Sugar Hill Creamery opens second location in Hamilton Heights—with a few noteworthy differences

Updated: Aug 20


Harlem's Sugar Hill Creamery opens second location in Hamilton Heights
Co-owner Petrushka Bazin Larsen

It's been a long time coming—owners Petrushka Bazin Larsen and Nick Larsen said they started the process more than two years ago—and now Sugar Hill Creamery's second location is finally here.


The 500-square-foot ice cream shop at 3629 Broadway between 149th and 150th Streets in Hamilton Heights features the same menu as its three-year-old sibling on Lenox Avenue, with a few noteworthy differences.


Harlem's Sugar Hill Creamery second location in Hamilton Heights
Sugar Hill Creamery's new shop at 3629 Broadway between 149th and 150th Streets

Here the ice cream case has 12 slots, two more than the original, so there's a bit more choice. Look for the four handmade classics that are always behind the counter—blueberry cheesecake, chocolate, vanilla, and salted caramel—plus a rotating mix of seasonal flavors like butter pecan with bourbon.


With a location that's a full 30 blocks further uptown, the new spot also delivers to Washington Heights via Seamless, GrubHub and Uber Eats.


The lease here permits them to serve alcohol, so Bazin Larsen says they're hoping to roll out a boozy drinks menu as soon as they can, including alcohol-laced shakes and ice cream-based cocktails like Prosecco with sorbet. (There is seating, but it's closed off to customers for now.)


In the meantime, there's hot chocolate made with vanilla ice cream and topped with toasted marshmallow fluff—"It has a very nostalgic taste," says Bazin Larsen—plus warm spiced apple cider and a variety of coffee.


Harlem's Sugar Hill Creamery opens second location in Hamilton Heights
The menu at Sugar Hill Creamery

Crucially for the owners, the Broadway shop comes with a large basement, allowing them to move and expand their production.


And just in time: Sugar Hill Creamery recently started selling on Goldbelly, meaning ice cream orders are now coming in from all across the country. "We're growing it so people who don't live in the neighborhood can enjoy it," says Bazin Larsen, who calls the whole process "stressful but exciting."


For those lucky enough to live nearby, the shop is open Wednesdays through Sundays, with extended hours (until 11pm) on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the full schedule here.


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