Ice & Vice Comes
Home to LIC
34 JULY 2018 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
BY JENNA BAGCAL
A popular ice cream shop has re-turned
to Long Island City for the
To celebrate their three-year anni-versary,
Ice & Vice opened up a pop-up
store in the neighborhood where
it all started. The popular ice cream
and frozen dessert shop popped-up
in the converted studio of renowned
local artist William Lamson.
The shop is located at 27-20 Jack-son
Ave. and opened for business on
June 22 for their soft opening and
June 23 for the grand opening.
Ken Lo, who co-owns Ice & Vice
with Paul Kim, said that coming back
to the place where it all started was
touching for the both of them.
"We have such a loyal fanbase, it's
been quite amazing," said Lo, who
added that "so many people got ex-cited"
when they found out that Ice
& Vice was coming home.
"The neighborhood was yearning
for it Ice & Vice," he added.
The shop sells its signature ice
cream flavors, with titles like Milk
Money, Tea Dance and Shade. In
addition, Ice & Vice also brought
back a rotation of fan favorites that
are site-specific in order to bring
something unique to the Long Island
City location. Lo shared that offer-ing
unique products is something
that he tries to implement in all of
He revealed that the special fla-vors
are ones that they used to have
when they first started selling in food
markets, including Happy Panda,
a black rice horchata sorbet, Tico
Time, guava ice cream with chili-lime
plantain chip and Thai-Phoon,
a Thai tea mango sorbet with sumac
Photos courtesy of Ice & Vice