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Chicago’s Vegan Soft Serve Shop Vaca’s Creamery to Open Second Location Next Year

The plant-based ice cream shop will open in Lincoln Square in February.

Vaca's Creamery

Vaca's Creamery

The plant-based ice cream shop will open in Lincoln Square in February.

Cheers to more vegan options in Chicago! Local ice cream shop Vaca’s Creamery will be opening a second location in February.

Chicago Vegan Soft Serve Options

Vaca’s Creamery has only been open in Chicago for a year and a half, but the vegan ice cream shop has already made a name for itself. Vegan soft serve can be hard to find, but Vaca’s Creamery has perfected it.

Vaca’s offers vegan soft serve ice cream made with oat milk. The menu features all the classic toppings, fudge, and waffle cones that you’d find at a traditional ice cream shop. Also on the menu are milkshakes, sundaes, and pints to go.

In the last year, Vaca’s Creamery has risen to Yelp’s #1 ice cream shop in all of Illinois—vegan or not! The small shop with the walk-up window draws vegans and non-vegans alike from all over the city. Additionally, the brand was featured on NBC Chicago’s The Food Guy for its aesthetically pleasing ice cream sundaes.

Vaca's Creamery

Vaca’s Creamery

Lincoln Square Gets a New Vegan Ice Cream Shop

Vaca’s Creamery’s success has prompted the owners to open a second location early next year. The new spot will open in Giddings Plaza in Lincoln Square in February. Vaca’s Creamery Lincoln Square will be bigger than the original location, allowing the owners to expand the concept.

The Lincoln Square outpost will feature an expanded menu, including new housemade toppings, ice cream flavors, and the addition of seasonal pastries and ice cream pies. Mariana Marinho—head chef and recipe developer—will be drawing from her Brazilian roots to bring new desserts and pastries to the shop.

Unlike the flagship location, the Lincoln Square outpost will have ample seating, both indoors and on an outdoor patio.

For more information about the vegan ice cream shop making waves in Chicago, visit VacasCreamery.com.

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

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