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Category Archive: Ice Cream

Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Ice Cream. XML

  1. Bike as ice cream cone holder

    A bike outside of Natural Blend on Washington Avenue does double-duty as an ice cream cone holder.

    A recent announcement on the Brooklynian message boards that a Franklin Avenue “holistic and organic” coffee shop would soon open sans cow’s milk sent folks in a typing frenzy that the shop was destined to fail. Within two weeks, far in advance of the shop’s opening, the owners posted on Brooklynian that they would offer organic cow’s milk after all.

    But, for a few days, I was able to bask in the thought of my corner coffee shop as a truly vegan-friendly establishment. I wasn’t surprised to learn that cow’s milk would be offered, and I’m still thrilled that such a wide variety of non-dairy milk and vegan pastries will be available. Franklin Avenue is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, so one more reoccupied storefront is a good thing. (I would be remiss not to acknowledge that gentrification is driving up prices in the few local grocery options, but there’s not enough room here to do that type of unpacking.)

    Before I moved to Crown Heights, I did not expect much in the way of vegan eating beyond the options available in the neighborhood’s many fine West Indian restaurants. Since my arrival, I’ve amassed a diverse handful of go-to options when I need a quick vegan fix near my new home.
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  2. Blurry Iphone Pic of an Awesome New Place

    Blurry Iphone Pic of an Awesome New Place

    New York City is home to a plethora of vegan delicacies, from the exotic and gourmet to ethnic and all-American staples; the city is a one-stop shop for pure vegan goodness. Now, thanks to the Proprietors of Philadelphia’s only Vegan Lunch Truck, (Viva Las Vegans) Manhattanites and Lower Eastsiders alike have something new to rejoice.

    Lula’s Sweet Apothecary is Manhattan’s only all-vegan, fully functioning Ice Cream Parlor. Rooted in the old-fashioned pharmacy parlors of yesteryear it operates just like you would expect it to; right down to the Hamilton Beach hand-mixers and soda-shop menu(PDF) on their website.

    All of the ice cream is original, store-made and delicious. I had the chance to sample a few of the flavors and was blown away by the full-bodied, creamy sweetness of each of the choices; Chicago Soy Dairy soft-serve is pretty awesome as well.

    From sundaes to shakes, sodas to malts and everything from banana splits to flurries they have the tools to keep your sweet tooth tingling. And, just in case that wasn’t enough to send your body into giddy-filled gyrations, they also carry Red Mango and Gone Pie baked goods along with fair trade coffee and hot chocolate.

    They are located at 516 E. 6th Street between A & B. They’ve yet to have a grand opening but don’t let that deter you from sampling the scrumptiousness.

    Big ups to Chloe at Girlie Girl Army for the tip!

    A SuperVegan Resturaunt listing will arrive shortly. UPDATE: It’s in our restaurant guide now!. Leave reviews!

  3. Snag a coupon and this little guy could be all yours, you cheap bastard!

    Snag a coupon and this little guy could be all yours, you cheap bastard!

    A host of new coconut milk-based vegan ice cream approximations have hit the shelves lately. On the West Coast, we have an especially wide selection: there’s Maggie Mudd in San Francisco and Coconut Bliss in Eugene, Oregon. They’re great for anyone looking to trim a little soy from their diet (seriously, who couldn’t benefit from that?) — but until recently, they’ve been a pricey specialty affair.

    But the new flavors from Turtle Mountain’s So Delicious Purely Decadent line (based out of Oregon, natch) are the most widely available, the least tummy-achingly decadent and the most affordable in these tight times of ours. A pint of Mudd will set you back about $5, while Coconut Bliss clocks in closer to $6. They’re tasty, but S.D.’s is more accessible — creamy, but not too sweet (made with agave, not sugar!), though perhaps a little coconutty for some. But if you’re looking for a seriously decadent dessert that’ll knock you out for a good hour and a half after you’ve inhaled it, you’d best look elsewhere.

    Maybe that’s why the cookie dough and mint chip versions were kind of disappointing for me. They’re tasty, no doubt, but you can really taste the coconut-milk base, and they’re overall not as rich as I want those flavors to be. The vanilla bean and coconut ones, on the other hand, far surpassed my expectations. The vanilla has now become my go-to summer snack (I have a lot of those “free pint” coupons saved up, okay?). Great for anyone looking to cut some soy and indulge in some summertime junk food. (Might I suggest some ripe summer peaches?) Mix a serving with some fresh cut fruit to cut down on total snack calories and foodie guilt. And then go out trick your favorite omnis because seriously, this stuff ain’t no Tofutti. They’ll be shocked. Then sweet-talk them into buying another carton for sharesies.

    A pint will set you back less than $3 at the Park Slope Food Co-op, but more like $4 at Whole Paycheck — though S.D. has some generous coupon offerings on their Web site. It comes in vanilla bean, chocolate, coconut, mint chip and cookie dough varieties. They’re up for the VegNews Awards (vote for SV, too!) against Mudd and Bliss. I won’t tell you who I voted for, because that would violate my journalistic integrity — but let’s just say I’m kind of a cheapskate.

  4. A new spot called Penny Licks has opened up at 158 Bedford Avenue (on the same block as Vinnie’s Pizza) in Williamsburg. They serve Vegan Treats cakes and Temptation Ice Cream (along with some non-vegan yucky food that we don’t care about). They make sundaes and stuff. You want to go.

    If you visit Penny Licks, don’t forget to leave a review here on SuperVegan!

    Oh, and if you’re in Boston, Wheeler’s has opened a retail store-front at 334B Massachusetts Avenue.

  5. Wheeler’s Black Label Vegan Ice Cream recently threw a bunch of tastings in the northeast, pairing their ice cream with delicious baked goods (NYC, Boston, and New Jersey, with baked yummies on offer from My Sweet Vegan author Hannah Kaminsky, Concious Kitchen, and Sweet Avenue Bakeshop, respectively). Sadly, we missed the boat on covering the Brooklyn event. The more responsible The Daily Free Press reported on last night’s Boston tasting.

    Did you go to any of the tastings? Got any comments? If you don’t want to miss out on future ones, be sure to subscribe to Wheeler’s blog!