Van Leeuwen; I Found AMAZING Vegan Ice Cream In Nyc
Finding good ice cream is a challenge for us vegans! I usually sacrifice my stomach for a trip to Morgenstern's but while staying in the area I stumbled upon a Van Leeuwen, and in short, they had me at word Vegan. I practically skipped in I was so excited to try them!
From initially looking at the selections what I appreciate most is that they offer vegan & dairy options as I'm sure my fellow "veganish" folks are familiar with negotiating where to eat when we have company. All of the selections were drool-worthy & in my ice cream connoisseur fashion I tasted quite a few, but the three that resonated with my taste buds were the Salted Caramel as it reminds me of the So Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster pints I shamelessly collect. I also tasted my go to Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl & Peanut Butter Choc Chip which is comparable to Halo Top’s. While they were all delicious, I'm going through a Cookie Dough phase, so I had to go with Choc Chip Cookie Dough milkshake & talk about being transported to heaven!
I eat all types of vegan store-bought options, and the most significant difference between vegan vs. diary is the texture of it. Dairy ice cream is more substantial & creamer (hint why dairy makes you bloat) vs. nondiary ice cream which is lighter but this one retained the creamy texture of "actual" ice cream which blew me away. Along with having a fantastic product the one staff member handled all of the orders with grace & a smile. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and stop by Van Leeuwen's I encourage my non vegan's to try one of the vegan options. You nor your stomach will regret it.
What are some of your favorite vegan ice cream or frozen yogurt spots in your city? Leave a comment below!