With all the new small batch, artisan ice cream places popping up around town, you are only a stone’s throw away from some of the sweet cold stuff. So where do you go? Which one do you visit?

I find myself being drawn to many that use liquid nitrogen to make their creams icy, or utilize its chemical reaction to create smoke and interest in their parfaits. I search out ones with seasonal flavours, and those who put the effort into making their own specialty cones.

However, one ice cream shoppe I continue to find myself coming back to is the “one on Venables”. You may forget its name, but you don’t forget its baby pink exterior, and the fact that they are the only ones in the city to offer over 200 different flavours. Theirs is a room that essentially surrounds you with refrigeration units, filled with buckets of ice creams. Here, you have the ability to explore each showcase to the fullest. We did this by trying all their weird flavours without constraint. Over 20 samples were shared between three, from green onion to curry, durian and black currant. You can taste as many of each as you like, and that was exactly what we did today.


To check out the video of this, visit the link below.

Some of the more unique flavours include Vegemite, apple & cheddar, and roasted red pepper with feta. And truly most tasted as its descriptive name promised. Some by way of actual chunks of the promised vegetables or herb. I don’t think the point of these are to enjoy their savoury flavour for dessert, but to try it and say that you have. It certainly was reason enough for us to visit today. And this is why they remain a great destination for ice cream, and are the one to recommend to someone visiting from out of town.


Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – Yes.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – Yes.
Don’t deny your cravings.


To read my original visit post, click below.

La Casa Gelato


1033 Venables St, Vancouver BC