Just as Montrealers enjoyed a taste of springtime weather, they can soon enjoy a taste of dairy-free ice cream.
SWIRL, which is slated to open next month, will operate as a takeout window where customers can stop by and enjoy scratch-made, dairy-free, soft serve ice cream made with organic coconut milk.
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“The concept for SWIRL was to create a minimal shop with only a few items on the menu, designed to highlight simple ingredients,” said SWIRL co-owner Charles Deluvio, in an interview with Daily Hive. “Our rotating soft serve flavours will feature greenmarket fruits, as well as Asian ingredients, from sea buckthorn to hōjicha.”
The vegan soft serve spot is slated to open at 230 Rachel Est, on the corner of avenue Laval, a popular foodie spot that already features the likes of HÀO, Patisserie Notre-Dame Du Rosaire, RAKU, and Café Replika.
“All of the founders have some intolerance to lactose so we don’t get to enjoy a good ice cream as often as we’d like,” continued Deluvio. “What we’re trying to create here is an honest product that can look and taste as good as the ones served at our favourite ice cream shops.”
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Though shop hours are yet to be finalized, the SWIRL staff says the shop is “set to officially open at the beginning of June.”
As that May sunshine continues to shine down on Montreal, we’ll keep you posted as to when you can start scarfing back SWIRL’s delicious vegan soft serve.