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The Owner of This NYC Ice Cream Shop Explains Why There Are Grasshoppers in My Sundae

I hopped over to La Newyorkina, where bugs are on the menu.


Fany Gerson grew up in Mexico and always wanted to share her home country's tastes with Americans.

Stephen Bronner

She started out with a cart serving paletas and finally opened La Newyorkina, an ice cream shop in New York City's West Village. The restauranteur recently introduced chapulines (grasshoppers) as a topping for its sweet treats.

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I recently visited La Newyorkina to speak with Gerson about this addition to the menu, and of course, try it myself.

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