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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Comes To L.A.

Daniella Segura |
January 31, 2014 | 2:44 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in New York. (Paull Young / Flickr Creative Commons)
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in New York. (Paull Young / Flickr Creative Commons)
New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream is set to open in its first shop in L.A. mid to late spring, according an interview done by the LAist. It will be the third Big Gay Ice Cream Shop nationally and the first shop outside of New York. 

Although there is a great amount of buzz about the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop coming to L.A., this is not the first appearance of the soft serve ice cream in L.A. The Big Ice Cream Truck made stops in L.A. during the fall of 2012  and summer of 2013. After such success, the owners are bringing their soft serve creations to Angelinos in Downtown L.A. at 9th Street and Broadway, which is the former location of Anson’s Eatery, according to the Los Angeles Times. At a total of 1,500 square feet, the L.A. shop will be the biggest Big Gay Ice Cream shop yet. 

Big Gay Ice Cream initially began as an experiment by the owners, Douglas Quint and Bryan Peroff, who started the business as the Big Gay Ice Cream Food Truck in New York City during the summer of 2009, according the Big Gay Ice Cream website. The owners primarily used Twitter to promote themselves, which in turn helped them reach the success they have today, Business News Daily reported in Jan. 2011. Currently, the Big Gay Ice Cream Twitter account has nearly 55,000 followers. 

Owner Douglas Quint working out of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in New York. (bradhoc / Flickr Creative Commons)
Owner Douglas Quint working out of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in New York. (bradhoc / Flickr Creative Commons)
Although they may only seem like a traditional soft serve ice cream shop, Big Gay Ice Cream prides itself on spinning “a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique toppings that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele.”

Big Gay Ice Cream offers a variety of unique menu items, including the "Salty Pimp," "Bea Arthur," "Cococone," "Gobbler," "Mermaid," "Mexican Affo’gay’to", "Monday Sundae," "American Globs" and more.  

To learn more about the Big Gay Ice Cream owners' journey, watch the video below, which discusses Quint's surprising career change from professional musician to a soft serve ice cream business owner. 

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buenneke on February 1, 2014 2:12 PM

Yum! Their ice cream is so delicious!

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