A cup of pistachio and hazelnut gelato from Grom, and a cup of vanilla and pistachio gelato (with a extra "sample" of strawberry) from L'Arte del Gelato.

Gelato lovers in New York City will be hard pressed to find an area with more choices than Bleecker Street in the West Village, and New York magazine has officially dubbed it "Manhattan's Gelato District" in this week's issue. Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite tried out all six and gave their impressions, which in turn sparked a mini debate here at SE:NY.

While we all agree pistachio is the way to go, we couldn't agree on who serves the best version, newly opened Grom or L'Arte del Gelato. L'Arte has our resident Sugar Rush experts Kathy Chan and Robyn Lee in its corner, while Raisfeld and Patronite—from the sound of what they wrote—and I all tend to lean toward Grom. (Let it be noted that I am a cheapskate, and my willingness to pay Grom's exorbitant prices is only a testament to how good it is.) For final judgment we turn to the serious eater out there. Let us know what you think in the comments.


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