Food Businesses

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.
The Owner of This NYC Ice Cream Shop Explains Why There Are Grasshoppers in My Sundae
Image credit: Stephen Bronner
Entrepreneur Staff
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2 min read

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

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.

Image Credit: Stephen Bronner

Related: Meet the Entrepreneurs Driving the Edible Insect Movement

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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