Skipperdee’s Doughnut ingredients are natural. Our glaze, fillings and pastries are homemade. Our dough is also made at our flagship store in Point Lookout, NY. We don’t use any frozen or pre-made dough – no preservatives, or any other additives. No food coloring and no artificial flavorings!
POINT LOOKOUT, NY — Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Parlor may feel like an old-school soda fountain, but the local ice cream shop actually started 6 years ago as a concept to fulfill the needs of the seaside community of Point Lookout, NY.
And that homey, nostalgic feel is exactly what founder Richard Zampella was after when he created the concept and decor for the thriving business.
“When I first came to Point Lookout, I felt that an ice cream parlor is part of every shore community experience and Point Lookout was void of that market need” Zampella said. “I saw an opportunity to replicate the memories & experience of my own childhood when I visited various beach communities as a kid.”
Now, Skipperdees, located at 26 Lido Boulevard (Next to the First National Bank of Long Island) in Point Lookout is celebrating its 6th anniversary, and despite the pursuit of selecting the finest ice cream flavors and ingredients available, the core of the shop has stayed the same — “Providing the best ice cream on Long Island in a family friendly environment,” Zampella said.
The flagship Point Lookout location stays open during the winter when it features homemade soups from the New York Soup Exchange in Garden City and offers a wide selection of homemade breads. In the fall, it celebrates with pumpkin flavors, and near Christmas, peppermint ice cream pops up.
Skipperdee’s is pleased to offer the residents of Point Lookout a family friendly establishment, that has become a social center for the children of the community and thanks our guests for the last six years of unadulterated family fun.
Richard Zampella is a thirty year veteran of the hospitality industry. He has managed the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel and served as Food & Beverage Manager of the The Essex House Hotel on Central Park South. For 15 years he work 65 floors high atop Rockefeller Center at the Rainbow Room under legendary restauranteur Joe Baum. In 2010, he created the concept and design for Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Shop in the seaside hamlet of Point Lookout, NY.
Richard Zampella is also a restaurant designer that created the interiors and exterior of Brixx & Barley Restaurant in Long Beach NY. He is also responsible for the bar design for Heneghan’s Tavern in Point Lookout, NY as well as the tavern’s website.
In 2013 Zampella receive a Critics’ Pic from the New York Times as producer for the feature documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen which is narrated by Sam Waterston. The film is currently available on DVD at Walmart, Best Buy and Target.
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