Arguably the best gelato in the world. Canadian Gelato Master James Coleridge took Italy by storm by winning the 2012 International Gelato Festival in Italy. He believes in working with local growers and using the best, freshest and ripest original fruits, berries and ingredients. Most of all, he and his team believe in supporting local and global causes. Expect a fast-moving line-up every night of the week and mind-blowing classic and modern flavours.
Handmade ice creams made from local and sustainable food that reflect the values of Erica and Ben, the thoughtful (earnest) owners. From whiskey hazelnut to strawberry basil, their flavours highlight the best from BC farms. Small batches allow them to experiment with foraged ingredients like fresh spruce bud and elderflower. Matchstick espresso and affogatos are also served at their "scoop shop", where the goal is zero waste.
Handcrafted by a young couple whose dream-turned-reality was to open an ice cream shop, these intensely-flavoured ice creams are made in-house using fresh, natural and sustainable whole ingredients sourced locally, seasonally, and organically whenever possible. Expect to die for flavours like Honey Lavender and Blueberry Valsamic. Look for vegan options, too.
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See website for retailers | 778-835-1607 $$ | Artisan Ice Cream
A small-batch, artisanal ice cream company led by a former purse designer who discovered her passionate in hand-made ice cream sandwiches. Every product is made from scratch using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients whenever possible.