Nondairy "icecream" in Boston Area?
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 .
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.
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.
I believe Grezzo in the North End will sell pints of their delicious non-dairy frozen desserts.
69 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113
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.
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