For a scoop of salted caramel pretzel (outdoor market price, $3), I reconsidered my anti-add-ins policy, a safeguard against second-rate ice cream oversugared by third-rate candy. The pretzels, which are folded in on the spot, add a salty exclamation point that seems to draw out even more flavor from the caramel. As long as we're customizing, next time I'll take mine extra-crumbly, please.
511 East 5th St. (Aves. A-B), Manhattan
Also at Mad Sq. Eats, Worth Sq., near Fifth Ave. and 24th St., daily through June 9