11 best places to get vegan ice cream right now in Vancouver

Jul 21 2017, 3:40 am

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.

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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.

1. Umaluma

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
Instagram: @umalumagelato

2. Earnest Ice Cream

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
Instagram: @earnesticecream

3. Rain or Shine

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
Instagram: @rainorshineyvr

4. Friendly Snackbar

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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
Instagram: @friendly_vancouver

5. Lisa Lou’s

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
Instagram: @lisalouschocolatebar

6. Say Hello Sweets

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‚Äôs balanced and creamy taste comes from a blend of coconut milk, cashew milk, and organic agave nectar ‚Äď doesn‚Äôt that just sound dreamy?

Address: Find the truck online
Instagram: @sayhellosweets

7. Kokomo


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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 

8. Tangram

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
Instagram: @tangramcreamery

9. Virtuous Pie

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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
, Vancouver
Instagram: @virtuous_pie

10. The Juice Truck

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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
Instagram: @juicetruck


Mister always has some non-dairy options in flavours like brand new Coconut Ash variety.

Address: 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @madebymister

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