July is National Ice Cream Month in the United States. With fans such as Founding Fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and American citizens from sea to shining sea, the frozen treat provides the timeless taste of summertime fun and joy all year ’round. Depending on their tastes, people can not only enjoy the classic Neapolitan flavors of vanilla, chocolate, but also indulge in the imaginative creativity of the unique concoctions crafted by ice cream connoisseurs across the country. In celebration of America’s favorite dessert, here’s the scoop on a sampling of some of the nation’s best (and coolest) ice cream parlors.
When at noon the grand clock chimes, it’s lunchtime! Along the picturesque scene of cobblestoned sidewalks, Victorian-style architecture, old-timey streetlights, and of course, the famed steam clock, the historical district of Vancouver’s Gastown offers many dining options to complement your afternoon of strolling, sightseeing, and shopping. From classic comfort food to the more adventurous choices, there’s something for every visitor who craves a taste of the Pacific Northwest’s diverse cuisine. The next time you find yourself venturing through this downtown Vancouver neighbourhood, check out these recommended places for a memorable munch.
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