720 Sweets-The Soft Serve Craze Continues

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

720 Sweets sent me an invite to try some of their soft serve last month and even before I went, my Instagram was flooded with pictures of their fancy looking soft serve surrounded by dry ice. I love ice cream so I was super excited for this!

The store is located on Broadway and Blenheim and the interior is narrow but has about 10 seats at the front.

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Rooster’s Ice Cream

Rooster’s Ice Cream opened over the summer and being the ice cream fanatic that I am, I had to check it out.  Sorry this post is a bit late since it’s fall already! This year has just flown by!

The store is located near VCC on Broadway and it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. The inside is sparsely decorated with some local paintings on the wall and there’s only two tables inside. The concept is pretty similar to the ever popular Earnest Ice Cream and Rain or Shine.

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Rain or Shine Ice Cream-Taco Tuesday!

I’ve seen lots of pictures from Taco Tuesday and I finally went! They have a new location on Cambie and 18th which is a lot closer to me too. With the warm weather lately, I’ve been eating ice cream non-stop! I am so thankful I’m not lactose intolerant!!!

Rain or Shine Ice Cream They have this super cute book on their front counter! Rain or Shine has some seasonal flavours as well as some staples. Continue reading →

International Summer Night Market 2015

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Over the weekend I was invited by ChineseBites to the International Summer Night Market (the one near IKEA). On our way there, we almost ran over a super cute bunny as it dashed across the road! Don’t worry it survived! Okay back to the night market…

My boyfriend and I arrived around 8pm and the night market was dead compared to the other night market (the duck one). There were hardly any vendors and there weren’t that many food vendors either. It was pretty sad since this was the original night market that I used to go to but I guess the competition has gotten tough. On the bright side, this means literally no lines ups and no crowds. I also heard the food is a bit cheaper here and no entry fee either.

Prepare for lots of pictures!

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Argo Cafe

Argo Cafe was featured in the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. The outside looks pretty run down and the inside is similar but it’s a busy local diner. Their daily specials change everyday and you can find them on their website.

Argo Cafe There weren’t any booth seats left so we sat at this counter here. The diner is small so there were a lot of things stashed at the counter. Continue reading →

Soft Peaks: Organic Soft Serve

Guess who finally made it to Soft Peaks? ME!!! I swear everybody has blogged about it already so here are my thoughts.

Soft Peaks is located in Gastown and also conveniently near the new Bao Down that I have yet to check out! Soft Peaks makes their soft serve with Avalon organic milk which is why their price is higher. Organic anything is expensive!

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Beard Papa’s-Waffles!

I am still obsessed with waffles so I was ecstatic when I saw pictures of heart shaped waffles from Beard Papa’s new location! They closed down their stall in Richmond Centre and now they have an actual store in the same complex as London Drugs on No. 3 Road.

The space inside is bright and clean and would be a great place to hang out with friends. There’s also an ample amount of seating as well. With their floor to ceiling windows, it’s easy to entice passerby’s to come in!

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This was the Green Tea and Matcha Waffle and I’ve seen a lot of pictures of it since Beard Papa’s has opened. I loved how they’re in heart shapes and they were nice and chewy! I would totally come back for this.

Beard Papa's The Green Tea Fondant was not as good though. They display it in their fridge case and then they warm it up for you after you order it so that the fondant is melty although it really was just lukewarm. The cake part was strangely dense and chewy but sorta spongey? The green tea lava inside had a strong green tea flavour as advertised. The cake texture was not appetizing though so I wouldn’t get this again.

In addition to their signature cream puffs, they also have some other desserts in a display case now like small cakes and tiramisu.

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Icy Bar-So Cool!

Hello! Ok excuse my lame pun in the title… I met up with some of my former co-workers for dinner at Sushi Bella and then we went to Icy Bar for dessert! Icy Bar is a shaved ice and dessert cafe similar to Mango Yummy in Richmond but Icy Bar has been around for a lot longer. They also have locations in Richmond but the one we went to was on Kingsway.

You can get 8 toppings on your shaved ice for $8 or 4 toppings for $6.50. We decided to get two of the 4 topping shaved ice. If you order the 8 topping option, they’ll give you more ice in proportion to all the toppings. Or that’s what it looked like when I saw other tables ordering it.

Icy BarThis had mango, glutinous black rice, red bean and taro mochi.

Icy BarThis one had pearls, lychee, strawberry and green tea mochi.

The best part about Icy Bar is that they give you your own squeeze tube/bottle of condensed milk!!! WE USED A LOT. We practically drank it but it was awesome! =D Usually they charge you more for condensed milk.

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We also ordered a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for $2. It melted super fast… wasn’t the best ice cream and I’m not sure why I got it on the side and not on top… but they offered to give it to me on the side so I was like ok. I don’t think I would need ice cream next time anyway so I can save $2!

By the way, the ice is not flavoured but the texture was good. The toppings were all delicious and came with a generous amount. Nothing to complain about! I bet all the condensed milk we dumped on it helped!

It’s also a nice place to hang out with friends here! The store is not super tiny like Mango Yummy so it’d be a lot easier to get a table. They also serve drinks, tofu pudding and hot soup desserts.

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