Vegan Soft Serve Ice Cream Exists!
You may remember back last week when I shared a quick video about a slice of heaven I found in Phoenix called Nami. In my searching of vegan options in Phoenix I stumbled across Nami that was listed as a 100% vegan ice cream shop/bakery/coffee shop. Further search brought up photos of indulgent ice cream sundaes called tSoynamis. We had the perfect opportunity to check out Nami following my birthday dinner at Pizza Heaven Bistro, since it was just up the street.
Not only does is Nami 100% vegan but they also carry many gluten-free options for those interested. Nami is located just next door to it’s restaurant counterpart, Green, that prides itself on being:
“100% vegan restaurant that features new american style “comfort” food. pizza, po-boys, fresh salads, noodle bowls, all of the food you love made with fresh, vegan ingredients. we use organic products whenever possible, unrefined organic cane sugar in our sauces and soy ice cream, 100% vegan cheeses and mock meats”
I finally made it to Green tonight, as it was VERY high on my list of places to check out. I’ll leave my thoughts on our experience for another day, but I will say this…we will be returning.
Upon setting our eyes on Nami we found it to be quaint, bright, and modern with clean lines.
The staff was super friendly. Given so many choices they also gave us a hand selecting our tSoynami. D went with the “Mash” which is a mash up of baked goods and other yummy additions of the maker’s choice. In other words a “Mash” will never be the same. D was quite impressed by the tastiness of his treat. I will admit I stole many spoonfuls of his.
I chose the “Fluffernutterin’” which contained organic peanut butter, banana, ricemellow fluff and toasted marshmallow flavor. Definitely a win in my book.
What made our experience even better? When I saw that our treats were served in a biodegradable 16oz cup along with a wooden biodegradable spoon. I’m all about reducing my carbon footprint.
Checking out their Facebook page I see that they have Hot Fudge Sundays and Sunday Brunch, both of which I know I will have to check out. Not to mention, I definitely need to try some of their vegan baked goods ASAP. Vegan donuts exist too!!
The good and bad is that it’s a pretty big trek to Nami for us. Good since I think I’d be there every day. Bad, that I wish it wasn’t that far. Even so I’ve visited Nami 4 times since arriving in Phoenix just under a month ago -_-. My excuses are that once it was my birthday and the other 3 I just happened to be in the area while exploring all Phoenix has to offer. Hey, I had to take advantage of my opportunities.
Yes, vegan soft serve ice cream exists and it truly is heavenly.
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)