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Looking for a cold, creamy treat while you detour around the Downtown Manhattan area? There are plenty of places to satisfy your summer cravings. From laboratory crafted creations to unique and exotic flavors, here are three major eateries that are sure to give you a run for your money.

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Image: Il Laboratorio del Gelato’s Facebook.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Located on Ludow St is one of the most popular gelato and sorbet shops in the city. This laboratory-esque parlor offers over 50 ice cream flavors and wide array of sorbet flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth – the possibilities are endless. Their unique variety will keep you constantly excited and refreshed. Two of Laboratorio’s most popular flavors are apple fuji and salted caramel. 188 Ludlow Street.

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Image: A.B. Biagi’s Instagram.

Next, head to Elizabeth Street to visit A.B. Biagi Gelatoa sure spot for delightful gelato and sorbet. Located in the heart of Nolita, this store offers an eclectic variety; the different flavors and vibrant colors prove that gelato is more than just a snack, it’s an art. Each flavor is meticulously prepared to achieve that cool refreshing taste without compromising your standards of superb creamy goodness. Also, all of their sorbet flavors are vegan, great for all the dairy-free consumers out there.  Crowd favorites are the classics: chocolate and strawberry.  Make sure you stop by A.B. Biagi Gelato this summer to see for yourself why customers can’t get enough of their creamy dessert. 235 Elizabeth Street.

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Image: M’O Gelato’s Facebook.

You don’t need complex flavors and ingredients to create a delectable dish. M’O Gelato turns simple into sensational with their tasty frozen treats. Located in Little Italy, M’O Gelato is trendy and easily accessible from the 4, 6 and J train. This authentic shop sells some of finest gelato around, using fresh ingredients without any artificial additives, proving that perfection isn’t as complicated as we might think. 178 Mulberry Street.

-Mariah Brown