Welcome Parlour

Whenever we’re in North Van, we always make a point to check a couple new spots. We decided to go for ice cream at Welcome Parlour; they tout themselves as having natural, authentic flavours. You’ll find them beside Andrews on 8th. They have a second location in at The Shipyards.

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Sign outside.

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We dropped in on a late Saturday afternoon (around 5:00pm). There wasn’t really anyone else there but us.

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The inside is cute with bright red chairs and candy everywhere.

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The menu is split into ice cream, hot drinks, dessert and shake/floats.

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Interesting that they have kombucha and ginger beer (from Green Leaf Brewery).

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Saw someone filling up a growler to grow. Great slogan!

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Scoops are $5.50 (single), $7.50 (double) and pints are $12.00.

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Closeup of their waffle cones.

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They had about a dozen flavours to choose from; sadly, there was no butter beer which a buddy had told me about.

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We sampled a couple flavours before deciding. Flavours lean mostly towards classics/standards.

Flight ($7.50)
DSC01778We went with lemon lavender, mango pineapple, Bailey’s pecan and strawberry. We’ve had a few ice cream flights; this was literally the SMALLEST scoops I’ve ever seen. Wow. My eyes popped at how little the scoops were. That being said, let’s talk about the ice cream itself.

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Strawberry was my favourite; liked that they had real chunks. Mango pineapple had a chunk of pineapple in it. Lemon lavender was light and refreshing (although a tad icy). Bailey flavour was subtle but had pecans in it.

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It’s a cute neighbourhood spot but nowhere close to the quality you get in Van. Bite sized scoops.

Welcome Parlour
http://welcomeparlour.com/
277 E 8th Street
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 408-7481

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