Ice cream makes the best summer treat, after-dinner dessert, and just an excuse to go out with friends and have a little snack. Nowadays, food Instagram is all about what’s Instagrammable in terms of ice cream, where they have unique concepts, flavors, décor, background, and more. The following blog will look at some of the most worth mentioning ice cream stores to visit in Toronto when you come to visit. Whether you are a plain-old vanilla lover, someone looking for hearts and views on Instagram, or just looking for some interesting place to try, we will cover six ice cream spots across downtown Toronto.
Kekou bubble tea and gelato sells locally made gelato, handcrafted bubble tea, with Asian-inspired flavors. They use non-dairy products resulting in drinks not as “creamy” or “milkshake-like” what most bubble tea drinkers are used to. Unique bubble tea flavors include Saigon fog, strawberry matcha, black matcha, green matcha, and rose tea honey. Their gelatos also do not have additional ingredients like guar gum and so will have a different texture. Located at 394 Queen Street West, Toronto, they are only 10 minutes away from Avalon Suites Yorkville.
Knock Out Ice Cream
Knock Out Ice cream is in the Annex Food Hall that serves creative flavors of ice cream like miso caramel and sour green apple served in several ways. Customers can choose to have an ice cream sandwich between two cookies or chose one or two fresh scoops on a fresh Hong Kong Bubble Waffle. Another fun fact about they are they decorate their ice cream like mango sticky rice with sticky rice, and captain crunch with crisp cereal for texture. Knock Out Ice Cream is located on 384 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X2 and is only a 15-minute walk from Avalon Suites Yorkville.
Summer’s Ice Cream
4 Summers have been serving high-quality homemade ice cream in the Yorkville neighborhood - a tradition in one of the founder’s Helka's family that began in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s and since 1984 in their Yorkville location. Expect to find flavors both traditional and new such as cookie dough and birthday cake, the must-try here is their Summer's Ice Cream original Toronto Pothole flavor. Summer’s Ice Cream is located at 101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1 and is only a two-minute walk, right downstairs of Avalon Suites Yorkville.
Punto Gelato was the first gelato shop to open on Yonge Street in August 2010 giving it lots of popularity. Thye has creamy, fruity, vegan, yogurt, nutty, crunchy, smooth, spicy, gluten-free, and dairy-free, gelato flavors made with fresh fruits and high-quality ingredients. A selection of their ingredients is claimed to be natural from Italy and Canada. You can mix 2-4 Favours, try a gelato sandwich, or an Affogato – drowned gelato with espresso coffee. Avalon Suites Yorkville is only a 3-minute walk to Pluto Gelato at 146 Cumberland St, Toronto.
S’cream Ice Cream and Coffee
S’cream Ice Cream and Coffee is in Bloor-Yorkville, and they are most known for their bossy ice cream and kits. S’cream Ice Cream and Coffee is selling soft serve traditional flavors like coconut raspberry, French vanilla, mint chip, key lime pie, moose tracks, strawberry, chocolate, and mango gelato. From Avalon Suites Yorkville to S'cream Ice Cream and Coffee it is only a 3-minute walk to 126 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W 3Y8.
Dolce Gelato is in three locations across Toronto on Danforth Avenue, College Street, and Kensington Market. More than just gelato, Dolce Gelato also sells coffees, cakes, drinks, waffles, and crepes. They offer over 60 flavors like banana and pistachio and are served in customer choice of plain, sugar, or waffle cone. From Avalon Suites Yorkvilleis only a 10-minute drive to the Kensington Market Dolce Gelato location 234 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L7.
Scooped by Demetre’s
Scooped by Demetres located in a newly opened downtown Toronto Harborfront Cityplace. This location just serves ice cream from Demetre’s more well-known sit-down for ice cream on waffles and crepes. Flavors you can find at Scooped by Demetres include 24 carrot orange sorbet, roses of paradise, house of earl grey, Vancouver Island salted caramel, lemon curd blueberry, and office coffee. From Avalon Suites Yorkville to Scooped by Demetres, it is a 20-minute drive to 113 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 0K2.
Avalon Suites Yorkville
If you are traveling to the downtown Toronto area to try new flavors of ice cream, here for a short vacation, or visiting friends and family, staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville allows you to be within walking distance to all the above ice cream stores and plenty of tourist attractions, patios for outdoor dining, and transportation.
Avalon Suites Yorkville offers a range of rooms from economy for one to a presidential suite for five, there is suite one that best suits your needs. Each suite also offers free wi-fi connection, smart tv with cable, access to the building’s gym, fitness center, conference room, and concierge service.
If you are looking for local restaurants to try out while staying with Avalon, check out our blog best Restaurants for Take-our Near our Short-term Rentals. Or if you are looking for local tourist attractions in the Yorkville area, check out our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville.
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