"The model was the starving, but well fed artist. We went in figuring we're going to make what we want and how we want it, and do it the best we can and buy the best ingredients we can so our ice cream has an insurance that it tastes good for people."
Meet Gab Carbone & Matt Errico, the founders of The Bent Spoon, a locally-loved, artisan, small-batch ice cream shop in Princeton, New Jersey. Gab & Matt both grew up in The Garden State; learning at a very young age, through their food loving Italian-American families, how to cook and appreciate the special terroir of New Jersey.
For them, eating was a way of understanding and honoring a "taste of place", a way of enjoying the specific food of an area - a philosophy that stayed with them when they met and discovered their mutual love of ice cream and started experimenting with local ice cream flavors in their kitchen. And, after their flavor inventions became too good to be just a hobby, they decided to open The Bent Spoon - becoming one of the first ice cream shops in the NYC area to really source locally and introduce their customers to novel and interesting flavors that really celebrated New Jersey.
So, come watch a little behind-the-scenes peek inside one of my favorite go-to ice cream brands. I think you'll find that, for them, it's a lot more than just ice cream.
35 Palmer Square West
Princeton, NJ 08542-3711
*Also a vendor on select weekends at The New Amsterdam Market in New York City.
Hope you head down to Princeton to visit! Everyday, they make and rotate flavors depending on the season. So, when you go, just ask them what their farmers are growing and try those flavors first :)
Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!
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