Van Leeuwen is big deal ice cream in their native NYC, and they’ve started taking over LA too with a couple of trucks and stores in the Arts District, Franklin Village, and Culver City. Flavors don’t get too wild, but there are enough rotating special flavors to keep things exciting, and their classics are excellent (their plain chocolate is maybe the best we’ve ever had). The earl grey tea and honeycomb are our go-to’s, and if you see the lemon meringue yogurt tart in the case, do not hesitate. And for non-dairy eaters, Van Leeuwen has the best vegan ice cream we’ve ever tried- the coconut cream base isn’t too overpowering, and just as creamy as the dairy-filled original.

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