It's blazing hot outside. The sun is out, you've probably got a sunburn by now and you're in need of something to cool you off. You're past the whole dollar drink days at McDonald's and you're looking for something... sweeter and more satisfying.
How about some ice cream? Where you might ask? Well cue this amazing map we made for you. No matter where you are, you'll be able to find a place. We even found the best spots for vegan ice cream and Vancouver's latest trend - nitrogen ice cream. So take a screenshot, text your friends, and study hard. Here are the sweetest ice cream spots mapped out just for you.
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The Praguery // Olympic Village Square
It's taking everything you know and love and making it a little more extra. And we're all for that. Their truck mainly haunts in Olympic Village, but you can find their other locations here.
Earnest Ice Cream // 1829 Quebec Street
It's staple Vancouver ice cream that's growing bigger and bigger with two new locations. You're seriously missing out if you've never been.
Rooster’s Ice Cream Bar // 1039 East Broadway
Relatively new to the ice cream scene, Rooster's is all about artisan ice cream crafted with the best ingredients they can get their hands on.
Rain or Shine Ice Cream // 3382 Cambie St
In addition to hosting several vegan flavours, they take the concept of 'taco Tuesday' to a new level!
Shishinori // 2328 Cambie St
All the ice cream without the mess of a cone, served up in a delightful matcha parfait. This one's a definite win.
Bella Gelateria // 1089 Marinaside Crescent
Also hosting a location on Cordova, this award-winning gelateria always features new and unique flavors.
Mister // 1141 Mainland Street
Not only are they one of the premier nitrogen-style parlours, they have killer sandwiches and torched treats. Featured above are their smores, creme brule and strawberry mint.
ON Yogurt // 95 Smithe Street
Besides their frozen yogurt and gelato, their newest claim to fame is the taiyaki! It's a giant baked cake that's filled to the teeth (literally) with froyo and other treats!
Soft Peaks // 25 Alexander St
Their Avalon milk soft serve is smooth, creamy and absolutely addictive. One of the most popular desert places in Gastown, Soft Peaks is a must-visit anytime you're in the area.
Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary //4090 Hastings St
A huge throwback to the fifty's, Glenburn has a classy retro vibe that's supported by mouthwatering sundaes, floats and sodas!
720 Sweets // 3278 West Broadway
One of the coolest (literally) ice cream spots to hit Vancouver, this ice cream joint has enough toppings to leave anyone indecisive.
Welcome Parlour Ice Cream // 8th Street East
Ice cream flights, floats, and an old-school candy store, their earl grey and maple bourbon will definitely win you over.