The Lemon Ice King near LeFrak City Apartments Corona, Queens

Vice Feature: The Historic Lemon Ice King Of Corona

Sep 26, 2018

Vice recently featured the historic Lemon Ice King Of Corona, (located at  52-02 108th St, Corona, NY) recognized as the standard for Italian ices. It has received the award of distinction from Zagat and also featured in numerous magazines as a must place to visit. 

Funder Peter Benfaremo—who opened up shop in the '50s—was feverishly working to expand the storefront in time for the World's Fair, which was about to take place in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 1964. Ultimately, the massive fair proved to be a milestone moment for the Lemon Ice King of Corona in becoming iconic throughout the city.

Benfaremo, "the King" made Italian ices into an art form. Squeezing cases of lemons and oranges to get the true taste in his production and all our flavors have real fruit pieces in them from blueberry to watermelon.

Watch the full feature on VICE of The Lemon Ice King Of Corona here: