• The vegan community has been flying its flag high and proud in the Mother City. We’re not quite sure when it began, but we’re certainly not complaining. A bunch of vegan-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, waffle houses, and ice cream parlours have been popping up on almost every corner.

    Here are 4 vegan-friendly ice cream spots every Capetonian needs to get to ASAP:

    Ditto Ice Cream & Waffle House

    Made from Cape Town’s favourite oat milk, Oh Oat m*lk, Ditto ice cream recently became the dairy-free alternative everyone’s been talking about! Deliciously creamy and indistinguishable from dairy, whether you’re vegan or vegetarian or a lover of dairy products – you’re bound to fall in love with their ice cream.

    • Location: 119 Kloof Street, Gardens
    • Operating hours: Monday to Thursday, Sunday 9am to 10pm | Friday to Saturday 9am to 11pm
    Picture: @eatditto / Instagram


    Moro Gelato

    Traveling to Italy on a whim may not be possible for us working folk, but at least you can still experience some fresh Italiangelateria scoops that are creamy and vegan-friendly at Moro Gelato. Local favourites include chai spice, pistachio, and dark chocolate.

    • Location: 165 Long Street, City Centre | 85 Regent Road, Sea Point | Shop 2, Portside Shopping Centre, Corner Upper Portswood Road and Main Road, Green Point
    • Operating hours: Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 11pm | Thursday to Sunday 11am to 11pm
    Picture: @morogelato / Instagram



    Unframed Ice Cream, as the name suggests, is not your everyday ice cream parlour; it prefers thinking outside the box, or frame, when it comes to inventing frozen flavours. This results in mouthwatering edible works of art that are both unusual and delightful.

    • Location: 45C Kloof Street, Gardens | 187 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
    • Operating hours: Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm | Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm
    Picture: @lifeunframed / Instagram


    Kristen’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream

    Get your vegan on with this gem where you can find the best Rum and Raisin and Vegan Choc Oreo, a must-have treat for any dessert-lover. Pop in and grab a scoop or tub – and then feel the happiness melting in your mouth. Kristen’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream, a recipe for some of the best ice cream imaginable, is a must-try if you haven’t tasted a scoop of the delicious ice cream yet.

    • Location: Cardiff Castle, 58 Main Street, Newlands | Constantia Uitsig, Spaanchemat River Road, Constantia | Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek
    • Operating hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm | Friday to Sunday 10am to 10pm
    Picture: @kristenskickassicecream / Instagram

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    Written by Tauhira Ajam for Cape {town} Etc.

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