If Vancouver is in the Midst of an Ice Cream Boom, Who Is Making the Best Stuff?

Vancouver is going through an ice cream boom the likes of which we have never seen before. From the super tech nitrogen cooled scoops at Mister to the miraculous plant-based creaminess of newcomer Nora’s, we are ridiculously spoiled for choice right now. Seriously, what a time to be alive! For your ranking consideration (please pick THREE!), here are our favourite locally made flavours and where you can find them.

Earnest | Order this: Rhubarb Oat Crumble
Various Locations | 12PM – 10PM Daily

Innocent Ice Cream Sandwiches | Order this: Double Chocolate Cookie w/ Strawberry Ice Cream (GF)
4895 Main St. | 12PM – 10PM Daily

Rooster’s | Order this: Avocado Honey & Vodka
1039 E. Broadway | Hours vary

The Juice Truck in collaboration with Beta 5 | Order this: Creamsicle Soft Serve (V)
1022 Mainland St. | Hours Vary

La Glace | Order this: Bananes Foster
2785 West 16th Ave. | 12PM – 10PM, Wed – Sun

Mister | Malted Cereal Ice Cream in a Black Cone
1114 Mainland St. | 12PM – 10PM (11PM Sat & Sun)

Soft Peaks | North Pole Breakfast
25 Alexander St. | 12PM – 10PM Daily

Rain or Shine (pictured above) | Order this: Coffee Toffee
Various Locations | 12PM – 10PM Daily

Tangram Creamery | Order this: Tiramisu
2729 Arbutus St. | 930AM – 1030PM Daily

Chau Veggie | Order this: Coconut Pandan Leaf & Kale (V)
Various Locations (pints or eat in only)

Brown Paper Packages | Order this: Coco Cocoa Sandwich
620 Quebec St. (inside Pazzo Chow) | Hours Vary

Say Hello Sweets | Order this: Lemon Squeezey (V)
Mobile Truck & Various Stockists

Nora’s | Order this: Peanut Butter & Chocolate (V)
Various Stockists

Umaluma | Order this: “Mojito Magik” (V)
235 E. Pender St. | 11AM – 10PM (11PM Fri & Sat)

Virtuous Pie | Order this: Mint & Dark Chocolate (V)
Various Locations

Bella Gelateria | Order this: Kombucha Sorbetto (V)
Various Locations

Cadeaux Bakery | Order this: Classic Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
172 Powell St. | Hours Vary

Which THREE would you would recommend first?

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There are 28 comments

  1. You missed a good little sweet spot in Steveston. Everything made from fresh ingredients with no additives or fillers. The Sweet Spot

  2. “Say Hello” is by FAR the best ice cream in Vancouver! I had their banana and walnut at Friendly Snackbar on Main Street: #MindBlown

  3. Say Hello Sweets is my fave overall! Great…now I’m craving a cone and none to be had any time soon. Thanks. Lol

  4. Puccini’s deli in north van makes amazing pistachio gelato – authentic in taste, texture and colour. That gets my ice cream $$ and a vote – if it was on your list.

  5. Milner’s in Langley does make amazing goat gelato – straight from the herd in the pasture surrounding their store. Mango is truly amazing.

  6. This list seems rather incomplete. Mario’s Gelati is missing and is pretty much an institution for ice cream in Vancouver! Been going there for years and now the kiddos love it!

  7. Umaluma is AMAZING seriously you would never ever know it was all plant based and the cones…nom nom nom. Serious craving right now!

  8. Dolce Amore on Commercial Drive is amazing and not on this list, which is criminal.

  9. ZERO° BY CHOCOLATE ARTS gets my vote, esp. chocolate with brandied cherries. To die for!

  10. Rocky Point Ice Cream’s salted caramel is to die for. I’m a little annoyed by you guys ignoring the “burbs” like Port Moody all the time… it’s time to embrace the existence of “greater Vancouver”!

  11. Anny’s in New West – awemazing soft serve, straight up vanilla ?
    Sometimes the simplest are the best.
    I’d say #1 for Earnest servers, always knowledgeable and pleasant!

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