It’s a trend we’re seeing everywhere these days: all vegan everything.
Our response to this uptick in plant-based offerings?
No dairy, no problem.
If you’ve never had vegan ice cream before you may be a bit skeptical, but this specialty sweet treat is actually an incredible way to enjoy this classic summer dessert without dealing with the consequences of a mass intake of dairy.
These purveyors and producers offer Vancouverites smooth, creamy, vegan goodness with quality ingredients and flavours.
Here are 11 best places to get vegan ice cream in Vancouver right now.
Umaluma Gelato serves non-dairy, 100% plant-based gelato, a healthy alternative to classic Italian Gelato that’s still just as creamy, smooth, and packed with fresh flavours and organic ingredients. The gelato maker is the only organic and non-dairy producer in Canada as of now.
Address: 235 East Pender Avenue, Vancouver
Earnest Ice Cream has a fantastic selection of vegan ice creams available at all of their locations. Flavours include Coconut Lime Sorbet, Café Au Lait, Chai, Cherry Chip, Chocolate, Cookies + Cream, Lemon, Maple Walnut, Mint Chip, Raspberry, and Strawberry Brownie.
Address: 3992 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Address: 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Rain or Shine always has a vegan variety ready to scoop. Currently the vegan flavours at this spot include Coconut Chocolate Chunk, Veggie Patch Sorbet, and Blueberry Coconut Lime.
Address: 1926 W 4th Avenue #102, Vancouver
Address: 3382 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Address: UBC Central, University Boulevard, Vancouver
Friendly Snackbar always serves a variety of Say Hello Sweets’ vegan ice creams in scoops, take-home pints, and on Tuesdays – in tacos!
Address: 2408 Main Street, Vancouver
Lisa Lou’s offers a variety of regular ice creams along with two vegan sorbets, including drool-worthy flavours like Pear Lime and Strawberry Mojito sorbet. The flavours switch up about every three days, so you can expect exciting varieties of vegan treat to come from this spot.
Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver
This ice cream truck has been serving up dairy-free and gluten-free treats since 2015 via her jolly bubblegum pink ice cream truck. Say Hello’s balanced and creamy taste comes from a blend of coconut milk, cashew milk, and organic agave nectar – doesn’t that just sound dreamy?
Kokomo serves Cocowhip, a soft-serve frozen treat consists of coconut water, organic bio-fermented coconut powder, vegetable-sourced stabilizers. Basically, this stuff is the ultimate guilt-free dessert, and the only place you can get it in Canada is Kokomo.
Address: 611 Gore Street, Vancouver
Tangram usually always has a selection of vegan sorbets to chow down on. If you’re in the Kitsilano neighbourhood this parlour is a must-try.
Address: 2729 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
This spot makes dreamy plant-based pizzas and ice cream. For the latter, you’ve got a ton of flavours like Hawaiian Vanilla, Turmeric + Black Pepper, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Coffee + Doughnuts to choose from. You can also opt for take-home pints, ice cream flights, sandwiches, floats, and cones.
Address: 583 Main Street
The Juice Truck is about to drop their own vegan soft serve (they are aiming for August 1), and we cannot wait to get our hands on this new creation.
Address: 1022 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Address: 28 West 5 Avenue, Vancouver
Mister always has some non-dairy options in flavours like brand new Coconut Ash variety.
Address: 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver