The Best Egg Cream In New York Is Served At An Iconic Bodega | Legendary Eats

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  • Published: 16 September 2019
  • Old-school New Yorkers know the best spot for a classic chocolate egg cream is Gem Spa, a quintessential bodega in the East Village.

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    The Best Egg Cream In New York Is Served At An Iconic Bodega | Legendary Eats

Comments • 171

  • Swangmich
    Swangmich  3 days back

    Only here because of lofty pursuits

    • EJ p
      EJ p  2 weeks back

      Milk Shake??? Look I grew up in B’klyn drinking Egg Creams at various “candy stores” and news stands. Milkshakes don’t have seltzer in them. The seltzer and Fox’s U-bet syrup make the drink. Try to find Fox’s U-bet outside of the New York metropolitan area. Ain’t happening. And it’s also about holding the spoon at the proper angle in the glass as you bounce the seltzer off of the back of the spoon into the glass as you stir it.

      • arain764niara
        arain764niara  2 weeks back

        I grew up with these cause my Godmother raised me so I thought everyone knew about it

        • joek money
          joek money  3 weeks back

          So it’s milk chocolate syrup or strawberry or sweet syrup syrup with soda water😑😑😑😑😑😑😑. So basically something like a beer float,or. Ice cream float. Lol but with semi frozen milk 🥛 and chocolate syrup and soda water. 😂😂😂😂😂 can’t you just milk this at home. I do but with ice cream and root beer😋😋😋

          • joek money
            joek money  3 weeks back

            What’s a egg creme😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑?????????

            • Horst Tristan von Wittenbach

              Skinny chick should practise her frothing technique at home on herself... 😅

              • purberri
                purberri  1 months back

                I love egg creams make them at home all the time

                • Paul Scott
                  Paul Scott  1 months back

                  never drank anything but a vanilla egg cream

                  • Daniel Son
                    Daniel Son  2 months back

                    So it’s like carbonated chocolate milk?

                    • D3wwwD
                      D3wwwD  2 months back

                      I know I’m a pervert but is anyone else wondering how crazy of a handjob she can give

                      • Sage Capra
                        Sage Capra  2 months back

                        Classic American New York sweet

                        • Mathius S
                          Mathius S  2 months back

                          She likes anything frothy

                          • Kehmet14
                            Kehmet14  2 months back

                            I wonder how they lost their cig and lotto license?

                            • THARUKSHA SOYSA
                              THARUKSHA SOYSA  2 months back

                              We call those spiders in New Zealand

                              • Mr Awesome
                                Mr Awesome  2 months back

                                Are ya’ll just going to ignore the Bald guy putting the straw upside down?? @ 1:45

                                • Mr Awesome
                                  Mr Awesome  2 months back

                                  TheBigExclusive bruhhh don’t be naive.

                                • TheBigExclusive
                                  TheBigExclusive  2 months back

                                  Explain how it's possible to put in a straight straw upside down.

                              • Christopher Mercado
                                Christopher Mercado  2 months back

                                Not true, it’s not in every Bodega

                                • BOBBY GERMANO
                                  BOBBY GERMANO  2 months back

                                  Actually Gem Spa was a candy store, not a bodega. Now, whole area turning to shit. I make an Egg Cream everyday. Learned it as a kid in Brooklyn.

                                  • Sheya B.
                                    Sheya B.  2 months back

                                    No egg and no cream, reminds me of football🏈 no foot and no ball!

                                    • Larry Bird's Trash Talk
                                      Larry Bird's Trash Talk  2 months back

                                      The absolute shittiest bodegas in NYC stay open year after year, selling cigarettes and energy drinks and other poison at a convenience price, and with the benefit of being actually convenient.

                                      You people got played by this heartstrings bullshit.

                                      They have been selling Gem Spa shirts and begging online with press for weeks.

                                      Nobody wants egg creams.

                                      People want chaat. Get with the times and your neighborhood, owners who should know already.

                                      • MsMrapplepie
                                        MsMrapplepie  2 months back

                                        Vietnamese people have a drink where it actually uses eggs, condensed milk, and a club soda.

                                        • Edwin Mintey
                                          Edwin Mintey  2 months back

                                          A bodega is a small grocery store, Gem Spa is not a Bodega. Gen Spa is a soda fountain, candy store and news stand.

                                          • C M
                                            C M  2 months back

                                            Patel has a little black in her ova the years

                                            • C M
                                              C M  2 months back

                                              Modified and gentrified

                                              • Chris 5949
                                                Chris 5949  2 months back

                                                How did they lost the license in the first place?

                                                • GiVer
                                                  GiVer  2 months back

                                                  The woman in the red shirt screwed up something so simple. 🙄

                                                  • J P
                                                    J P  2 months back

                                                    Watered down chocolate milk? Nah, I'm good

                                                    • Violett Reyes
                                                      Violett Reyes  2 months back

                                                      Lol when the guy said “When I was a little lad.” I instantly thought he was going to sing the Little Lad Dance song from the Starburst Berries and Cream commercial.

                                                      • Mira Rami
                                                        Mira Rami  2 months back

                                                        In Indonesia, we have something similar, which we called as "Soda Gembira" which literally means "Happy Soda" 🍺🤗

                                                        • ThatAnnoyingGuy 18
                                                          ThatAnnoyingGuy 18  2 months back

                                                          1:47 anyone noticed how he put his straw in the wrong way or is it just me

                                                        • lionelep1
                                                          lionelep1  2 months back

                                                          Go to eddies sweet shop in queens for good egg creams and ice cream too

                                                          • ArgentAbendAzure
                                                            ArgentAbendAzure  2 months back

                                                            It sounds like a fizzy chocolate milk.

                                                            • Arizona Kid
                                                              Arizona Kid  2 months back

                                                              She needs an egg cream drink jeez her throat sounds DRY.!

                                                              • cs_uprising
                                                                cs_uprising  2 months back

                                                                A simple recipe, but quite unbreakable.

                                                                • array s
                                                                  array s  2 months back

                                                                  So this the US' version of Soda Gembira? 😂 We have something similar in my country, it consists of condensed milk, pink syrup, soda, and ice cubes. tasty but so unhealthy lmao 😂

                                                                  • Let's Explore
                                                                    Let's Explore  2 months back

                                                                    🤝👍👍👍👍

                                                                    • チェシャー
                                                                      チェシャー  2 months back

                                                                      "Egg Cream"
                                                                      "Contain neither egg or cream"


                                                                      ............ What ?

                                                                      • eklipsta
                                                                        eklipsta  2 months back

                                                                        Been there before. Used to play street fighter 2 when they had the video games in front. That in no way shape or form is considered a bodega from a true new yorker.

                                                                        • Co 2
                                                                          Co 2  2 months back

                                                                          Lol 100years....

                                                                          • Marc Mariano
                                                                            Marc Mariano  2 months back

                                                                            @0:12 stoner will see.

                                                                          • Cali
                                                                            Cali  2 months back

                                                                            Sounds like diabetes.

                                                                            • Sarah Farron
                                                                              Sarah Farron  2 months back

                                                                              Looks good but I’m lactose intolerant 😭

                                                                              • littleman1 lopapa
                                                                                littleman1 lopapa  2 weeks back

                                                                                You can still have one. I make them all the time ( & don't mind telling you mine come out great) and use lactose free milk.....if you make it right No Problem! Enjoy.....😊

                                                                            • EggHeadUSA
                                                                              EggHeadUSA  2 months back

                                                                              That was kinda awkward

                                                                              • delicious streetfood
                                                                                delicious streetfood  2 months back

                                                                                this very old school and classic chocolate egg cream

                                                                                • Ed Wu
                                                                                  Ed Wu  2 months back

                                                                                  3:46 quick hj

                                                                                  • The Zen Show
                                                                                    The Zen Show  2 months back

                                                                                    The host makes me want to produce some of my own egg creme

                                                                                    • Rei Mation
                                                                                      Rei Mation  2 months back

                                                                                      So.. basically cream soda?
                                                                                      Never had egg cream before but have had cream soda. In UK cream soda is a few scoops of ice cream and coke. Nice to learn about usa!

                                                                                      • Violett Reyes
                                                                                        Violett Reyes  2 months back

                                                                                        It’s not a staple in the US. I live in the US and this is the first time I’ve heard about it. It is interesting though, we also have root beer floats and cream soda floats 😋

                                                                                    • B M-Y
                                                                                      B M-Y  2 months back

                                                                                      It's annoying that she told her to stop and she kept going on all three ingredients 😣

                                                                                      • OvenlyDelights_PH
                                                                                        OvenlyDelights_PH  2 months back

                                                                                        wow interesting drink
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