This weekend I had the treat of visiting my best friend Anne. We had lots of fun exploring, creating art, and eating great vegan food in NYC and Hoboken. Well mostly, we explored and she created art while I ate great food. Check out her blog: Griffin Dry Goods to see all the cool stuff she has been working on.
But back to the food: after being introduced to so many great restaurants/coffee shops I decided that I should start a whole page devoted to great places to eat (see “Favorite Places”). But, one place in particular deserves a post here as well.
Now, for those of us, like me, who haven’t had ice cream in a really long time (and no, I’m not talking about rice dream ice cream, I mean old fashioned from a cow – eww – ice cream) you may not remember how good it tastes. That’s why when Anne suggested we travel all the way into the city just to get ice cream I kind of rolled my eyes and said, well why don’t we just eat some coconut ice cream from the freezer? She sighed and practically dragged me to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, and it has changed my world. In fact, after dreaming about the double scoop cone, one of peanut butter fudge, one of pistachio, I insisted to go back every day. It’s a good thing I did because the very next day they had blueberry ice cream made from fresh picked organic blueberries and it was out of this world!
Lula’s makes their own hand packed vegan ice cream in rotating flavors daily. They have gluten free, soy free, and nut free options available (although I’m not sure they actually have a soy free, nut free option). They even have gluten free cones (although they have soy lethicin in them)! Not only that, remember the glory of watching your soft serve swirl onto a cone as you waited with eager anticipation? Lula’s soft serve comes in three flavors although only the chocolate is both gluten and soy free. If you ever get tired of cones (what?!?!) you can also get banana splits, floats, and flurries (with delicious mix ins like vegan gummies). So, long story short: if you live anywhere remotely close to NYC you need to visit this ice cream shop. You won’t be disappointed.