A midsummer's ice cream
Homegrown vegan ice cream company opens chill new South Lamar shop
Austin’s homegrown vegan ice cream brand is about to get a chill new space. On June 13, dairy free favorite NadaMoo (get it?) announced the opening of its first brick-and-mortar shop at a 1701 S. Lamar Blvd. in July.
Although the company has been in business for 13 years, the flagship will be the first physical location for the brand. In addition to being a great place to get a scoop, the facility will also serve as a test kitchen, allowing guests a first taste of flavors that may make it to grocery store shelves.
The shop will serve all the retail flavors, including mainstays like chocolate peanut butter, That Snickerdoodle Dough, and Java Crunch, plus a few varieties that will be exclusive to the store. All can be enjoyed by the cup, cone, or in shakes.
NadaMoo! will also have other plant-based treats, like goodies from local bakeries, and an innovative full coffee program offering only dairy free creamer. (We hope to see vegan affogatos.)
The ambience of the shop will be as colorful as the frozen treats. The exterior facade greets you with a 3-D sprinkle installation and an oversized spoon used as a door sign. Inside, designers McCray & Co. worked to create a playful interior dominated by an Instagram-friendly rainbow wall.
The dining area will also feature a large glass window that looks into the test kitchen, giving guests a peek into what goes into all that coconut milk magic.
“This has been a dream for our company for several years, and we are excited to finally have a place where we can directly serve our customers and fans, whether they’re local or just in town for an authentically Austin experience,” said NadaMoo president and CEO Daniel Nicholson in a release.
Although July 15 is the official grand opening date, fans can sneak into the shop during the soft opening phase beginning on June 15. For hours, follow @nadamoo on Instagram or Twitter.