The Kickoff: Otto
Still, if you can deal with the temptation, kick off your mission at Otto, where any gelato flavor is memorable, but the spectacular olive oil is a true can't-miss. Head to one of the standing-up bar tables, place your order, and prepare to be amazed. Plus, it's a happy place to spend half an hour while you psyche yourself up for the rest of the journey.
Also-Great Gelato: Amorino
L'Arte Del Gelato
Cones: 272 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-414-1795