Does eating a popsicle make you think of see-saws, summer picnics, running around until night fall and free spirited fun? Well, eating a popsicle from this joint makes me feel all of that and then some. It's good clean eating - much better for you than a chunk of ice cream. They are obviously vegetarian, but at least half are vegan. When you check out the menu board, they list them as such, so you don't have to ask a million questions about everything you are thinking about trying without eating dairy. Awesome.
I don't know why I didn't make the connection that they have coffee… but they do! As a veg establishment, I figured maybe it'd be ok, but, it was more than ok. It is better than some other local coffeehouses! However, the beans are from MD, so not local DC local, but still local. I like it better than some renowned DC beans, though, so it's all good. Add on soy or almond milk for about $0.68 or was it $0.63?! Get it hot or cold, it's good. Add in syrup and flavoring if you want to, but… the latte with the almond milk is already pre-sweetened. That may be the only down side, but, if you're here, you probably wanted a sugary frozen treat?
Fun items in the cold case like pre-made vegan salads like fennel-orange, farro-based and apple curry quinoa. Also, for those interested……. some local eggs and dairy products are in there, including some pies and yogurts.
Interested in a few random local goods? How about a loaf of Lyon Bakery bread? Maybe some chocolate bars? Don't forget a tshirt or tote bag? Also, a couple vegan baked goods from PA and DC, both of which were peanut and maple-based. Nice to have options, though!
The space is fun and open, people just chilling there on their Macs and laptops, a few conversations, good music, outdoor seating and an expansive window view. The only problem is if you want to try more than one pop…. it might melt on you while you eat one?!
Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 09, 2014
Note: Summer hours are extended later to 10pm Tues. - Sun.!
Cons: No entree salad already vegan