In honor of the last day of #NationalIceCreamMonth, we’re excited to share 8 of our favorite PoC-owned ice cream shops in Seattle. Truth of the matter is that we happily support these and many other fabulous ice cream establishments throughout the year, wherever we go – including our first taste of Lebanese-style ice cream at Bachir Ice Cream in Paris (pictured above).
If we’re missing your favorite place to grab a cup or cone, let us know in the comments below and we’ll get it added. Thanks for all you do to make it easier for all of us to #SpendLikeItMatters one scoop at a time!
Central District Ice Cream Company — At their community ice cream shop, Kryse Martin-McGill and Darren McGill serve up new imaginative flavors every month that will keep you coming back for more. Celebrate the debut of new flavors (and featured local artists) the “First Thursdae” of the month. #pocowned #familyowned #womanowned #nativeowned
Fainting Goat Gelato – Fremont — Sevim and Yalcin Ataman rotate their gelato flavors everyday, which means that you can come back to this gelateria daily! This neighborhood favorite serves up all your favorite classic gelato flavors as well as their own inventive creations. #familyowned #pocowned #womanowned
FogRose Ice Cream — The most perfectly creamy ice cream? Yes, please. Check out Quyen Dang’s ice cream boutique, where she uses liquid nitrogen to craft stunning frozen creations just as beautiful as they are delicious. #pocowned #womanowned
Medzo Gelato Bar – Pioneer Square—Yes, it’s true. Owners Jennifer and Fareed Al-Abboud learned their craft from a gelato maestro who had previously been a pastry chef for the pope! #familyowned #pocowned #womanowned
Nutty Squirrel Gelato — One could say that gelato runs in the family for Alev Seymen, whose parents own the famed Fainting Goat Gelato. Now, she and her husband, Tolga, are making their own mark on Seattle’s gelato scene with their award-winning shop, Nutty Squirrel Gelato. #familyowned #pocowned #womanowned
Seattle Freeze — Customizable soft serve? Yep, you heard that right. Kryse Martin-McGill and Darren McGill’s brand new collaboration with Nate and Mel Daep combines ice cream and doughnuts! Create the soft serve of your dreams with mix-ins and toppings and enjoy one of their deliciously inventive doughnuts on the side! #familyowned #nativeowned #pocowned #womanowned
Sugar Plum — As Seattle’s first vegan ice cream shop, this hub for plant-based sweets must be on your list! Try out Makini Howell’s vegan twists on classic favorites, inventive seasonal flavors, milkshakes, and more. #familyowned #pocowned #womanowned
Sweet Alchemy – Ballard — Eco-conscious ice cream? Sign us up! Lois Ko is equally passionate about ice cream and sustainability at her ice cream shop, where most ingredients are sourced from within 100 miles of the shop, and all utensils are compostable. #pocowned #womanowned
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