It may be the most quintessentially New York frankenfood of all.
The Everything Black, a $5 vanilla ice cream sandwich that fuses the black-and-white cookie and the seasoning of an everything bagel, is on sale at two Lower East Side eateries through this Sunday.
The sweet and savory dessert is a collaboration between the storied Jewish bakery Kossar's Bialys at 367 Grant St., and the experimental ice cream shop Ice & Vice at 221 E. Broadway, in honor of National Sandwich Month.
Proceeds are going to the Edible Schoolyard Project, a nonprofit creating a curriculum that transforms kitchens and gardens into classrooms.
If you're feeling particularly gluttonous this week, you can order your Everything Black sandwiched between ice cream scoops.
The Everything Black isn't the city's first sugary riff on its beloved seed, salt, garlic and onion-coated bagel. Let's not forget the Everything Donut that debuted this February at the Doughnut Project in the West Village, with all the proper toppings and a cream cheese glaze.
The everything bagel has been a New York breakfast staple since the 1980s, when — according to a New Yorker article — a young employee at a Howard Beach shop collecting the sediment at the bottom of the oven had a eureka moment.
Its current sandwich mate, the black-and-white cookie, is believed to have descended from the "half moon" cookie, a staple in upstate New York for over a century. For many New Yorkers, it calls to mind the 1994 "Seinfeld" episode in which the comedian upholds the pastry as a model for racial equality and harmony.