Sun-Thu, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-11pm
F, G at Carroll St.
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Odds are, your kid hasn’t heard of an egg cream. Peter Freeman and Gia Giasullo, the city’s foremost champions of old-school dessert, are out to change that. Their exceedingly kid-friendly soda fountain lets moms and dads (and grandmas and grandpas) share with their progeny the Proustian thrill of their childhood desserts. Sodas are all made with Farmacy's own syrups; ice cream comes from Adirondack Creamery, small, all-natural producer; and the rotating menu of house-made cupcakes, pies, and even red-velvet Twinkies changes daily. Stop by on Thursday mornings to hear the Jitterbugs strum twenties classics or for the bi-monthly fiddle jam. If you’re looking for a low-stress birthday spot, packages start at $75, plus the menu bill.