Category Archives: vegan


Ice Cream Lab

dessert - vegan

I almost failed chemistry, so I can’t really explain how this works…


…but Ice Cream Lab creates made-to-order scoops using locally sourced, fresh ingredients…


…using magic (aka Liquid Nitrogen).

IMG_0427I was invited in to sample a bunch of flavors – this isn’t Blue Crystal Meth, but Blue Velvet (with Magnolia Cupcakes)…
IMG_0433 …Banilla (also Magnolia-esque), Salt Lick Crunch (pretzels, caramel, sea salt)…

…Vegan Chocolate (coconut base)…


…and their seasonal sorbet – this was Strawberry.  Both non-dairy options are sweetened with Agave.


Ice Cream Lab opens its second location in Pasadena this Friday.  Stop by the Grand Opening on Wednesday, October 29th – for free ice cream, giveaways, and more.


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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

dessert - food truck - vegan

I am pretty clueless about the NYC restaurant scene, but for some reason the desserts are still on my radar.  One I’ve been hearing about for quite some time is Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, from Brooklyn.  They’ve now got a truck in Los Angeles, and we spotted it outside the Hello Kitty Opening last week.


Although Abe and I aren’t vegan, we consider ourselves dairy-free ice cream connoisseurs.  Theirs are made from coconut/cashew milk, raw cocoa butter, extra virgin coconut oil, and organic sugar cane.


This was the mint chip, and it was perfection.


Follow the truck on twitter – I heard rumors they’re opening a store downtown, and writing a cookbook.

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