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Nirvanaah! (Indian ice cream shop) now open in Sunnyvale - anyone?

hhc Oct 14, 2010 08:54 PM

I just read that Nirvanaah! in Sunnyvale is open on Yelp. Indian ice cream shop. Flavor of the month: Alphonso King Mango Ice Cream. No eggs, 100% vegetarian. Anyone try it yet?

Nirvanaah!
1038 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 331-1788

Website:
http://nirvanaah.com/

  1. Andrea Nguyen Oct 17, 2010 08:57 PM

    I popped in last week and tried about 12 flavors. They're really interesting -- rose petal, pista (pistachio and cardamom), Alphonso mango.The flavors are intense. Nirvanaah packs it in, reflecting the Indian penchant for sweets. Definitely check it out. The company makes the ice cream in New Jersey.

    They're located conveniently by the India Cash and Carry market so you can grab your groceries after having ice cream. Hankook market is down the way if you want Korean/Japanese items. And two pho shops too.

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    1. re: Andrea Nguyen
      Melanie Wong Oct 20, 2010 01:07 AM

      Welcome, and thanks for your first post here.

      If you've had Real Ice Cream from Santa Clara, how would you compare the two?

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      Real Ice Cream and Bangalore Cafe
      3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

      1. re: Melanie Wong
        c
        caitlink Nov 1, 2010 07:14 AM

        In the neighborhood this week, what flavors should I try at Real? Stopped by last night and saw these flavors: mango, saffron, cashew, rose something, coconut ...

        Thanks.

        1. re: caitlink
          Melanie Wong Nov 1, 2010 07:07 PM

          My favorites are the mango, saffron, and rose. The mango is made with alphonso mango puree. Here are a couple reports to help you choose.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/326129
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/396036
          P.S. the lady behind the counter is more generous with samples than the man.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
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            vaparna Mar 24, 2011 03:32 PM

            I'd hands down pick Nirvanaah. The ice cream is really RICH and tastes almost decadently creamy. Their Alphonso Mango is to die for. The Kulfi and Thandai are flavors are great as well.

            1. re: vaparna
              Melanie Wong Mar 26, 2011 10:53 PM

              Thanks for the reminder. I gotta get over there.

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              Nirvanaah
              1038 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA

    2. Melanie Wong Jul 28, 2012 08:43 PM

      Better late than never . . . I’ve been to NIrvanaah twice and agree that it’s better than Real Ice Cream. Broader range of flavors and ice cream specialties, richer and more intense flavors, higher butterfat content, and creamier consistency than Real. Since Kwality does not use eggs, the ingredient labels I read on the pre-packs do include emulsifiers.

      The staff are friendly and generous with samples. I’ve had a chance to try some unusual flavors such as mitha paan and others so packed with spices they feel gritty on the palate. Not for me, but still interesting to taste.

      My favorite flavor from trying many over two visits remains the mango-pomegranate. Here’s a single scoop in a cup from the first time.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/7665941258/

      Second time was on a scorcher of a day when I was in serious need of cooling off. Nirvanaah had switched to greenware in the meantime. And the Alfonso mango mastani shake with a scoop of cardamom kulfi did the trick.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

      Nirvanaah now has two East Bay branches, located in Fremont and Newark.

      5363 Mowry Ave Fremont, CA 94536‎ (510) 796-2547

      2036 New Park Mall, Newark, CA 94560 (510) 494-2343

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        hhc Jul 31, 2012 11:24 PM

        Thanks for the tips. I've tried it at an Indian festival & remember it was pretty good. The one at Newpark Mall I've walked by many times, I seem to remember on Tues it is $1/scoop. Will need to go maybe one day to take a pic of it. I hope they have mango-pomegranate.

        The Mowry Ave location is next door to Chaat Bhavan (Indian vegetarian) in a small strip mall before Hwy 880 North on ramp. Parking is limited there though.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          Melanie Wong May 29, 2013 12:35 AM

          The Newark store has closed.

          But there's another East Bay location in Dublin.

          4556 Dublin Blvd Dublin, CA 94568 (925) 556-6268

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