Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. ā€”Zach


20080708gelato-small.jpgIl Laboratorio del Gelato's recently reconfigured shop makes it all the more easy to simply pop up to the open street window and order two, three, or even four scoops. Flavors are still evenly divided between gelato in the left-hand case and sorbets in the right, all starting at $3.25 for a small.

We were tempted by the lemon and basil sorbet, along with a tart black plum number. But gelato never fails to win our favor in the end; we've yet to taste a flavor that disappoints. We enjoyed a cup of buttery smooth and mild green tea with vanilla bean, as well as a separate cone with a particularly delightful amaretto crunch piled over nut-speckled pistachio. Could there be a sweeter way to cool off?

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

95 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002 (b/n Broome and Delancey Streets; map)


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