A three-year-old ice cream shop from west of Boston finally extended its reach to the metro area. New City Microcreamery has opened (under limited hours for now) at 403 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Central Square, within the space previously occupied by Cafe Luna, which relocated to a larger space closer to Kendall Square in early 2017. The new Cambridge shop is steps from the original location of another ice cream shop, Toscanini’s, which has quite the following of its own. However, the building that houses Toscanini’s is currently a construction zone, so that location is closed for a while and a new one is open elsewhere in Cambridge.
Karim El-Gamal, Michael Kasseris, and Jason Kleinerman opened New City Microcreamery in Hudson in 2015. The shop specializes in ice cream made with liquid nitrogen and dairy from Mapleline Farms, and it routinely pushes the boundaries of traditional flavors, employing everything from tarragon and matcha to cantaloupe and fennel.
Self-dubbed “a metropolis of fine confections, smooth creams, and delectable treats,” New City also serves coffee, bagels, and pastries from executive pastry chef Alyssa Lieberman, who previously worked at L’Espalier and Craigie on Main in Boston and Cambridge. The team behind New City also runs a speakeasy-style bar called Less Than Greater Than, which adjoins the Hudson creamery, and Rail Trail Flatbread Co. across the street.
An employee reached in Hudson confirmed the opening of the Cambridge location, indicating it would operate under very limited hours to start before expanding to a regular schedule. Keep an eye on New City’s Instagram page for updates.
• New City Microcreamery [Official Site]
• Popular Ice Cream Shop That’s Hard to Reach From Boston Wants to Expand [EBOS]
• New City Microcreamery Is Expanding into Cambridge [BM]
• New City Microcreamery in Hudson Expanding to Cambridge [BRT]