We were so excited to hear about the UK’s first all vegan ice cream parlour and delighted to be invited to the press launch the day before it was open to everyone else! It’s a hard job but someone has to do it.

The first VEGAN Ice cream shop in London is called Yorica! And is located at 130 Wardour Street.

20160301_193352We went through ALL of the flavours and there is not one that isn’t just delicious. From the firm favourites of Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate to Cookies and Cream Chocolate, Cookies and Cream Vanilla, Peanut Free Peanut butter and many more along.
We loved the frozen yogurt too…. Matcha with raw coca nibs was amazing. The shakes and smoothies are just too good as well…. And for the twist……….. they make HOT smoothies too.

We couldn’t resist trying the hot vegan peanut free peanut butter smoothie………. (so ideal for people with nut allergies too.) And OMG you have never tasted something so good.
Yorica! has a chilled out vibe (excuse the pun) and the team behind the concept want a place where everyone can come along and not be worried about allergies or be restricted by dietary requirements and they are completely avoiding unhealthy ingredients too using instead natural vegan ingredients like rice milk and seaweed!

The team are enthusiastic and helpful… and if you pick a flavour you don’t like they will change it for free…how cool is that?
We chatted with the parlour designers, the brand designers, the PR team, the CEO and the managers too. Everyone is feeling so happy and proud and can’t wait to share their ‘clean food’ ice cream with the world.
So finally lovely VeggieVision TV viewers, someone is listening to us! Us vegans DO NOT WANT A FRUIT SALAD for desert………… yes we may, if push comes to shove, go for it as a starter……… but not for a desert………. You seriously do not need to just use boring old, cruel ingredients like milk and eggs to make a stunning desert. Cater for us properly and we will be loyal forever and tell all of our mates too.
20160301_211214Get over to Yorica! for a delicious, clean food smoothie and icecream treat and your body will say “Thank you!” Pop in and see Monika and Luca and the team and say you saw them on VeggieVision TV!

The team told us,
“This March will see the opening of the UK’s first EVER free from cafe – set to open on Wardour Street, Soho. From nut free peanut butter ice cream served in a free from cone to matcha green tea fro-yo, to free from chocolate shakes (served hot or cold!) and beetroot ice cream – all topped off in style with moreish sprinkles and fresh fruits (optional!) – this is something to shout about!”

“With Yorica!, everyone’s invited to indulge without worry; the scrummy range of Fro-Yos, hot and cold Shakes and Ice Creams not only taste incredible – the all natural ingredients are also entirely free from all of the main allergens, including dairy, lactose, gluten, nuts and egg – and are all completely vegan. These are free lovin’ treats with none of the nasties, all certified and traced, from crop to cone.”
Yorica!’s opening hours will be Sunday – Thursday 10am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 10am – midnight and is located at 130 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZN,
All Yorica! products are free from most of the 14 allergens. This means that there are no allergens such as; wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs and nuts or GMO and artificial sweeteners. Some of the Yorica! products do contain soya and soy lecithin.