Tangram Creamery is one of the newest ice cream stores to open. There is really no shortage of ice cream in Vancouver! Located on Arbutus between 10th and 11th avenue, they are well known for their “cookie cones”, also called langue du chat in French. There’s a decent number of seats inside with a long wooden bench along the window and a wooden communal table in the middle.
I saw that they had a hojicha flavour (which is like a roasted Japanese tea) that I wanted to try and I’ve never seen it anywhere else before. Unfortunately it was not available on the day that I went. The menu’s not that big but it does change seasonally.
I saw on Instagram that you can actually get a single scoop with two flavours! What a great deal and it doesn’t cost more to do so either. =D I believe you can also do this at Rain or Shine.
I sampled two flavours, the Very Earl Grey London Fog and the Black Sesame and I ended up getting both of them for my single scoop with two flavours. I also had to fork out the extra $1 for the cookie cone since everyone loves it so much. Thankfully it did not disappoint! The cookie cone was like a cross between a sugary cookie and a shortbread cookie? The crunchiness was similar to a waffle cone. The end of the cone is also dipped in chocolate so that it doesn’t leak. I’ve sure we’ve all had that experience before! My tissue did get a bit stuck to the cone though but the cone was good so I’ll gladly eat some tissue with it. ;)
The Earl Grey had a stronger flavour than I expected but in a good way! It was very intense and could be my favourite Earl Grey flavour now!!! Since the Earl Grey was on top, it made the black sesame flavour seem mild in comparison so if you do get this combo you should ask to put the black sesame on top. I’ve read a few complaints that the texture was a bit icy but mine was very creamy.
I love how they have a stand for you to put your cone while you’re digging out your wallet to pay! All ice cream stores need this! Summer is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to returning soon to try the hojicha. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.