From: Little Freshie
So while this doesn't fall into the spirits/beans/leaves category - it was too delicious and local to pass up! Little Freshie started out in a trailer selling fresh snowcones, and now works out of a quaint shop at West 17th street. With indoor and outdoor seating, and an abundance of freshly made espresso, soda, slushies, and snowcones, it's perfect for summer.
The drink: light, aromatic, effervescent, refreshing.
Homemade soda is really the only way to go: it wasn't sweet or syrupy, just unbelievably refreshing and just slightly bubbly. Weekly flavors like green tea pear, raspberry rose, and mango ginger along with house made herb and lemonade flavors can be hand crafted into sodas, snowcones, or slushies. They all pair well with fresh sandwiches and made-from-scratch scones, hand pies, and cookies. Need more convincing? Check out all these reviews!