Best ice cream in Toronto

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Toronto has plenty of options for ice cream, but some shops stand out from the rest. Whether it’s an international take on the famous frozen treat or a family run ice cream shop, all of these places serve up delicious ice cream! Here are the best places to get ice cream in Toronto. [Photo credit: Arctic Bites by Jennifer D’Agostino]

Sweet Olenkas On Queen

1
1050 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H7

Sweet Olenka’s first opened its doors in 2007 and received critical acclaim almost instantly. The menu is a bevy of sweet treats, but it’s the ice cream that stands out. From wasabi to strawberry and rhubarb, the flavours are always changing, plus they have vegan options!

Fugo Dessert Inc

2
205 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C8

Fugo took Instagram by storm when it opened last summer. But Cookie Monster cone aside, the actual ice cream is what keeps people coming back for more. Made in-house the ice cream is made with all natural ingredients and the menu is chock full of delicious options.

Booyah Inc.

3
16 Vaughan Rd, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1

Located at St. Clair West and Bathurst, Booyah Inc., has been making waves since it opened in 2015. From the ice cream taco to the sky-high ice cream cones, the people of Toronto can’t seem to get enough. Flavours include the classics like chocolate, birthday cake and cotton candy.

Eds Real Scoop

4
920 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

Ed’s Real Scoop is a must-try for any ice cream lover in Toronto. Family owned and operated, the care they take in making ice cream is noticeable. The flavours change daily and you can buy take home containers so you can bring a little bit of Ed’s Real Scoop home with you!

Arctic Bites

5
21 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

Arctic Bites introduced Toronto to pollarolls, a Thai ice cream treat made right in front of you! The process starts with pouring cream onto custom made cold-plates that reach -20° C, and then ingredients are added, depending on the chosen flavour. Try Love at First Bite (strawberry), Your Morning Cup (coffee) or Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Dutch Dreams Ltd

6
36 Vaughan Rd, Toronto, ON M6G 2N3

A location change couldn’t stop the loyal fans Dutch Dreams has accumulated over the past 30 years. From the massive waffle bowls to the infamous baked Alaska, Dutch Dreams is an ice cream lovers dream! The famous ice cream shop is family-run, too.

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery

7
93A Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z2

Owned by Bakerbots’ Rosanne Pazzelli and brother Anthony, there’s no shortage of delicious ice cream at Bang Bang. From ice cream sandwiches made from freshly baked cookies and cream puffs, to the famous Hong Kong waffle cone, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the homemade ice cream. The flavours are plentiful as well, from London Fog to Totaro.

Greg's Ice Cream

8
750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

Greg’s Ice Cream first opened its doors in 1981 and its still going strong. Offering more than 100 flavours (on rotation of course), the ice cream has become an institution for cool treats addicts across Toronto. Make sure you drop by an ATM before heading over, they only accept cash.

The Big Chill

9
367 Manning, Toronto, ON M6G 2V6

Located on the corner of Manning and College, The Big Chill isn’t hard to find, mainly due to the giant neon sign brandishing its name. The décor pays homage to the good old days when there was a malt shop on every corner. The retro ice cream shop serves all the classics, from cones to sundaes to Belgian waffles!

The Lansdowne Cone

10
659 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y2

When Lansdowne Cone opened in 2011 the neighbourhood welcomed them with open arms. Expect complex flavours like pistachio almond crunch, Birthday cake and the popular “Mud” sundae, made with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, cookie crumbs, whipped cream and gummy worms.

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
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