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Nondairy "icecream" in Boston Area?

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  • ced9 Nov 6, 2009 12:54 PM
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Looking for a place to get non-dairy icecream. I realize I can get soy, coconut or rice milk varieties in the Whole Foods freezers but wondering if any parlors serve it up in the Boston area .

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  1. Check out Wheeler's, which serves up Vegan ice cream offerings, at 334 Mass Ave right by Northeastern University and the Symphony -- http://www.icecreamproject.com/

    I'd recommend calling ahead to see if they have any given flavors, though. They make everything on-site and frequently run out of certain things.

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    1. re: FinnFPM

      Wow- Wheeler's looks amazing! Thanks very much I can't believe I've lived in the area and not known about it.

      1. re: ced9

        Don't blame yourself. They do an absolutely miserable job of marketing the place. I don't know how they stay in business.

      2. re: FinnFPM

        Question about Wheeler's -- the Yelp reviews swing wildly from "amazing" to "terrible" and I'm wondering if it depends on the flavor? The Wheeler's website says the ice cream is made from coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk -- maybe that makes the difference in texture?

      3. Lizzy's in Waltham and Harvard Sq. has both chocolate and coffee tofutti. I'm not sure if it's made on site like the rest of the ice cream, but my husband used to enjoy it when he was mostly vegan. Decent flavor and texture.

        1. I believe Grezzo in the North End will sell pints of their delicious non-dairy frozen desserts.

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          Grezzo
          69 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113

          1. I second Wheeler's. They make amazing flavors, like champagne. Check it out!

            http://www.thegeminiweb.com

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            1. re: TheScribe

              The word on the Post-Punk Kitchen vegan message boards is that Wheeler's has completely unpredictable hours: http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum/...

            2. Cafe Kiraz (http://www.kirazcafe.com/) in Cambridge has pretty good Frozen Tofu Yogurt with lots of delicious mix-ins available, and it you are really lazy, they deliver!

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              Cafe Kiraz
              119 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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              1. re: redelephant

                Is their default froyo tofu yogurt or is this something special? I've never recalled tofu yogurt on their menu before.

              2. Cabot's in Newton has a soy base that they will use to whip up any flavor you want (The same way they make their frozen yogurt with one of those "drills"). I haven't tried the soy but do enjoy all the combinations one can come up with using the fro.yo base!

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                1. re: Pemmican

                  I have tried the Soy frozen yogurt at Cabot's and think it's excellent. It does have a noticably different taste, but I think I actually prefer the texture to the "normal" frozen yogurt. Once you mix in flavors it's even harder to discern a difference in the base taste. Cafe Kiraz' version is good too. Of course, these are not ice creams in the traditional sense, but a kind of frozen dessert.

                  While on the general topic of non-dairy frozen desserts, let me also mention Taiwanese shaved ice at places such as Blue Asia Cafe and Jo Jo Taipei in Allston. Although often topped with condensed milk, you can ask for it without the milk.

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                  Cafe Kiraz
                  119 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  JoJo Tai Pei Restaurant
                  103 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

                  Blue Asia Cafe
                  113 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134