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Greg's ice cream

after reading about it...I finally went there.
There were no customers so I took the liberty to sample a few flavors.
Eggnog: nice
Ginger: nicer
Pistachio: not what I was expecting..too mellow
Coffee with Skor bits: too sweet
Roasted Marshmallow: OH MY..it tasted exactly like the marshmallow came off the fire at the campsite. Even after digesting it, the flavors still hung around my palate.
Banana Bread: WINNER!!

I gave the nice kid...a tip for being so kind and patient!!

Anyone have any other favorite flavors?

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  1. Do they have pumpkin? I just got back from the states and had some pumpkin ice-cream at cold cream slabery.

    It was very good - lots of pumpkin flavour without being overly sweet. Does anyone know where I can get pumpkin icecream or pumkin coffee beans in toronto?

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    1. re: caitlink

      Ed's Real Scoop in the Beach makes Pumpkin Icecream. Really rich and creamy.

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      Ed's Real Scoop
      2224 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E1E9, CA

      1. re: caitlink

        I don't know about the pumpkin coffee beans (although now I would really really like to try some), but I've had pumpkin ice cream at Greg's. Might be a seasonal flavor, though.

      2. My two favourites are Roasted Marshmallow and Stout. For those who are crinkling their nose in disgust at the prospect of beer-flavoured ice cream, don't knock it 'till you try it! :)

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        1. re: xtal

          any idea how much, if i LOVE the roasted marshmallow, i will LOVE the Stout? :-)

          1. re: alisonb

            I'm reticent to speculate, individual palates being what they are.

            They definitely are different flavours, but there is a sweetness in the stout that mixes well with the beer flavour.

        2. My favorite at their old location was the mint chocolate chip and the "O" Oreo.
          Does anyone know why they moved to the Bloor Spadina location? It doesn't have the charm or floor space that the old Greg's had.

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          1. re: merlot143

            I believe landlord issues played a major role, and he had already been making the ice cream offsite for some time before the move. I miss the old place a lot. The new one is a high traffic location with a much lower rent. But it's very inconvenient for me and I've rarely been able to get a seat when I have made it there.

            1. re: embee

              You mean, a seat from one of the two seats available?

              1. re: merlot143

                Don't exaggerate. There are at least four seats :-)

          2. I agree, the pumpkin pie one is good in season, I also like the Cinnamon.

            Roasted marshmello, however, is my all time fav

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            1. re: orangewasabi

              Roasted marshmallow ice cream from Greg's is on Toronto Life magazine's Top 100 tastes this month.
              Personally I prefer the chocolate pepperoncino gelato from Il Gelatiere.

              1. re: merlot143

                Can you find Gregs Ice cream at any supermarket's anywhere?

                1. re: callitasicit

                  not major chains, but high-end markets - Summerhill Market, Sherwood Market, Freshman's, etc. you pay a premium, tho.

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                  Freshman's
                  627 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

                  Sherwood Market
                  1054 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

                  Summerhill Market
                  446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

                  1. re: LemonLauren

                    All The Best Fine Foods also carries Greg's.

                  2. re: callitasicit

                    harbord bakery also sell greg's ice-cream

                    1. re: callitasicit

                      Greg's sells large containers to the public at their retail store, if you're able to make the trek there.

                2. chocolate peanut butter. definitely. I've been known to make treks from the east end in the summers to satisfy the craving. I've had other brands of choco-PB, but none compare.

                  Since it's not available all the time, my default is sweet cream. Yum.