We do everything we can for our furry friends, and that includes keeping a watchful eye over what they can and can’t eat. There’s a long list of what’s safe for dogs to consume and what’s not, and while some foods seem like they could be fine for our pups, they don’t process things like fats and sugars the same way people do. However, one man is turning that notion on its head by opening up New York City’s first dog-friendly ice cream shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff opened on June 1, and is serving up ice cream for both humans and dogs alike. Those with opposable thumbs have a range of creative flavors to choose from, including the vanilla and rose-water Bread and Roses flavor. For dogs, there’s only one ice cream flavor, but it’s one they’ll surely love: a mix of peanut butter, banana, sweet potato, and organic pumpkin puree. For now, it’s being called “Peanut Butter Pumpkin Butt.”
Run by owner and Bushwick local Eric Kyriakopoulos, Ollie’s is also the first ice cream shop in the Bushwick neighborhood. “So many people came up to me and thanked me for finally opening one up in the area,” he said.
Ollie’s is open Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you can’t make it out to Bushwick, you can smooth the FOMO over by checking it out on Instagram, where there will also be announcements of new flavors and the like, as well as pics of dogs enjoying ice cream. Or, you can look at adorable photos of Kyriakopoulos’ Insta-famous dog Simon.