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Emack & Bolio's

73 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012 40.726689 -73.999504
nr. Wooster St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-5610 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Juice/Smoothie, Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Teen Appeal
  • Catering


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

In 1975, when attorney Bob Rook opened this side project—an eco-friendly ice cream parlor—he was working pro-bono on behalf of two homeless men. Those gents wanted him to name the shop after them (Donald & John's), but Hook thought their last names made for a catchier moniker. And so it stayed. The interior of most of E&Bs still harks back to the halcyon days of the late 1960s, laced with a funky, cosmic sense of design, when Peter Max reigned supreme. The hippie-dippy approach also manifests in organic and hormone-free ingredients in the over 30 flavors of ice cream and the large selection of iceless smoothies. Flavors extend beyond organics, and beyond the norm: The grasshopper pie incorporates crème de menthe liquor with Oreo chunks and chocolate flakes, while the purple cow enriches black raspberry ice cream with white and dark chocolate chips. Adjusting to everybody's dietary needs, E&B provides sugar-free, fat-free, low-fat, Splenda-sweetened, and lactose-free options.


Part of E&B proceeds go to promote Tibetan liberation. 

Seasonal Hours
The hours of operation change with the weather, so call for details.

Recommended Dishes

Grasshopper pie (one scoop), $4.13