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Vegan soft serve/fro yo

fleame May 19, 2008 04:57 PM

Does anyone know of someplace in/near west l.a. where they have soft serve substitutes for ice cream or frozen yogurt that's vegan? I looked at some earlier posts about non-dairy soft serve, but I'm not sure if most non-dairy soft serve (available at some fro-yo places) is vegan. Does anyone know whether those non-dairy options are vegan, or if not, where vegan soft serve might be available?

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    will47 May 27, 2008 03:14 PM

    Orean's in Pasadena has fast-food style soft serve that they've long maintained is non-dairy. However, I have read somewhat credible reports that the soft-serve does indeed contain some dairy.


    Let me know how the non-dairy stuff at Big Chill is - I live near there and keep meaning to try it.

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      mbh65 May 20, 2008 01:46 PM

      Real. Live. Raw. in Hollywood/Beachwood Canyon. Raw fro yo and ice cream.

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        mbh65 May 20, 2008 01:49 PM

        Ooops-Real Raw Live in Hollywood.


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          fleame May 20, 2008 04:55 PM

          Thanks for all the great suggestions! I'll be near Big Chill today, so I"ll stop in and ask if the non-dairy is vegan. I'll let you know.

          1. re: fleame
            Emme May 20, 2008 05:31 PM

            You might also stop at Yogurt Factory on Santa Monica, a few blocks from Bundy. They always have a couple of non-dairy options as well. Their machines whip well too!

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              Emme May 27, 2008 04:45 PM

              It's not soft serve fro yo, but in a pinch, check out Scoops.

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        JudiAU May 20, 2008 01:46 PM

        The compounding pharmacy/hippie food bar next to Holloway Cleaners in WeHo on Santa Monica just put up a sign offering vegan non-dairy raw "ice cream." Haven't tasted it but it seems like it might be what you ware looking for.

        1. Das Ubergeek May 19, 2008 11:06 PM

          Contact Studio Yogurt. Yes, it's in Studio City (ew, like, the *VALLEY*) but they have non-dairy yoghurt and I'm fairly sure it's vegan. There's also a place on Main Street Santa Monica near Schatzi on Main that has it, if it's still open -- it has been many years since I lived in the People's Republic.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            oli May 20, 2008 12:50 AM

            I think you're referring to Sparky's (on Main)?

            Bigg Chill at Westwood and Olympic has a non-dairy option. Not sure if it's vegan.

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