Kensington Market Organic Ice Cream has returned! This small, Toronto-based artisinal ice cream joint that took our taste buds by storm several summers ago has always had trouble maintaining a venue. Last summer, it was operating out of The Back Alley (the restaurant, not an actual back alley) on Augusta. The summer before that, it was using the since-abandoned Sancis Fine Foods storefront on Kensington. Torontoist was dismayed a little while back when ice cream weather first came upon us for 2007 and we made a trip to the Back Alley jonesing for a scoop of rose ice cream only to be told that the organic ice cream had moved on. Oh, sure, we could always buy a small tub of the stuff from somewhere like Whole Foods if we really wanted (as if blogging paid well enough to enable grocery shopping at Whole Foods!) or down at the Dufferin Grove Park farmer’s market on Thursdays, but it just isn’t the same as having a regular organic ice creamery to frequent whenever we had a hankering for a scoop.
So imagine our delight when we heard that Kensington Market Organic Ice Cream had opened up a new location at Queen and Palmerston! Seriously, guys, this ice cream is phenomenal and tastes like real food, not like plastic chemical mysteries from Baskin Robbins. Flavours include Blueberry/Lavender and Emotional Rescue. When Torontoist went to check things out, they hadn’t made our fav flav of last year yet: Strawberry/Black Pepper/Anise. Hopefully, it too will make a comeback.