Ramen & Ice Cream, Perfect Together: Luigi’s Launches ‘Ice Cream Speakeasy’ at Ani Ramen

Luigi's Ice Cream

From Gail Schoenberg Public Relations:

Summer may be over, but you can now get your ice cream fix year-round at Ani Ramen House.  Ani Ramen House owner, Luck Sarabhayavanija and Luigi Beltran, founder/owner of Luigi’s Ice Cream (est. 2015) are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership launching today at Ani Ramen House in Jersey City.

[Read more about Ani Ramen’s plans to expand in NJ here.]

Luigi’s Ice Cream, the popular ice cream brand with shops in Red Bank, Metuchen and food truck will now also be available year-round in Ani Ramen’s all-season patio space.  Kids of all ages get excited as Luigi’s will bring their unique and eclectic flavors, rolled ice cream and creamy buns.  “Big kids” especially rejoice since many of these flavors will be alcohol-infused boozy ice creams created collaboratively with Ani’s mixology team using Japanese whiskies, sakes and other spirits. Flavors will evolve and change constantly (see full list of opening flavors attached).  The two are excited to bring the first ice cream “speakeasy” to New Jersey where guests can enjoy the ice cream on premise or grab and go.

This fortuitous collaboration was born out of a teenage friendship that drifted and then came together when Luck and Luigi, two independently successful businessmen, serendipitously ran into each other in 2016 participating in the All About Downtown Jersey City Festival.  According to Luck Sarabhayavanija, “As Ani Ramen contemplated adding a dessert element to our space, Luigi’s came up as a great fit since they are known for offering a creative collection of dessert concepts like rolled ice cream and ice cream donut sandwiches.  The partnership brings to Jersey City a dining experience like no other in the area.”

Luigi, who began selling his ice cream at Exchange Place via their food truck, has kept his eye on Jersey City as a place he wanted to permanently share his ice cream stated, “I felt there couldn’t have been a better time to come back to Jersey City with desserts that customers will love and in a place that is as unique as the city it serves.”

Initial opening hours will be weekends only (for weekends of October 19 and October 26)  Friday 6pm-12am, Saturday 6pm-12am and Sunday 5pm-10pm.  Hours will expand shortly to include weeknights.

See full list of Luigi’s flavors here: Luigi’s Ice Cream Flavors & Pricing for Launch 10-19-2018

Luigi’s Ice Cream @ Ani Ramen House, 218 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

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