EARNEST ICE CREAM
In a city where it rains every day for at least eight months of the year, some might think that Vancouver's affinity for standing in line ups for ice cream while holding umbrellas is strange. But some people haven't been to Earnest Ice Cream.
Since opening the doors of its first storefront in 2012, Earnest has become a local favourite. It's one of those places that is constantly pushing tastebud boundaries, creating flavours such as Bourbon Peach, Miso Ginger, and Sweet Corn Blueberry Swirl. They also collaborate with local distilleries and breweries including 33 Acres and Sons of Vancouver. The extensive list of vegan flavours made with coconut are as good (some might even say better) as those made with milk. Earnest has made a commitment to making their product with seasonal ingredients and in small batches, which means some flavours are constantly rotating while the staples are there for good. Don't like surprises? The day's available flavours are updated on their website.
If waiting in line isn't your thing (particularly in the rain), Earnest also has pints available in reusable and returnable glass jars. They are available at any of their locations, or at a bunch of other places around the city, such as Cartems Donuterie, Le Marché St. George, Elysian Coffee, and Edible Canada.
Looking for recommendations? We haven't met a flavour of Earnest Ice Cream we haven't liked, but if we really have to choose, the Vegan Cherry Chip and the Whiskey Hazelnut are particularly good.
Kensington Cedar Cottage: 3992 Fraser Street | T: 604.428.0697 False Creek: 1829 Quebec Street | T: 778.379.0697
Hours: Monday - Sunday 12pm - 10pm