There’s a lot to be said for the soft chocolate cookie exterior and creamy cold filling of a store-bought ice cream cream sandwich many of us enjoyed in childhood. But ice cream sandwiches aren’t just for kids–in fact, in Vancouver, the field of incredible ice cream sandwiches is stacked pretty high.
Here, in no particular order, are the 14 essential ice cream sandwiches in Vancouver to put on your must-try list this summer.
This chocolate and treat shop turns the notion of a plain ol’ ice cream sandwich on its head with their minimalist perfection.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue
Known for their milky soft serve, Soft Peaks has not only expanded to include a new Burnaby location, but also with a Frissant Ice Cream Sandwich on the menu, which uses Swiss Bakery’s legendary fritter-croissant hybrid.
Address: 25 Alexander Street
Of course one of Vancouver’s favourite ice cream makers does ice cream sandwiches!
Address: 3 Vancouver locations
This pretty in pink ice cream parlour uses all gluten-free cookies for their full-size or mini sandwiches, and has several dairy-free ice cream options, too.
Address: 4895 Main Street
In the summer, Lisa Lou’s chocolate shop becomes an ice cream mecca, complete with fresh ice cream sandwiches.
Address: 1007 Main Street
One of Vancouver’s original artisanal ice cream sandwiches, Brown Paper Packages has their HQ inside Pazzo Chow.
Address: 620 Quebec Street
This Yaletown shop is known for their liquid nitrogen ice cream, stirred up on the spot, which they also put in a fun line-up of sandwiches. Look for creative specials, like a pineapple bun ice cream sandwich, too.
Address: 1141 Mainland Street
At Rooster’s you’ll find a couple of ice cream sandwich creations on offer (if you can distract yourself from their incredible line-up of handcrafted flavours).
Address: 1039 East Broadway
You’ll find an ice cream sandwich with chocolate cookie and Say Hello Sweets’ plant-based Stay Mallow ice cream once you find this sweet food truck.
Address: Find the truck
The rule for visiting this 100% plant-based pizza spot is to always save room for dessert, because they make killer vegan ice cream and ice cream sandwiches.
Address: 583 Main Street and UBC Wesbrook Village – 3339 Shrum Lane
You will find colourful ice cream sandwiches on the menu at this popular dessert and sweet treat shop with multiple locations in the region.
Address: 3278 West Broadway and 2675 Kingsway
Buckets has an array of tempting ice cream flavours for scoops, but an equally compelling set of ice cream sandwiches on their in-store menu, including a vegan option.
Address: 3330 Main Street
Head to this scoop shop on Arbutus to check out their ice cream sandwiches made with house-made biscuits.
Address: 2729 Arbutus Street
This summer, Pappa Roti is launching customizable ice cream sandwiches using their famous coffee buns.
Address: 1505 Robson Street
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