NYC’s Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Opening in Jersey City

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Jersey City
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is coming soon to 347 Grove Street in Jersey City. Image courtesy of Van Leeuwen.

A stretch of Downtown Jersey City right near the Grove Street PATH station is getting a new sweet shop as Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has officially signed a lease to open their latest store.

The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District announced the deal through their Instagram and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream’s website already has their future location at 347 Grove Street listed as “coming soon” on their website. The brand was founded in New York City as a food truck in 2008 by brothers Pete and Ben Van Leeuwen with Laura O’Neil.

Van Leeuwen’s mission is to simply “make good ice cream that makes you feel good” and their flavors pack a unique punch. Among the options at the ice cream shop are a peanut butter brownie honeycomb variety or a buttermilk berry cornbread.

The company even developed a flavor as a homage to the “Glass Onion” movie, a French-style ice cream. Van Leeuwen is also known for their extensive vegan selection of ice creams that utilize coconuts, cashews and oats for their base, with flavors that include a churros and fudge or a brown sugar chunk.

The upcoming Grove Street outpost does not have an opening date just yet, but the spot will be the second New Jersey location of Van Leeuwen when it launches following the first inside the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford.


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