Green Apple opened less than a month ago by three friends, and is perfectly situated on Mott Street between Lombardi's and L'asso. The goods? Gelato and sorbet. Our favorite gelato flavor on the menu is a tie between pistachio and green tea. Pistachio is buttery in all the right ways and smooth in consistency with a heavy hand of pistachio paste. Green tea is made with matcha powder from Ten Ren. Sorbets are made with fresh fruit (save for a certain flavors like passion fruit), thus both flavors and consistency change with the season.
Pictured above is a triple scoop with pistachio gelato on top and pineapple sorbet to the right. A scoop of summer lychee sorbet (yes, made from real lychees) is hidden on the bottom. The pineapple, tangy sweet, is killer—and bears an uncanny reminder of the Dole Whip cones (pineapple soft serve) I grew up with in Hawai'i. At $2.95 for a small, this is the best priced gelato and sorbet around.
202A Mott Street New York, NY 10012 (map)