Further solidifying the North Ballard blocks of Northwest 70th Street between about 12th and 15th avenues as my favorite micro-neighborhood in the city, Frankie & Jo’s announced this weekend that they’ll be opening a shop there in early 2018. According to their Instagram, the new shop will be near The Fat Hen and Delancey. Swooooon.
We had our reservations whether or not people would jump onto the plant-based ice cream idea, but the looooooong lines outside deceptively delicious Frankie & Jo’s Capitol Hill scoop shop daily (even when it’s not 80 degrees out) proves that Seattle is all in. The seasonal flavors for August are particularly delightful: Try the eclipse, a swirl of toasted coconut and chocolate ice cream (made with coconut and cashew milks), with house-made sunflower seed butter cups folded in. It even comes in adorably designed special pints to go. Of course.
More details to come, but for now, plan on vegan ice cream playing heavily in your New Year’s resolutions.