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7 Spots to Get Vegan Ice Cream (That Isn’t Chocolate or Vanilla) in Los Angeles

Ditch the plain vanilla and chocolate ice cream, and order something unique to celebrate on National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day (July 1). Here’s a list of vegan and vegan-friendly spots that craft clever takes on this classic favorite. Stop in or order online.


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Cocobella Creamery


Vegan and gluten-free ice cream shop Cocobella has a wide range of ice creams, including some creative flavors. For example, they make a Lemon Poppy Cake (coconut milk base), which features lemons, poppyseeds, and crumbled pieces of their vanilla sponge cake, along with The Elvis (oat milk base)—vanilla ice cream with pieces of freshly baked banana bread and a sunflower seed butter swirl.

Cocobella Creamery

Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams

Culver City

Vegan-friendly Ginger’s offers a few vegan flavors made with coconut milk and coconut cream. One original take of theirs is the Vegan Pickled Strawberry & Boysenberry. Cravings, anyone?

Ginger's Divine Ice Creams

Hug Life

Garden Grove, Long Beach, and Orange

An all-vegan ice cream spot, Hug Life offers a variety of flavors, including traditionals as well as creative concoctions. One such is their Earl Great (gluten and nut-free), which is crafted with premium Earl Grey tea, and another is their Sesame Street (gluten and nut-free), which consists of Roasted black sesame with activated charcoal and a hint of dark chocolate.

Hug Life

Magpies Softserve

Silver Lake and Tarzana

Vegan-friendly soft serve joint Magpies crafts several vegan options. The flavors change daily, but they pretty much always carry their vegan Corn Almond (almond milk base), along with at least one or two other unique vegan flavors.

Magpies Softserve

Van Leeuwen

Multiple Locations

As a vegan-friendly ice cream brand, Van Leeuwen offers several vegan options, including their Vegan Cookie Crumble Strawberry Jam and rotating seasonal favorites such as Vegan Planet Earth and Vegan Oat Passion Fruit & Ube Coconut Cookie.

Van Leeuwen

Wanderlust Creamery

Multiple Locations

Wanderlust is a vegan-friendly creamery whose unique flavors are inspired by places co-founder Adrienne Borlongan has been to or longs to visit, as well as by childhood memories. Two of these are their vegan staples—Sticky Rice + Mango (created using house-made rice milk, coconut cream, and swirls of Alphonso mango) and Gianduja (whose inspiration comes from Piedmont, Italy). The latter is crafted with pure cacao and hazelnut paste.

Wanderlust Creamery

Photo credit: @tastefulpantry on Instagram


Echo Park and Glendale

Yoga-urt makes a long list of vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free probiotic soft serve, which includes some creative flavors. These rotating treats to watch for are their Lavender Blossom, Radiant Golden Rose, Ganesha's Sweet Greens, and Purple Power.


Symphony Barnes


Symphony is a Southern California native who is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing, living in California, and sharing her vegan lifestyle. Symphony graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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