Benfaremo “The Lemon Ice King of Corona”
52-02 108th St., Corona
For more than 60 years, the Benfaremo family has been making its Italian ices for Queens residents. This tradition was started by Peter Benfaremo, who is also known as “The King.”
The King is known for squeezing cases of lemons and oranges to get the “true taste” in all of his products. Most of the flavors at Benfaremo have pieces of fruit in them—including blueberry, watermelon, grape, banana and peach. Other flavors include bubble gum, vanilla chocolate chip, rainbow, cotton candy, coconut, licorice, coffee and rum raising. The eatery also offers sugar free Italian ices and candy apples.
The Lemon Ice King of Corona has been recognized as the standard for Italian ices. It has received an award of distinction from Zagat and was also featured in numerous magazines as a top place to visit for food in the borough.