I was in North Vancouver to check out the Shipyards Night Market which runs every Friday all summer long. We stumbled upon the new Shipyards complex and found the new location of Welcome Parlour. I had never heard of them before but they have another location in North Vancouver. According to their website, they boast about the natural flavours of their ice cream.
The inside can seat about 15 people and has ample space for line ups. The Welcome Parlour started out in 1909 selling general supplies and ice cream and the store theme reflects their heritage.
Their flavours are displayed along in the wall in the form of a banner and there is also a wall at the back selling candy.
My friend and I shared a flight of 4 flavours for $7.50. It was only $0.25 more than the price of a double scoop and we could try more flavours. We chose London Fog, Salted Caramel Almond Crunch, Apple Pie and Lemon Lavender. I found all the flavours to be pretty strong and the lemon lavender was especially refreshing on a hot day. The apple pie actually had apple and pie pieces mixed in. The London fog was a good rendition and the salted caramel almond crunch came with plenty of almond slices mixed in.
I do prefer my ice cream to be more hard and cold though so I found the texture here to be a little too soft for my liking. Also I thought the flight would be served in cups or something but I guess you can eat it on the go in this format.
They also serve ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, floats, affogato and sundaes here. I would come back if I’m ever craving ice cream in North Van! There are a few gelato and ice cream shops in the Lonsdale Quay Market but the flavours here are more unique.