We’re melting over this news — Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen ice cream is getting ready to open in the WestBend shopping center at 1621 River Run.
The creamery was founded as a food truck back in 2008 by brothers Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neil. It has since grown into a national brand known for its vegan ice cream made with oat milk and cashew milk. The ice cream shop makes all of its products from scratch + even offers menu items free of tree nuts, coconut, gluten, and soy.
Some of its mouthwatering flavors include Brown Sugar Cookie Dough Chunk, Earl Grey Tea, Marionberry Cheesecake, and Praline Butter Cake, along with vegan chocolate chip cookies, sundaes, and milkshakes.
A sign located outside the store says it’s expected to open fall of 2022.