Ever have those random cravings for something sweet, like ice cream, but feel limited because you don’t do dairy? Don’t worry, we totally get it. Vegan ice cream is the perfect option. Equally delicious and dairy-free, meaning that you shouldn’t feel too bad for having some on your cheat day. If you are wondering where to find vegan ice cream in LA, we listed the 10 best spots.
The Dolly Llama
Not only is The Dolly Llama ice cream delicious, but their ice cream is the most instagrammable ice cream on the list. Located in DTLA, Koreatown, and Sherman Oaks, their options include an ice cream sandwich, bubble or OG Liege ice cream, shakes, and more! From top to bottom, their two-story store and ice cream are instagrammable and definitely worth a visit.
So, technically Gelato is not ice cream, but this list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t add Gelato Festival on Melrose Avenue. One of the amazing things about the Gelato Festival is its vegan options. Their vegan Oatmilk Gelato is plant-based and non-GMO while their Vegan Traditional Italian Sorbetto is pure sorbet with nothing artificial.
Salt & Straw
Located in several areas in LA, Salt & Straw is all about creating a community for friends, family, and a community to meet new people. Salt & Straw has a wide variety of options to order online that can be delivered to your doorstep. From ice cream gifts, party packs, seasonal flavors, subscriptions, and more!
If you are in the mood for ice cream and pies, Magpies might be the store for you. They have a ton of flavors for ice cream and pies that are vegan-friendly. Located in Silver Lake, Highland Park, and Tarzanamake sure to stop by if you are in need of a treat.
Dear Bella Creamery
Dear Bella Creamery has delicious, unique flavored ice cream that is vegan and gluten-free. Head to LA on Vine Street to try some of their popular flavors like cookie monsta, honeyecomb, Taiwanese pineapple cake, mango sticky rice, and more. They also serve sundaes, floats, shakes, and ice cream cakes.
Not only does Van Leeuwen have unique flavors, but they also have a wide variety of vegan flavors. If you are interested in the classics, they have vegan strawberry and vegan mint chip. If you are in the mood for something exciting, try their vegan churros & fudge, mint cookies & cream, chocolate fudge brownie, pumpkin cinnamon roll, and more of their vegan flavors. Find the nearest van Leeuwen in LA, El Segundo, and Culver City to try their amazing ice cream.
In addition to vegan ice cream, Cremo is adding donuts to the list. If you are eager to try something different, head on to Sunset Blvd because their “Taking Back Sundae” might do the trick. A donut sandwich with two scoops of ice cream, bananas, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams
Located in Culver City and LA, Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams has tons of flavors that it’s going to require a second and third trip. The best part is that they sell pins and quarts for easy pickup. They also sundaes and have up to 8 flavors for popsicles.
Holy Rolly Ice Cream
Located in LA, Koreatown, and Arcadia, Holy Roly Ice Cream is all about organic, non-GMO ice cream with fresh toppings that are never frozen. Instead of scooping, Holy Roly Ice Cream is all about rolling up their ice cream and topping them with Oreos, marshmallows, Reeses Peanut Butter, and more.
Every flavor Wanderlust creates is inspired by their childhood memories, their own feelings, the places they’ve been, and the places they wish to visit. Wanderlust updates its menu with fresh, new flavors every month. Find one of the locations across LAcheck out their current flavors, and ask for a scoop before it’s too late.