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Popular Ice Cream Shop That’s Hard to Reach From Boston Wants to Expand Closer to Boston

Here comes New City Microcreamery with summer pop-up plans — and hopefully a permanent location nearby

Ice cream from New City Microcreamery
Ice cream from New City Microcreamery
New City Microcreamery [Official Photo]

About 30 miles west of Boston, the small town of Hudson sits just east of 495 and north of Marlborough. It’s not accessible from Boston via public transportation, and depending on traffic, the drive can take around an hour and a quarter. It’s a shame it’s so far; not a lot of Bostonians have had the chance to explore Hudson’s blossoming food scene, including sibling spots New City Microcreamery, Rail Trail Flatbread Co., and Less Than Greater Than, not to mention Medusa Brewing Company and the forthcoming Cónico — the latter a Mexican restaurant from the team behind the acclaimed Armsby Abbey in Worcester.

But now New City Microcreamery — which specializes in ice cream made with liquid nitrogen — is eyeing the more immediate Boston area for a place to run a summer pop-up while scouting around for an eventual permanent second location, the company announced today.

The original Hudson location opened in mid-2015 (three years after its big sibling, Rail Trail) with a trio of owners, Michael Kasseris, Karim El-Gamal, and Jason Kleinerman. Together with executive pastry chef Alyssa Lieberman, the team serves up a wide variety of ice cream treats made with local Mapleline Farms dairy and liquid nitrogen. In a “speakeasy” called Less Than Greater Than located behind New City, they serve cocktails (some of them including ice cream, of course) and a small food menu.

Once New City nails down a place to pop up this summer, customers can expect to find some seasonal flavors such as sweet corn, blueberry rooibos, and a beer-infused collaboration with Medusa Brewing, as well as some vegan options (chocolate avocado, Oreo, and more).

Stay tuned for more information as New City solidifies its Boston-area plans for summer 2018 and beyond, and keep an eye on Instagram for more details (and pretty photos of ice cream).

Update, 9/5/18: While a summer pop-up series hasn’t materialized just yet, New City Microcreamery is reportedly opening a location in Cambridge, possibly in Central Square.

Updated, 9/5/18, 2:15 p.m.: In a press release, the company confirms that the upcoming location will be in Cambridge’s Central Square. No opening timeline is available yet.

New City Microcreamery [Official Site]