Vancouver’s first dairy-free, plant-based micro creamery, Nice Vice, is about to become one of Vancouver’s first food spots to call it quits in 2017. The Yaletown brick and mortar scoop shop will close for good in the next few days.
Following their debut in 2015 with their mobile cart and their stint at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in partnership with Hawkers Mercado, the vegan “vice cream” shop settled into their Yaletown digs on Mainland Street just under a year ago.
The shop was known for their inventive flavours that satisfied even non-vegan cold treat fans, with selections like Peach Green Tea, Matcha Avocado, Blueberry Sage, and more.
“We’re grateful to our loyal supporters, and feel blessed that we were given the amazing opportunity to be passionate about what we love to do and create for the year we were located at 1022 Mainland Street,” says owner Chris White on behalf of the Nice Vice team in a press release about the closure.
White adds that they were also glad they could “bring more awareness to food allergies and sensitivities, ethical food practices, and other local small businesses.”
Nice Vice made the decision to close on January 11, and revealed their plans to their customers on January 12. The shop will sell what they have left for $1 cups and cones and $5 pints until they run out of stock and officially close the doors; customers are urged to keep tabs on the closure via Nice Vice’s social media outlets.
While the 0% dairy creamery will be gone soon, Nice Vice may not be gone forever.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to reopen in a different location in the near future, but as of today, we have no plans in the works for relocation,” adds White in his statement.
Address: 1022 Mainland Street, Vancouver