Until recently there were few ice cream options in Vancouver for vegans, vegetarians, lactose intolerants, and the eco-conscious. Nice Vice is changing the ice cream landscape, one delicious dairy-free scoop at a time.
Brace yourselves. Yaletown’s Nice Vice cream is an evolutionary foodstuff that is about to blow the minds of vegans, vegetarians, the allergy-prone and the digestively-sensitive. N0t only is Nice Vice dairy-free but it also uses sweet potato milk to keep some of its treats nut-free. Eco-conscious customers can take pleasure in that Nice Vice also presents its products in recycled, organic and sustainable packaging. The catch? I dare you to find it.
Owner Chris Vice is continually searching for the best source of non-GMO ingredients for his vice cream and is building strong relationships with Canada’s organic distributors. He strives to keep his flavours seasonal and organic. Indulge in vice cream fun-flavours of Avocado Matcha, Banana Fudge and Blueberry Sage – the samples alone can be satiating. Forget hot fudge and sprinkles; sundaes can now be designed to your personal taste with toppings like chocolate and salted caramel sauces, waffle pieces and an array of flavoured gourmet salts from The Salt Dispensary, such as Hickory Smoke, Espresso, Thai Ginger and Lavender.
The possibilities don’t stop there. This crazy cool creamery offers root beer floats concocted with its traditional vanilla bean vice cream along with local roots brewed right up the street at Capilano Tea , which is owned and run by a Squamish Nations collaborative. And just when you thought ice cream sandwiches were a dying breed, Nice Vice has paired up with Delish to bring you a gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free and vegan version of the treat that will leave you wanting more, even on the coldest of days.
With the health-conscious on the rise in Vancouver, Nice Vice is expanding the options to curb one’s sweet tooth with even more alternative ingredients. This little shoppe is educating Vancouverites on how to make an ice cream vice, nice. Get there.
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