‘Food, family, fun’ is the motto at this inconspicuous but time-honored dessert hub. It is one of those small joints you may stumble across during a leisurely walk around the neighborhood; a hidden gem, in other words. Aesthetically, it does not boast or demand attention. Its green awning humbly proclaims in white block letters its ‘Fine Italian Ices.’ Underneath, scribbled in yellow, it is revealed that hot dogs, knishes, pretzels, soda and other snacks are offered as well. Nevertheless, what My Mother’s Place
lacks in appearance is definitely made up for by the delicious taste of its famous ices and gelatos. Customers rave about the wide variety of homemade flavors (over 75 to be exact) that are offered for as little as $2. Some popular favorites include spumoni and java chip, which are so rich in taste and consistency due to the ample amounts of pistachio and chocolate chip chunks, respectively. My Mother’s Place has been in operation for over 50 years, adding a sense of nostalgia for locals who have been frequenting this place since childhood.