Where to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Toronto this weekend

Jul 16 2020, 11:24 am

It’s spicy hot out, Toronto. What better time for National Ice Cream Day to descend upon the city?

On July 19, sweet-tooth-havers across the country are invited to dedicate the full day to indulging in this iconic, refreshing, and creamy treat.

If you — like us — are in the mood to celebrate, consult this list for the spots offering ice cream to-go, or even for delivery, across Toronto right now:

Butter Baker

 

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This spot’s Bay and Dundas location is open daily from noon to 6 pm with an in-store limit of two customers at one time. You can also place orders online for next-day delivery. On top of their delightful ice cream offerings (Baker’s Tiramisu), you can also indulge in cake, cookies, sweetbreads, and more. All the better to eat ice cream with, we’d say…

Address: 120 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-971-8686

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Death in Venice

 

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It’s not ice cream, it’s gelato. Made with local dairy and produce, the flavours that come out of this little shop are wild. A “gooseberry mint,” “spicy chocolate,” “cheeseboard,” “corn-on-the-cob” type of wild. Officially reopened, you can drop by the Dundas West storefront and grab yourself a sweet treat to go.

Address: 1418 Dundas Street West

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iHalo Krunch

 

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Famous for their Ube Nut ice cream — a twist of ube and coconut charcoal soft serve — iHalo Krunch is open for grab-and-go or curbside pickup from 1 pm to 10 pm Friday to Sunday, and from 3 pm to 10 pm from Tuesday to Thursday. Oh, and they offer delivery on DoorDash and Uber Eats until 2 am, too.

Address: 831 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-505-3777

Address: Vaughan Mills — 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan

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Eva’s Original Chimneys

 

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Eva’s is known for its chimney cones, made from their traditional chimney cakes, and you can stop by either location to grab one of those to go. Loaded cups of ice creamy goodness are also available for delivery through the eatery’s website. From each sale, $0.50 goes to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. 

Address: 454 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-697-8884

Address: 53 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Phone: 416-697-8884

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Bang Bang

 

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Bang Bang has some unreal flavours — ranging from Soybean Walnut to Avocado, plus everything in between. Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention that you must pair your sweet treat with one of the spot’s egg waffle cones, cinnamon buns, or giant, gooey cookies, in order to get the most out of the experience.

They’re open for takeout, but keep your distance from other people, people.

Address: 93 Ossington Avenue
Phone: 647-348-1900

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Nanashake

 

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This spot’s doing something special. Their vegan soft serve is banana-based and always full of healthy, nourishing, whole food ingredients. Think of natural peanut butter, crushed pistachios, matcha powder, cacao, and juicy berries as the infusions and toppings available with your order from this spot.

Address: 4750 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-226-6262

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RuRu Baked

 

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This ice cream is different for one reason: custard. It’s made with custard. Creamy, refreshing, bursting with fresh flavour, and made with no artificial preservatives or stabilizers, you can preorder pints of this sinfully good dessert online for pickup at Empire Espresso — keep an eye on their Instagram account for weekly drops on Thursdays. 

Address: 668 College Street

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M!LK Gelato

 

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M!LK Vegan Gelato just celebrated its Grand Opening on Queen Street West! No worries if you missed out — the spot is sticking around, serving up dairy-free versions of all your faves, in cones, cups, wedged between waffles (wheat and gluten-free), or plopped inside cupcakes.

Address: 536 Queen Street West

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With files from Adrian Zee

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