Snowdays Shavery, the latest of the East Village’s many sweets spots, is bringing the LA craze to East 10th Street next week. As the name implies, snow cream is a creamier version of Taiwanese shaved ice: Snowdays shaves a block of frozen organic cream into cups and then crowns the fluffy goodness (which takes longer to melt into mush than shaved ice does) with toppings and drizzles.
Tony Quach, who’s the owner of the stand and runs it with Eric Nieves (whose last name — no joke — means “snow”), says that when the East Village store soft-opens August 20, customers will get their choice of snow flavor (everything from classic black sesame or green tea to wilder stuff like corn muffin or fig and honey), two toppings (fresh fruit, candy, egg pudding, granola, cereal, etc.) and a drizzle of homemade strawberry puree or condensed milk, etc.
Quach had the idea for the stand after moving from New York to Los Angeles and noticing the popularity of “shaveries” like Blockheads and SnowLA. He moved back to New York about six months ago, just in time to get his own shavery up and running by the end of summer. For the colder months, he plans to serve a take on the “eggette,” the spherical waffle that’s popular in Hong Kong.
Snowdays Shavery, 241 E. 10th St., nr. First Ave.
Correction: The original version of this post was revised to clarify the role of Eric Nieves, who is not an owner.