Chicago’s First Gluten-Free Vegan Dessert Bar to Open This Spring
From double scoops to boozy milkshakes, Chicago’s newest vegan dessert shop has it all!
Scoops Dessert Bar is a vegan and gluten-free shop in Chicago set to open this spring. The creamery will feature treats like NadaMoo! ice cream in single or double scoops, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and a milkshake bar that will offer vegan and gluten-free alcoholic additives. Scoops was founded by long-time vegan and Chicago-raised Brittany Gumbiner, with help from her best friend and fellow vegan Alissa Parra, who helped design the interior of the shop.
“I wanted a selection of flavors with the ability to create a special space for those vegan and gluten-free lovers. The concept originated from wanting to provide an experience that serves pleasure to all audiences by not trading taste due to food tolerances,” Gumbiner told VegOut.
The shop’s milkshake bar will consist of classic flavors like vanilla topped with marshmallows and sprinkles, milkshake floats to which alcohol can be added, as well as chocolate milkshakes (which are inspired by Gumbiner’s late grandmother). In addition to shakes, Scoops Dessert Bar will also serve items like ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies, birthday cake ice cream filling, and sprinkles, as well as ice cream scoops in varieties such as mint chocolate chip, Rockiest Road, s’mores, cookie dough fudge, and caramel cold brew.
Scoops Dessert Bar will be located at 838 N State Street in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast district. Follow them on Instagram (@scoopsdessertbar) for the latest scoop!
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