Gelato Factory Opens on UWS

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A long-empty commercial space at the Apthorp building on Broadway between 78th and 79th streets is now home to a sweet new business. Gelato Factory is open at 2191 Broadway, which was previously home to Apthorp Pharmacy before it moved a block south in 2019.


The store is Gelato Factory’s second location (joining another in New Jersey) and brings an impeccably decorated and brightly lit addition to a stretch of Broadway recently plagued by closed storefronts. The establishment offers a multitude of creative gelato flavors that are made fresh every day.

According to employees, the most popular flavors are Creme Brulee and Crunchy Pistachio. Some other flavors include Ferrero Rocher, Caramel Hazelnut, Kinder Bueno, Cherry Mania, Rum Raisin and Lotus Biscoff. Options for toppings include cookie dough, sprinkles, gummy worms and melted milk chocolate.


Gelato Factory offers three sizes (small, medium and large) ranging from $6.99 to $10.99. They also offer two sizes for take-home options (small and large; $18 and $36) which come with multiple flavors, gelato spoons, cups and cones. The take-home options are designed for groups or small parties and are packaged in an insulated container. A “New Year Special” – $9.99 for the small take-home container – is available for a limited time.

Gelato Factory also offers milkshakes and soft drinks and began offering crepes in early January. The storefront is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.


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