• Ginger's Comfort Emporium

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  • Ice-cream Ice Cream

Ice cream parlor but with several labeled vegan flavors, including a version of a Chorlton crack (peanut butter and salted caramel). Ask if the cones are vegan. On the 1st floor of Afflecks Palace in the Northern Quarter. Also has an ice cream van seen at local markets and festivals. Open Mon-Fri 10:30-18:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 11:00-17:00.

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15 Reviews

First Review by jennyc32


Points +1166

07 Nov 2023


Tasty ice cream. A few vegan options

Pros: Nice place, Vegan options are labeled

Cons: Not fully vegan



Points +874

06 Nov 2023

selection of vegan ice creams

Cute cafe / ice cream parlour with some inventive flavours. Good range of vegan options


Points +45

04 Sep 2023

Fun ice cream spot tucked away in market

Limited choices but the ones they did have were very tasty!

Pros: Original flavours, Decor

Cons: Only a couple of vegan options


Points +634

04 Jun 2023

Big portion beautiful ices

We had the malted coconut, chocolate, and the cherry sorbet. I thought when they said '1 scoop' it would be kind of small but it is So Much Ice Cream!!! Really rich delicious flavours. The cherry my favourite I think

Pros: Non-vegan options clearly marked

Cons: Only soy milk for coffee


Points +64

18 Sep 2022

Delicious gem

Been here many times. Ice-cream and sorbets are always delicious. The ice cream flavours tend to change. So they don't always have the same one. All ice-creams can be made into a milkshake. Staff are very friendly.

Pros: Delicious Ice-creams & milkshakes , Very friendly staff


Points +76

20 Mar 2022

Great views, great ice-cream

I love this little quirky hideout inside Afflecks! Big plush velvet seating, great views across Oldham Street, lovely staff and really great vegan ice cream and milkshakes.

Pros: Ice creams can be made into milkshakes , Good choice of flavours, Always something new to try

Cons: Didn't have any brownies when I went


Points +439

10 Jun 2021

Nice place

Nice place, the ice cream is a bit watery, like crystallised frozen water, could be creamier. Flavours are delicious and fresh though, taste really natural.

Pros: Good fresh flavours


Points +60

02 Jun 2021

Four vegan ice cream 🍦 options

It was boiling today so I stopped by here and got an ice cream, lemon treacle. I was impressed by the many flavours. Served by a friendly girl. She said the cone was vegan, contrary to the description on Happy Cow so looks like they’ve changed that (unless I was poisoned). It was a rainbow cone.


Points +293

05 Mar 2020

Hidden gem 💎

Hidden away in a corner of Afflecks is an absolute treasure. They only have a limited choice of vegan ice creams but I would attempt to eat them all if there was more. The milkshakes are simply the best I have found since I have been vegan and I have been looking long and hard. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in the area. Limited space but a lovely retro feel.

Pros: Delicious , Reasonable prices, Quirky decor

Cons: Limited range , Limited seating area


Points +411

20 Jan 2020

Worth it for the ice cream

I went on my birthday and it was honestly not a great day overall but the ice cream cheered me up a fair bit so there you are. I had the strawberry flavour and it tasted exactly how I remember dairy ice cream tasting, with the same mouthfeel.

Pros: Will cheer you up on a bad birthday, Reasonably priced


Points +380

04 Jul 2019

Best vegan ice cream in the city centre

You will not find better vegan nice cream in Manchester City Centre


Points +153

21 Jan 2019


Service was warm & friendly and the blackberry mint sorbet was really nice • it was obviously made with fresh ingredients, and served as a dreamy reminder of summer on a cold, January day!
My boyfriend wasn't terribly impressed with the vegan "Chorlton Crack", which he said only tasted like peanut butter (he'd been hoping that more of the salted caramel would come through), but he finished every last bite & we both enjoyed our visit!

• I've left off 1 star as the space itself felt a little bit dirty/in need of care.

Pros: Vegan-friendly treats, Lovely staff

Cons: Space felt a bit messy & not very inviting


Points +2697

21 Jan 2018

Ok but...

Not actually a vegans paradise. Most options contain dairy and the vegan options are pretty basic like a simple chocolate ice-cream or a sorbet. They also had a vegan brownie which wasn’t really worth its calories. But the staff is well informed and friendly and the prices are ok so if you happen to be at Afflecks it’s fine to stop for a coffee.


Points +920

10 Oct 2017

Great Ice Cream

As good as any other vegan ice cream I've ever had


Points +3240

08 Jul 2017

Delicious vegan ice cream!

There were four vegan ice cream/sorbet options when I visited: pear, apple and wheatgrass, malted coconut milk, and Chorlton Crack (their signature peanut butter and salted caramel ice cream, now available for vegans as well). The staff knew about the vegan options and let me know that the cones weren't vegan. I had one scoop of Chorlton Crack, and it was possibly the best ice cream I've ever had! One scoop was definitely enough, it was a gigantic scoop. I was a very satisfied customer! It's a nice little cafe to visit with some comfy booths and free wifi. Definitely recommended for those with a sweet tooth!

Pros: Good vegan options, Big scoops of ice cream

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