There’s something about ice cream that’s almost magical. Whether someone only wants it during really hot weather or enjoys it all year round, it’s important to be able to get the ice cream they really like. That could be something as simple and classic as a vanilla cone, or it could be a unique mix of flavors, a vegan option, or a creation that adds something unexpected to the experience. No matter what kind of ice cream a person likes, or what they might want from going to an ice cream parlor, living in or visiting Toronto means a lot of different places to try. For awesome ice cream experiences in the area, consider some of the most popular options. People like them for a reason.
Combining doughnuts and ice cream, Eva’s Original Chimneys is a great place to have a sweet treat on a hot day. Hungarian pastries are baked on an open grill, and, with decorations reminiscent of Hungary, you can be transported to the streets of Budapest by walking in the door. The base for their pastries is both vegan and organic, and you can get a doughnut cone filled with lovely soft-serve ice cream for an incredible treat.
For anyone wanting a taste of Italy, Bar Ape (pronounced “bar ah-pay”) is the place to go. This food truck offers a unique spin on gelato, including a lot of unexpected flavors and bars dipped in chocolate. Depending on the season, there’s a wildcard flavor that changes and that’s always something interesting to try. While it’s not always in the same location, the food truck has some commonly used spots and is easy to find.
Any ice cream lover looking for flavor overload should come to Greg’s Ice Cream. There are more than 100 flavors to choose from, and everything is made from natural ingredients. There’s everything from traditional favorites like chocolate and vanilla to more obscure choices like licorice, pumpkin raisin, and roasted marshmallow. It’s an excellent place for a total ice cream experience.
Anyone who has kids should take them to Lickadee Split Ice Cream Shoppe for their ice cream. It’s very kid friendly, easy to get to, and offers plenty of great choices. There’s a kid’s seating area with colorful chairs, and some adult seating spaces, too, along with a chalkboard wall and plenty of bright colors to catch the eye.
Getting some ice cream doesn’t have to be a big production, but it’s nice to be able to go to a parlor where everyone feels welcome and can get something that works for them. For someone who doesn’t get ice cream very often, getting something really good from the experience can be a great way to make them feel even happier with their choice of treat.