And you know the rest.
Yaletown definitely does not lack in the frozen treat department: Dairy Queen, Yaletown Gelato, Cold Stone Creamery, Bella Gelateria and other establishments have been in our ‘hood for years. But more have sprung up in recently days, and we’re now even more spoiled for choice! Here are some of the newest; go on and indulge your sweet tooth!
Opened in July 2015, Menchie’s is dotted all over the city, and this location’s set-up is no different, with its self-serve frozen yogurt machines and toppings bar. They’re known for their myriad options: non-fat, low fat, tart, no sugar added (just to name a few), and while we haven’t actually done the math, we’ll bet there are thousands of combos that you could indulge in, including all the add-ins: sprinkles, sauces, and more.
Nice Vice Creamery, which opened in February 2016, is the city’s first plant-based “ice cream” (they actually call it “vice cream”), which is organic, dairy-free and soy-free. What began as a cute little food truck (affectionately known as the “vice cream van”) is now a proper scoop shop, and is stocked with 12 varieties per day, including four to six seasonal flavours. Made with coconut milk and sweet potato “milk,” their batches are freshly made each day, and feature awesome combinations such as Banoffee Pie with Graham Crackers, Cherry Chocolate and Vanilla Strawberry Swirl.
The newest addition to our ‘hood, Mister, opened in June 2016, and looks nothing like a traditional ice cream shop. The “normal” freezers filled with ice cream varieties have been replaced with a row of Kitchen Aid stand mixers, which billow smoke as liquid nitrogen is added to the churning ice cream mixture. While this nitro-ice trend has been around in other cities for years, it seems the craze has finally hit our shores. Try the avocado (sounds weird, but it’s not) and the crème brulée, with its crispy sugary torch-made top. You can’t really go wrong with the combination of creamy and crunchy. Yum!