Website: dairyqueen.com
Closest location: 
513 Westside Ave., Jersey City, N.J.

Let's be real, Dairy Queen is the only legitimate excuse you will ever have to go to New Jersey. But why bother with that damn turnpike? We deserve a DQ in NYC. We work hard in this city and we deserve frozen treats to reward ourselves with, like the often imitated (but never duplicated) Blizzard: soft serve ice cream with a needlessly copious amounts of toppings whipped in to make impossibly delicious combos like Cherry Cheesequake and Banana Cream Pie. But the Arctic Rush, a rare blend of fruit flavored slush and ice cream, is our go-to indulgence. Cool and creamy, this is the stuff of a dairy lover's dreams.