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 10 sweet spots for 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: 409 Industrial Avenue
Of course one of Vancouver's favourite ice cream makers does ice cream sandwiches!
Address: Multiple Metro 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, Vancouver
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 and collaborations.
Address: 1141 Mainland Street
This long-time plant-based "ice cream" maker calls them "Ice Dream Sandwiches," and they come in flavours like Strawberry, Marshmallow, Coffee, or Snickerdoodle.
Address: 620 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What's better than an ice cream sandwich? How about one made with a beautiful French macaron cookie shell? In the summer, Vancouver's Ladurée has this special treat. Ladurée’s signature frozen treat fis available in rose, vanilla cocoa, and pistachio/raspberry sorbet flavours.
Address: 1141 Robson Street
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 you can build your own 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
For something a little different, grab an ice cream sandwich to go made with an insanely fluffy souffle pancake.
Address: 1360-4151 Hazelbridge Way (Aberdeen Centre), Richmond
Buckets has an array of tempting ice cream flavours for scoops, but they also slay the sammie game. Look for fun limited-time special flavours and collabs, too.
Address: 3330 Main Street
This story was originally published on May 17, 2018 and has since been updated with new information