Little Man Ice Cream is named after founder Paul Tamburello’s father, Peter Tamburello (nicknamed Little Man). Although small in stature, he was big in heart and making a difference in the world was his legacy. Little Man Ice Cream is Paul’s way of keeping his father’s legacy resilient.
Inspired by vintage Coney Island hot dog-shaped stands, business is conducted within a twenty-eight foot tall, 14,000 lb. cream can. Little Man Ice Cream is all about the EXPERIENCE! The customer’s experience is one of pure nostalgia nestled in the 21st Century. In the golden era of the great American road trip during the 1920s-1950s, unique American food items like donuts, hot dogs, or ice cream were celebrated and memorialized by roadside monuments built to expand on the food experience itself. How better to enjoy a scoop of ice cream than one out of a 28ft tall cream can!? The Little Man experience is a loving tribute to the creativity, wonderment, and whimsy of that era.
Beyond the whimsy, Little Man Ice Cream also builds on the time honored tradition of the neighborhood ice cream store. From the great flavors of homemade ice creams & hand-crafted novelties, to the aroma of fresh waffle cones cooked on site, to a lively cobblestone plaza that plays host to a variety of events—it is Little Man’s goal set itself apart by engaging all of the customer’s senses.