallow,Buttermilk Honey Blueberry, and Saffron Passionfruit, and non-dairy flavors such as Coconut CaramelChip (vegan), Oatmeal Cookie (vegan), and Pink Lemonade Sorbet.
As part of its opening menu and “Boston’s Best x OddFellows” chef series, OddFellows will debut a limited-edition Basil Chip flavor in collaboration with Karen Akunowicz, a James Beard Award winning chef and co-owner of Fox & the Knife, which was named a 2019 Best New Restaurant by Food & Winemagazine. New chef collaborations will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to its celebrated scoops menu, OddFellows is known in New York as the first ice cream shop with a “happy hour.” Beginning in the Fall, The Street location will feature a curated beer and wine list focused on natural wines and organic producers, local beers, and boozy ice cream concoctions including beer and wine floats. For a caffeine boost, OddFellows at The Street will offer Stumptown Cold Brew on tap as well as hot coffee and espresso by Equator Coffee, available upon opening. The full menu is included below.
A throwback to the classic 50’s ice cream parlor, OddFellows at The Street is decked out with gold speckled tabletops, powder white globe lights, built-in bar stools along a 21-foot bar, and lowered ice cream displays for little ones to easily preview the daily selections. In addition to offering indoor seating, OddFellows at The Street accommodates guests on its vibrant outdoor patio. The new location features design elements that are unique to The Street and that give a modern spin to OddFellows’ signature retro feel. Look for mirror lined walls for an open-air feel and custom wall art by New York based illustrator, Cerise Zelenetz.
“We are thrilled to expand to Boston and Chestnut Hill for so many reasons. Boston is a great ice cream city that appreciates quality, so we knew it would be the perfect location for our first shop outside of New York City! We're excited to be part of the community and showcase our unique flavors, as well as our classics, for all to indulge in year-round,” says Mohan Kumar, Co-Owner of OddFellows.
“OddFellows is the ultimate ice cream experience and nostalgic treat. Its innovative menu of scoops and unique concoctions puts a clever twist on the classic ice cream shop, one that complements our culinary offerings perfectly. Now, whatever you are craving, you can likely find it at The Street,” says Alana Frey, General Manager of The Street.
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