Here are 5 non-dairy ice cream spots in NYC to visit, with a map of all other ice cream spots
Vegan Ice cream is for sure hard to come by, but when you do find it - expect to pay a premium for the tasty treat. I am still 100% a fan of buying the tubs of ice-cream from Whole Foods and then going to town on them at home. But buying outside is part of the experience. You may go on an especially hot day in the summer, you're out with some friends, or you simply just deserve it. So long you keep the purchase within your budget. Everything else will fall into place. Here are my recommendations of places to go for some non-dairy ice cream, I also created a map with all establishments across NYC for access. If I missed a spot - drop it down below.
Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit — $3 - $8+
Imagine soft serve without the limits! Chloe's is definitely a treat yourself establishment. Though I haven't visited yet, the reviews on Yelp speak to a great and yummy experience with a variety of toppings to choose from. Definitely worth it for when you want to celebrate a win. Not only do they sell soft serve but also popsicles and smoothies.
Ben & Jerry's — $4.95 - $12+
Ben & Jerry's is a classic brand, and I remember being ecstatic when they debut non dairy cream. Really, the world went mad. I like that at Ben & Jerry's you can go with dairy eating friends and there will be something on the menu for you all.
Van Leeuwen — $5.75 - $10+
I've always been skeptical of vegan ice-cream - that was until I had Van Leeuwen. My mind has been changed thanks to the Peanut Butter Choc Chip ice cream that I had recently. Now it's all hail Van Leeuwen from here on out. The ice-cream is really creamy and if you watch the extra toppings and the extra scoops, you really can enjoy a treat with just $6. I like that this spot also sells dairy options so everyone can enjoy.
Bive — $5.50 - $13+
Ice cream with a purpose other than a treat? Yep, so
Amorino — $5.50 - $14+
Amorino focuses on numerous senses during your visit. The ice-cream is really gelato, an Italian frozen desert that's made usually with milk and sugar. At Amorino you can get sorbet without the milk and still get the same experience for not only for taste, but for visual appeal.