The hottest places to get vegan ice cream in Toronto right now

Jul 10 2020, 11:42 am

It’s ice cream szn, but for the lactose intolerant, this time of year might feel more focused on the sweltering heat than the milky refreshments that offer respite from it.

But those adverse to dairy are in luck, because there are plenty of Toronto spots offering up dairy-free versions of summer’s favourite treat.

If you’ve been craving ice cream but not the upset tummy that can sometimes follow, drop by one of these spots for a vegan take on the refreshing and cooling dessert:

Bunner’s Bake Shop

 

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Every single treat at this little bakeshop is 100% gluten-free and vegan, making your indulgences even more special. Now that it’s summer, those offerings include ice cream! Made with an oat base and available in rotating flavours plus vanilla, of course, drop by this Kensington Market bakery for a cup of the good stuff… or ask for it to be plopped atop a cinnamon bun.

Address: 244 Augusta Avenue
Phone: 647-350-2975

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M!LK Gelato

 

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M!LK Vegan Gelato will be celebrating at 536 Queen Street West this weekend. Opening up at 1 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the first 20 people in line will get a free scoop of gelato. The spot is also serving up gelato wedged between waffles (wheat and gluten-free), and plopped inside cupcakes.

Address: 536 Queen Street West

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JAM Cereal x Convenience

 

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JAM pops up at Convenience from 1 to 8 pm, Friday to Sunday, and they just added dairy-free options to their roster of sweets. The spot serves up milkshakes studded with your favourite childhood cereals, and the newest additions are made with coconut milk instead of from a cow. Trix, Cocoa Pebbles, and Oreo O’s are all on deck to take your tastebuds back to Saturday morning cartoons.

Address: Convenience — 1184 Queen Street West

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Bar Ape Gelato Co.

Bar Ape (pronounced Ap-ay) dishes out soft-serve gelato and chocolate-dipped bars in seasonal flavours, which means the selection is always changing. You can order ahead for pickups of their weekly drops of goods, and you can count on at least one of the available flavours being dairy free.

Address: 283 Rushton Road, Toronto
Phone: 647-223-4931

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Bloomer’s

 

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Bloomer’s isn’t just for doughnuts anymore. Now available at both locations are various flavours of made in-house vegan ice cream, too. Choose between French Vanilla, Cookies n’ Cream, Funfetti, or Dark Chocolate to melt away the stress of a long week or the heat of a high-temperature day.

Address: 873 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-551-0532

Address: 715 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-214-2832

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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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